Simon Wainwright

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Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, NG5 2EF
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About me

Hi my name is Simon,  I am a Humanistic counsellor and psychotherapist based in Nottingham. 

I believe that therapy can offer something for everyone. 

My focus is on finding the right way forward for you, I work flexibly and try to find the best results for you. I work with you as an individual and consider  the unique experiences and difficulties you bring to therapy. 

I have a long background  in support work. This has been mainly with adults with autism and learning disabilities, I have  also supported  adults with enduring mental health issues as well as  supporting people out of homelessness. This has made me passionate about trying to make therapy open and welcoming to everyone and conscious of the barriers some people face when looking for counselling support. 

In my therapy I also have a particular interest in working with clients who have been diagnosed or may be working towards a diagnosis of ADHD or Autism. 

I offer individual  therapy either online  or in person  based in the Sherwood  area of Nottingham . I am happy to work in whatever way suits you best and happy to review / change how we work according to your feelings and needs. 

This begins with a free 30 minute chat on the phone with no obligation. Just a chance to talk and meet and see if you wish to work together.

Please just call me to arrange or you can also get in touch via email. I will  answer your query within 24hrs as I realise taking this first step can be a difficult one.

I am flexible around times and days although I don't  work weekends I can work with you at times that suit you during the week, whether this is daytimes or evenings.

Training, qualifications & experience

I trained at the Sherwood Psychotherapy training Institute in Nottingham. BSC Hons in Counselling and Psychotherapy

I am a registered member of the BACP

I have worked in a community counselling centre as well as in an NHS setting and now also Private Practice.

I have also worked for many years in the charity and social care sectors, including supporting people with long term mental health needs and  working for many years supporting people with learning disabilities and autism. 

Member organisations

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

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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
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Other areas of counselling I deal with

My main focus of work is particularly around working with neurodiversity. In particular working with clients who may have ADHD and/ or Autism . I am passionate about opening up the benefits of therapy to as many people as possible and working with clients as individuals. 

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£55.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Students
  • Unemployed

Health Insurance/EAP

  • Health Assured

Additional information

Initial 30 minute appointment  is free 

£55 per session (50 minutes)  payable by  bank transfer

I do have availability to offer sessions at a reduced fee for those on benefits and low incomes, I also offer this for students.

I can discuss further during our intial consultation or feel free to ring or email there is a financial barrier to attending therapy so that we can discuss the options available. 

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

I am able to arrange our initial consultation at a time to suit you.  I am flexible on working times during the week including day times and evenings but don't work during weekends. 

Magnolia Therapy Centre, 354 Mansfield Road, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, NG5 2EF

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

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Simon Wainwright
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