Simon Osborne MA Core Process Psychotherapy, Registered MBACP (Accred), UKCP
I help clients experiencing difficulty or dissatisfaction in their lives, to come into a better relationship with themselves, through a process of supportive enquiry.
This approach can address many forms of difficulty including anxiety, depression, panic attacks, addiction, relationship difficulties and burn-out.
A basic understanding in psychotherapy is that difficulties arise from an inner disconnection and loss of a sense of healthy relationship both within oneself and with others in the world.
Often this disconnection might have arisen in early life where one’s capacity to manage difficult experience was overwhelmed.
I support a client in a process of mindful enquiry that is a way of coming more into relationship with what feels difficult or stuck as well as connecting with what supports well-being and health.
As someone's capacity to be with a wider range of emotions increases, they may touch on deeper feelings of vulnerability but at the same time develop a greater emotional resilience.
Over time a client will develop greater understanding of themselves and their patterns of behaviour and begin to gradually free themselves from habitual ways of being that have outlived their usefulness.
This work takes time, but there are real rewards including a greater connection with one’s own energies and a greater capacity to meet life's challenges.
I have done an initial training in Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing and I am able to offer this approach within my practice. It is particularly effective in dealing with a single event trauma such as an accident.
I am insured and in regular supervision. I abide by the code of ethics of the Karuna Institute (UKCP) and of the BACP.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a fully accredited psychotherapist. I have an MA in Core Process Psychotherapy (2014) from the Karuna Institute in Devon; the training is accredited by both the UKCP and BACP. I am a registered member of the UKCP and a registered and accredited member of the BACP.
I have worked in a community counselling service in Hackney, in an addiction counselling service and in private practice.
I have been practicing Buddhist meditation since the 1990s and I am a trainer accredited to run mindfulness courses for people suffering from pain, illness and stress.
I am currently doing an accredited training In Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing with EMDR Works. I am a member of the EMDR Association for UK and Ireland.
2014 MA in Core Process Psychotherapy, Karuna Institute, Devon
2010- Accredited Breathworks Mindfulness Trainer
2009 Foundation Course, Core Process Psychotherapy
1999 Certificate in Counselling Skills, Birbeck College
1977 BA Philosophy, Politics and Economics , Oxford University
Neuroscience for Therapists 2015 (w ith Peter Afford)
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Antisocial personality disorder
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Dependent personality disorder
- Drug addiction
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Histrionic personality disorder
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic attacks
- Paranoid personality disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Relationship problems
- Schizoid personality disorder
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Sex addiction
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
I offer an initial meeting of half an hour without charge to find out whether it would feel right to work together. If it did I would suggest initially doing 6 sessions and then having a review.
I charge £50 for a one hour session.. If you are on a low income I may be able to offer you a concessionary rate.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
I have time slots available Monday-Thursday
Types of client