Simon Heath

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South Brent TQ10 & Newton Abbot TQ12
Available for new clients
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This professional is available for new clients.

About me

Hello, I'm Simon (he/him). Thank you for taking the time to view my page.

I am a Counsellor and Ecotherapist. Ecotherapy is an umbrella term for traditional counselling that takes place in the natural world.

Working outside enhances the therapeutic work - be it walk and talk therapy where we walk through woodland together; sitting in an open space; physically working together in a gardening session; or using elements of the natural world as a way of helping make sense of problems or issues – the work will help you (re)connect with the natural world and help you find your answers.  There is proven scientific evidence that being outside helps reduce anxiety and depression and promotes both physical and mental wellbeing.

How we work will be tailored to your preference and will often develop and change as our work continues.

On a personal note, being outside, forms part of my own therapeutic process. It gives me time to reflect and appreciate the beautiful part of the world that I live in. I am drawn to this way of working and find that clients can also take much from working outside. There are many proven benefits of being outside to both mental and physical wellbeing. The walking element of Walk and Talk therapy literally takes us on a journey, giving us choices of which path to take and encouraging us to find new ways of finding where we are going.

There is often a sense of freedom from being outside, but it can also feel exposed if you are talking about emotionally charged issues. All the spaces I use are chosen for their combination of natural harmony and privacy - enabling you to relax in the knowledge that whatever we discuss will remain confidential.

I have been a counselling tutor since 2016 and in 2021, with Becky Whittaker, setup Step by Step Counselling College.   Teaching counselling and listening skills, allows me to constantly re-evaluate my working practices and explore creative counselling interventions.

Counselling by its nature is a very intimate process; and working out what you feel you need can be tricky to start with. Our first session together will be used to set clear boundaries and is a time for us both to meet, talk about what you hope to gain from counselling and how we might work together.

As a member of the National Counselling Society (NCS) I operate within their Code of Ethics in Counselling and as such undertake regular supervision with a qualified supervisor. We work together using a combination of online, outside and indoor meetings.

Training, qualifications & experience

Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling (2016) Devon Counselling College
Transactional Analysis - TA101 (2016) Iron Mill College
LGBT+ Awareness (2017) Studio One
Suicide Awareness (2017) FDR Training
Introduction to Ecotherapy: Counselling with Nature in Mind (2019) Iron Mill College
Single Session Therapy (2020) Counselling Tutor
Counselling Autistic Clients & Working with Autism (2020) Counselling Tutor
Attachment Theory (2020) Counselling Tutor
Bereavement Awareness (2020) Counselling Tutor
Online and Telephone Counselling Course (2020) Counselling Tutor
QNUK Level 3 Award in Emergency First Aid at Work (RQF) (2021) Optimal First Aid
Diploma: Professional Supervision (2022) Safe Space Counselling
ADHD in Counselling (2022) Counselling Tutor
Existential Perspectives (2022) Counselling Tutor
Polyvagal Theory (2022) Counselling Tutor
Photography As An Ecotherapy Tool (2022) Tariki Trust
Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Autism (2022) Skills Network
Autism Masking (2022) Counselling Tutor
Working with Sounds and Silence in Ecotherapy (2022) Tariki Trust
Using Mindfulness for Self Care (2022) Counselling Tutor
An introduction to sex and intimacy in therapy work (2024) NCTI

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National Counselling & Psychotherapy Society (NCPS)

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In 2013 the NCS register was accredited by the Professional Standards Authority under the Accredited Voluntary Register Scheme. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

National Counselling & Psychotherapy Society
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£30.00 - £50.00
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

Ecotherapy sessions cost £50 per 50 minute session.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Mon    9:15 - 15:00
Tues    9:15 - 15:00
Wed    9:15 - 17:00
Thur    9:15 - 17:00
Fri      9:15 - 17:00

Other times by appointment

Further information

​If you feel that cost may be a barrier to you, please ask about low cost sessions. I have a limited number of places available to people on low incomes. If there are none available at the time of your enquiry, I am more than happy to add your name to my waiting list.

South Brent, Devon, TQ10

Bakers Park, Newton Road, Bishopsteignton, Newton Abbot, Devon, TQ12 1YP

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Types of client

Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

Key details

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Wheelchair user access
Wheelchair user access

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Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

As ecotherapy work takes place outside in extreme weather paths can sometimes be inaccessible for all. However if you have mobility issues we can discuss how and where we could work together.

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I am a qualified supervsior and offer creative, supportive supervision; working both outside and online.

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Simon Heath
Simon Heath