Simon Stedman

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BA(Hons) ACA MBACP
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Forres IV36 & Woodford Green IG8
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, thank you for visiting my page. If you are reading this it is likely that you are struggling emotionally perhaps with anxiety, low self-esteem or depression. Maybe there are aspects of your behaviour that you don't like or understand that leave a sense of guilt or shame. Perhaps you are searching for meaning in life or a sense of purpose. You may feel isolated, not feeling that you can reach out and be honest with friends and family. I know how hard it can be. There are many reasons why you might be looking for a counsellor. But the very fact that you are reading this means that YOU are already on a journey towards healing and self-discovery. So, whatever has brought you here, I am an experienced psychotherapeutic counsellor and it would be my  privilege to accompany you on your journey of finding that inner peace or change that you are looking for.

How counselling can help

 I could list all the things I can offer, but what you probably need more than anything is a listening ear: someone who will meet you and listen to you in a confidential, supportive, non-judgemental space where you feel that you are seen, heard and accepted for who you are.  My question is: "Where do you hurt and how can I help you?" My aim is always to be that “listening ear”, putting you and your needs first.

It takes great courage to acknowledge that you might need help and even more courage to reach out to a therapist. You have already taken courageous steps to get this far. From personal experience I can testify that counselling can be totally life-changing and transformational, bringing hope and healing into the darkest of situations.

Next Step

If you like what you read on my profile, I invite you to request an initial free 20 minute appointment, either over the phone or online.  I will ask what is prompting you to look for a counsellor, and how you hope therapy might help you, and you can gain an initial impression about me. Finding that "right fit" is important for therapy to be successful.  Please send an email or contact me through my website by clicking on the links or call on 07803 138194. 

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Advanced Diploma in Psychosynthesis Counselling, Psychosynthesis Trust, London
  • Trained Samaritan Listener
  • Trained Commercial Mediator

Member organisations

BACP
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

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Fees

£50.00 - £70.00
Free initial online session

Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers
  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

I charge £50 for face to face appointments in Findhorn Village, £60 for online appointments in Moray/Highland and £70 for online clients outside of Moray/Highland. 

When I work

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Sunday evening I can offer face to face appointments in Inverness

Further information

I currently have limited availability and can offer:

  • Face-to-face appointments in Findhorn Village, Monday afternoon or Tuesday morning
  • Face-to-face appointments in Inverness City Centre on a Sunday evening
  • Online appointments on Monday afternoon or Tuesday morning

Findhorn, Forres, Moray, IV36

Woodford Green, Greater London, IG8

Type of session

In person
Online

Types of client

Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

PVG Scheme

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Wheelchair user access
Wheelchair user access

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You can contact the Counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

My therapy space in Findhorn Village is located up three flights of stairs and is not wheelchair user accessible. However, I can offer wheelchair user accessible face-to-face appointments in Inverness on a Sunday evening