Simon Prest

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Dip.Couns, MBACP | Psychotherapeutic Counsellor
Limited availability
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Penzance TR18 & Truro TR1
Limited availability
Limited availability

This professional is accepting new clients but may have a waitlist. Please enquire with them directly to discuss availability.

About me

Hello, I'm Simon. Are you currently struggling? Perhaps life is leaving you feeling unhappy or unfulfilled. Perhaps you are uncertain about what the future holds, and finding it hard to see how things might change or improve. Perhaps you are experiencing symptoms of stress, anxiety or depression.

I offer you a therapeutic space where you are free to explore your thoughts and feelings without judgement. Here, you can take time to reflect, gain insight into what is important to you, and identify any changes that you want to make. Working with me can help you achieve greater self-awareness, help you recognise and reconnect with your own inner resources, and leave you feeling more in control of your life.

I am a psychotherapeutic counsellor based in West Cornwall. I offer online counselling, via Zoom, anywhere in the UK. I also offer face-to-face sessions in Penzance and Truro.

I have been described as warm, relaxed and "down to earth". My hope would be that you would feel comfortable sitting and talking with me, and that you would feel listened to and understood.

My approach to counselling is person-centred. For me, this means respecting the worth of the individual and recognizing their capacity for self-healing and growth.

I understand that it's important to find the right counsellor. If you have any questions then please get in touch. We can arrange to have an informal chat or, if you wish, you can book an initial no obligation session. If you would prefer me to call you, then simply send me a text or an email with your name and contact details and I will be more than happy to get back to you as soon as I can.

What People Say About Working With Me

"A friend suggested I might benefit from counselling and recommended Simon. Simon made me feel very comfortable, at ease and able to talk openly. He helped me bring to the forefront of my mind the strength inside myself that I had thought I'd lost."

"With all the general nerves going into therapy I was pleasantly surprised how relaxed I felt working with Simon. He welcomed me on my journey of self discovery with a warmth and compassionate manner that put me at ease very quickly."

"I started having counselling with Simon while I was a university student. I always found our sessions were a very non-judgemental space that made me feel safe and listened to. It really helped to support me and provided much needed stability."

"Simon really helped me feel safe, to open up and get to the roots of my own difficulty. I never felt he was there to solve my problem, just to let me explore and find my own way through, which I did. I wouldn’t hesitate in highly recommending Simon."

Training, qualifications & experience

Core Training

  • Level 5 CPCAB Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling

Additional Training

  • Counselling Clients With ADHD
  • Counselling Autistic Clients
  • Autism Masking
  • Celebrate Neurodiversity: De-Pathologizing for Collective Empowerment
  • CRASAC Training Program (working with adults who have experienced rape and sexual abuse)

Member organisations

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Therapies offered

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£25.00 - £40.00

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed
  • Refugees

Additional information

  • 60 minute online session £35
  • 60 minute online session (concessionary) £25
  • 50 minute face-to-face session £40
  • 50 minute face-to-face session (concessionary) £30

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

I offer both online and face-to-face counselling, with online evening sessions available if you have other commitments during the day.

Further information

I endeavour to be a neurodiversity-affirming practitioner. I have previously worked with autistic people and adults with ADHD. The heart of person-centred work remains, for me, the valuing of authentic self-expression in all its unique forms.

Penzance, Cornwall, TR18

Truro, Cornwall, TR1

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people (13-17)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

Key details

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Simon Prest
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