Simon Spence - Counselling, Psychotherapy, & Supervision
I am a registered and senior accredited member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy, and have over twenty years experience of offering individual and group therapeutic support in varied settings, including private practice, palliative care, voluntary organisations, education, and NHS primary care. I am also a supervisor and occasional trainer of counsellors, counselling students and health & social care staff.
My work is grounded firmly in the person-centred approach, also benefitting from the insights of other ways of working.
I have a particular interest in issues relating to illness, death and dying; for those facing death, and for those facing a life changed by loss. Questions of meaning and spirituality are important to me. My website offers more information about me and my way of working.
I work in a quiet, purpose-built consulting room among trees beside the sea on the Black Isle. Chanonry Point (and the possibility of seeing the Moray Firth dolphins) is a short walk away. Before or after meetings you can take the opportunity to have time for yourself in beautiful surroundings.
Fortrose is about a twenty-five minute drive from central Inverness and is well served by public transport (Services 26 & 26c from Inverness Bus Station).
Training, qualifications & experience
After studying literature and philosophy and then living and working in community with adults with learning disabilities, my early professional life was in the worlds of education and social work. In the early 1990s I began my formal training in counselling and psychotherapy, first in Edinburgh and then in Glasgow. Ongoing training and education supports my practice.
If you would like to view the details of my training, please visit the 'About Simon' pages on my website.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
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£45.00 per hour session
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Access is limited due to one step. I have access to a fully accessible room if required.
Generally available on weekdays except Thursdays. First appointment 9.00am, last appointment 4.30pm. Very limited evening and weekend appointments.
Types of client
Supervision & training
For over ten years I have been offering supervision to counsellors.