Simon Heale MA UKCP
Due to the impact and many concerns there are around the Coronavirus, as well as meeting in person, I am also offering sessions online and the opportunity to meet in the open air as well.
Hi, I’m Simon, I’m a Core Process Psychotherapist. I’ve been working with Individuals and groups in varied settings for most of my working life.
You may be coming to Psychotherapy or Counselling with a nagging curiosity, a deep abiding pain or an unresolved life issue, wanting an end to your suffering, rapid improvement and abiding change for the better. You may have been dealing with these issues for most of your life, coming back to them over and over, seeing them again as you move into new situations, another new relationship, the next stage of life, passionately wanting to move on. Equally, you may find yourself challenged by the emergence of new and troubling issues for which you feel little prepared.
Genuinely transformative therapy and personal work that brings about deep, enduring change often entails not only the seeking of solutions, but also the ongoing cultivation of attitudes and behaviours.
These attitudes and behaviours then support the movement towards enlargement as debilitating life histories are understood, seen through and let go. We see the limitations of the narratives we’ve made for ourselves of who we are and what our lives have been and can be. We begin to know, perhaps for the first time, what it is to be a fully autonomous individual in our brief moments on this turning earth.
Energy then begins to flow back into our life and new possibilities that lay enfolded in different potential futures start to break open. Such openings bring a greater sense of purpose and meaning, giving personal permission to be who we are, reminding us of something we know, but had forgotten.
The challenges we face then beckon us back into our life, calling us to take full responsibility for who we are. Our lives simply become more interesting to us, calling us deeper.
We are then truly on the journey of the soul.
I work with individuals on an open-ended basis or for an agreed time period, either short or long term. You are welcome to book for an initial meeting with me so we can explore together whether therapy would be helpful.
Please feel free to contact me with any questions you may have.
I am experienced in working with a wide range of issues including, but not limited to,
- Panic attacks
- Relationship difficulties
- Loss of Direction
- Life transition
- Low confidence and issues around self-esteem
- Challenging work situations
- Self development
- Approaches to Spirituality
My practice is in central Sheffield where I am based In Devonshire Green, in the City Centre where there is free parking as well as being easily accessible by public transport.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a fully qualified and experienced Psychotherapist with a practice based in Sheffield, Islington and Hackney. I am accredited by the UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) and hold a Masters Degree in Core Process Psychotherapy from the Karuna Institute in Devon, one of the first trainings to integrate mindfulness practices into its approach. In addition to working privately as a Psychotherapist, until recently I also worked as the Assistant Director of The Centre for Better Health, a progressive mental health charity in Hackney.
I have taught meditation and mindfulness in Universities, schools, organisations and for individuals. I have also facilitated groups and individuals in the BigMind process and voice dialogue. I have been meditating for over 30 years and am an assistant teacher in the Zen tradition. I am open and interested in work with others around the issues that can arise through contemplative practice across many traditions. Please do get in touch if you feel you are interested in exploring these themes. I have experience in a wide range of modalities, learning and training in Depth and Archetypal Psychology, Embodied Relational Therapy, Ecotherapy and others.
- BA Philosophy, Kings College, London
- MA Core Process Psychotherapy, Karuna Institute, Devon
- UKCP Registered Member
- ACPP Registered Member
Registered / Accredited
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UK Council for Psychotherapy
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Areas of counselling I deal with
The standard rate for sessions is on a sliding scale from £45-£60
I take into consideration personal circumstances and have some low cost, concession slots available - please get in contact for further information.
Concessions offered for
I have availability at present.
I also offer sessions conducted outside which can include walking, but not necessarily, please get in touch for more information.