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About me

I work on a one to one basis and my work is primarily person-centred. This means I believe that giving someone the opportunity to explore their thoughts and feelings in a comfortable, safe, and non judgmental space can really lead to understanding and accepting of self, help confidence grow, resolve past issues, as well as highlighting a way forward.

I work in accordance with the BACP ethical framework and have regular supervision to ensure I can offer you the best practice.

Please note that due the COVID19 restrictions I am currently offering one to one sessions through telephone counselling, Skype, or Zoom.

Training, qualifications & experience

I have had several years of experience working with people who have suffered from addictions of many forms (Alcohol, gambling, sex, drugs). These addictions are usually a symptom of underlying issues.

As part of the LGBTQ+ community I understand some of the difficulties and challenges many of us face, and am passionate about working within the community to help.

I have also worked with a wide range of complex issues including loss and grief, relationship issues, work related issues, and many others.

I also have experience both professionally and personally with depression and anxiety.

I have qualifications and experience of working with clients both on the telephone and face to face.

I have experience in working with people short term, with solution focused therapy, and also long term explorative therapy.


  • BTEC Level 5 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling (QCF)
  • Telephone Counselling Training: working with long term and short term clients
  • Gamcare (gambling trained)
  • Brief Solution Focused Therapy

Member organisations


British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.

Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.

All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

I have experience in issues surrounding sexuality, acceptance, and abuse.

Therapies offered

  • Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT)
  • Behavioural therapy
  • Cognitive analytic therapy (CAT)
  • Cognitive and behavioural therapies
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Cognitive therapy
  • Existential therapy
  • Gestalt therapy
  • Human Givens psychotherapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Interpersonal therapy
  • Jungian therapy
  • Mindfulness
  • Other therapies
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Psychoanalysis
  • Psychoanalytical and psychodynamic
  • Psychodynamic therapy
  • Psychosexual therapy
  • Psychosynthesis
  • Reality therapy
  • Solution focused brief therapy
  • Transactional analysis
  • Transpersonal psychology


£45 per 50 minute session


Type of session

In person
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language
Other languages None


Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

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.

Wheelchair user access


Please contact me with your availability.

Types of client

Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme
Simon Horseman Counselling

Simon Horseman Counselling