My name is Simon and I am a cognitive behavioural therapist with full accreditation from the BABCP and a qualified psychosexual psychotherapist. 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.
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 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).
Working privately as a cognitive behavioural therapist since 2014.
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.
College of Sexual and Relationship Therapists
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Gender, sexuality and relationship diversity.
Free initial telephone session
EAP/Health Insurance Providers
Sessions are 50 minutes-1 hour and are £80 for individual sessions and £100 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.