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About me

I am a fully chartered Counselling Psychologist with the British Psychological Society and a fully registered Practitioner Psychologist with the Health Care Professions Council. I am based in Central London and work with adults experiencing a wide range of emotional difficulties, including depression, anxiety, shyness/social anxiety, drug and alcohol difficulties, mid-life difficulties and anger issues.

The nearest transport links to my clinic are Farringdon and St Paul’s tube stations, and City Thameslink is only a minute away.

I am registered with three of the main private health insurance companies: AXA health insurance, Cigna health insurance and Healix Healthcare.

Training, qualifications & experience

I have full Chartership with the British Psychological Society (BPS) and I am a fully accredited Practitioner Psychologist with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC).

I gained my BSc (Hons) in psychology from University College London, an MSc in Psychological Counselling from London Metropolitan University and my Doctorate in Counselling Psychology from Regent’s University London. My research area focuses primarily on the stigma surrounding mental health and seeking psychological help for mental health difficulties.

I have experience working with adults in the NHS, the charity sector and the drug and alcohol sector. I have been in private practice for the last six years, based in the heart of London’s financial sector.

As well as my clinical work I also lecture on Counselling Psychology at Regent’s University London.

I am registered with three of the main private health insurance companies: AXA health insurance, Cigna health insurance and Healix Healthcare.

Member organisations

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Registered / Accredited

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Health and Care Professions Council

The HCPC are an independent, UK-wide health regulator. They set standards of professional training, performance and conduct for 16 professions.

They keep a register of health professionals who meet their standards, and they take action if registered health professionals fall below those standards. They were created by a piece of legislation called the Health Professions Order 2001.

Registration means that a health professional meets national standards for their professional training, performance and conduct.

Therapies offered

  • Behavioural therapy
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Cognitive therapy
  • Existential therapy
  • Integrative
  • Person-centred therapy


I charge £115 per session.

House Rooms
1 Snow Hill Court

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Practical details

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Other languages None


Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

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.

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Dr Simon Whalley

Dr Simon Whalley