Simon Alexander Lyne

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PG Dip. CBT, BABCP Accred
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London, W1W
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This professional is accepting new clients but may have a waitlist. Please enquire with them directly to discuss availability.

About me

My name is Simon and I am a cognitive behavioural therapist with full accreditation from the BABCP, a qualified psychosexual psychotherapist, and a trained EMDR therapist. I have extensive experience working with various problems in terms of complexity and severity. 

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 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.

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.

I also practice EMDR and draw on aspects of compassion focused therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, metacognitive therapy and mindfulness.

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 privately on weekday evenings.

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.

I also hold a post graduate diploma in Integrative Psychosexual Psychotherapy from the Centre for Psychosexual Health (London, 2021).

I completed EMDR training in July 2022.

Working privately as a cognitive behavioural therapist since 2014.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

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.

BABCP
British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP)

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.

COSRT
College of Sexual and Relationship Therapists (COSRT)

COSRT is the UK’s leading membership organisation for therapists specialising in sexual and relationship issues.

All members must abide by their Code of Ethics and the performance of accredited members is regularly monitored.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies
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).

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British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Gender, sexuality and relationship diversity.

LGBTQ+ shame.

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Fees

£100.00 - £125.00
Free initial telephone session

Health Insurance/EAP

  • Axa Health
  • WPA

Additional information

Sessions are 50 minutes-1 hour and are £100 for individual sessions and £125 for couples.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

Weekday evenings 5-9pm

Monday is currently my only in-person day

Further information

Please email me with any queries. I endeavour to respond to emails within 24-48 hours. PLEASE remember to check your junk folder if you haven't heard back within this time frame, as responses sometimes end up there. This helps avoid disappointment as therapy spaces do get taken up very quickly.

Type of session

In person
Online

Types of client

Adults
Couples

Key details

DBS check

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I conduct online sessions via Zoom and/or Bilateral Base.

Online platforms

Zoom
Simon Alexander Lyne
Simon Alexander Lyne