Simon Paragreen

Simon Paragreen

About me

I have a wealth and depth of knowledge and experience in physical, mental and sexual health and use this when working psychologically.

I provide a safe, quiet and confidential space to talk and for you to be heard.

As a qualified, registered Psychodynamic Psychotherapist, I offer short term (12 sessions) and long term (open ended) individual psychodynamic counselling & psychotherapy.

I am also in the final stages of completing my training in psychosexual and relationship therapy, which I started in January 2016. I use an Integrative model (incorporating different methods) for people experiencing sexual and/or relationship difficulties and offer both types of therapy to individuals or couples, either short term (12 sessions) or long term (open ended). Some of the psychosexual difficulties I work with include: no, low, or high desire; orgasmic difficulties; erection difficulties; ejaculation difficulties; pain during sexual intercourse; difficulties with penetration. For a more comprehensive list, please see my website.

To arrange an initial session, please contact me saying which type of therapy you are interested in i.e. psychodynamic counselling/psychotherapy or psychosexual and/or relationship therapy and how you would like me to contact you. I will usually reply within 24hrs.

Once you have decided you would like to proceed, we will need to briefly talk over the phone to discuss your reasons for starting therapy, if you haven't already stated this, arrange an initial date and time to meet and to give me your home address.

Afterwards, I will write to you confirming the details of the initial session, enclosing my practice address and a map with directions and transport links.​

Nearest tubes are:- Stepney Green (5 mins walk), Mile End (10 mins walk) & Bethnal Green (15 mins walk). District, Hammersmith & City and Central lines.

I look forward to hearing from you.

Training, qualifications & experience

My professional career started by training and qualifying, in 1989, as a Registered General Nurse within the NHS. I initially worked in general medicine and later specialised in cardio-thoracic medicine. In 1992 I further specialised in sexual health, where I continue to work part-time.

My psychotherapy career started by successfully completing a "Certificate in Counselling Skills and Attitudes" (WPF Counselling) in 1995 followed by a "Diploma in Counselling Skills - Access" (WPF Counselling) in 1996.

I trained for four years at WPF Therapy (London) and qualified as a Psychodynamic Psychotherapist in 2008, having successfully completed a Postgraduate Diploma in Psychodynamic Studies/WPF Advanced Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling.

After qualifying, I worked as an Honorary Psychodynamic Psychotherapist at WPF Therapy (London) until I started working in private practice.

Since January 2016, I have been in training on the "London Diploma in Psychosexual and Relationship Therapy". I am in the final stages prior to qualifying, having successfully passed all the written assignments and completed the required number of hours. As part of this, I see both individuals and couples.

I am a member of BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy), The FPC (The Foundation for Psychotherapy and Counselling and I am also a General Member of COSRT (College of Sexual & Relationship Therapists) and abide by the COSRT Code of Ethics and Practice.

Member organisations

BACP

Accredited register membership

Fees

Qualified Psychodynamic Psychotherapy/Counselling - fees range from £50 - £80, depending on your income (concessions are available for morning & early afternoon sessions).

Trainee Psychosexual & Relationship Therapy - fees range from £50 - £80 for individuals and £65 - £95 for couples, depending on your income.

Initial sessions are payable on the day.

Further information

Are you struggling emotionally and psychologically? Are you grieving the loss of someone or a relationship? Are you feeling down, depressed or overwhelmed? Do you keep repeating the same patterns of destructive behaviour and want to understand why and change your behaviour?

Talking in therapy about your present and past, including exploring your thoughts, feelings and behaviour, can help you to understand yourself more fully and increase your awareness of the choices you have in making changes.

Are you having difficulties with sex and/or relationships? Are you constantly arguing with or feeling emotionally distant from your partner? Has your sex life deteriorated or are you feeling dissatisfied with your sex life?

Talking about and exploring your relationships and/or sexual difficulties in therapy, can help you understand yourself more fully and increase your awareness of what may be contributing to the difficulties. I may also give you some practical exercises to do at home, which may also improve communication, intimacy and sexual functioning, leading to a more fulfilling sex life and/or relationship.

Maps & Directions

London, E1

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: No
Face to face counselling: Yes
Home visits: No

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None

Accessibility

Accessibility information
Wheelchair access: No

There are a couple of steps up to the property and a flight of stairs up to my consulting room.

Availability

I currently have availability on Thursdays either in the morning, early afternoon or evening.

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Couples