My name is Simon and I am a cognitive behavioural therapist with full accreditation from the BABCP and an advanced psychosexual therapy trainee. I originally qualified as a mental health nurse. I have extensive experience working with adults and teenagers with various problems in terms of complexity and severity. I work full-time as a therapist with a team supporting doctors and dentists with mental health and/or addiction issues.
I am respectful, warm, open and flexible. I have always had very positive feedback from clients and love helping people find ways of improving their experience of life.
My main method of therapy is cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT). CBT is the treatment of choice for anxiety, depression, sleep problems, sex therapy, couples therapy, work related stress as well as a wide range of other issues. CBT is a collaborative process and an active therapy- what is discussed in sessions will need to be put into practice in your day-to-day life, where the majority of your recovery will take place. I also draw on aspects of metacognitive therapy, especially when working with rumination or worry, as well as mindfulness, acceptance and commitment therapy and compassion-focused therapy.
CBT looks at what you are thinking and doing that might be contributing to your problems and looks at ways of intervening in order to elicit a different emotional outcome. Whilst the focus will be on what is happening in the present, I will help to create an individualized ‘formulation’ which will take into account your personal history and experiences. We will also look at what might have triggered off the current problems, what might be keeping them going, and what is likely to be most helpful in your recovery.
To get started, give me a call or send me an email and we can arrange an initial consultation. If we decide to continue, we can agree further sessions together and discuss what to expect from therapy.
I work mainly in Vauxhall but am able to work in various locations across central London. I currently have weekday evening and Saturday morning appointments.
Special note: I am currently studying a 2 year course in integrative psychosexual therapy and am looking to recruit more clients with sexual and/or relationship issues.
Training, qualifications & experience
I spent 5 years working at The Maudsley Hospital then 6 months as a community-based mental health nurse. During this time I studied for and gained a post-graduate diploma in CBT with distinction, from London Southbank University.
5+ years working privately and as a cognitive behavioural therapist in a specialist team working with doctors and dentists with mental health and/or addiction issues.
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies
The BABCP is the lead organisation for Cognitive Behavioural Therapy in the UK.
Membership is open to anyone with an interest in the practice, theory or development of CBT. BABCP also provides accreditation for CBT therapists.
BABCP accredited members adhere to the Standards of Conduct, Performance and Ethics in the Practice of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies, and are willing to be scrutinised in this adherence as required.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Sessions are 50 minutes-1 hour and are £70 for psychosexual work, £80 for individual sessions (non-psychosexual) and £90 for couples.
Weekday evenings and Saturdays
I do online sessions using WhatsApp video, FaceTime or Zoom, which are all secure. It's easier and more effective than you may think.