Simon Wilson, MA, PG Dip

Simon Wilson, MA, PG Dip

Ellesmere Clinic
1 Ellesmere Grove


07768 260463

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About me

I provide General Therapy, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), Addiction Therapy and Couple Therapy - specialising in substance misuse, personality disorders, self harm / suicidal behaviours and sexual issues / compulsions, along with general anxiety and depression.

My private practise has afternoon or evening appointments and I have a consulting room at the Ellesmere Clinic in High Barnet (EN5).

Foe three days a week I work as Clinical Lead for the General Psychiatry team at The Priory Hospital in North London. I am the lead therapist co-ordinating a general therapy programme for in-patients on an acute psychiatric ward and for outpatients receiving day care. I was previously the Addiction Treatment Programme Manager at the Priory and I am a member of the Federation of Drug and Alcohol Practitioners (FDAP).

I am also the Course Director for the Foundation Programme at the Contemporary Institute of Clinical Sexology. This is a College of Sex and Relationship Therapy (COSRT) accredited programme for trainee Psycho-sexual Therapists / Clinical Sexologists. I provide training, coaching and supervision to trainee and qualified clinicians.

The majority of clients seeking therapy with me are looking for help with underlying symptoms of depression or anxiety and often have a history of trauma, abuse, loss, attachment issues or developmental trauma from their family of origin.

My therapeutic style is pluralistic, meaning I utilise Psychoanalytic Theory, Humanistic Counselling and Cognitive Behavioural Techniques to tailor the therapy to the individual - I do not believe one size fits all, but that all modalities of therapy are useful at different times for different people.

My core training is in Gestalt, I focus on the therapeutic relationship we create and systemic issues the client is experiencing. However my therapy work is very much informed by my study of Psychoanalytic theories (especially Attachment Theory) and by the Psychoanalytical Clinical Supervision I regularly receive. I also utilise Behavioural and Cognitive Techniques to support clients in managing symptoms and offer evidence based treatment for emotional regulation, utilising DBT and CBT.

One day per week I co-facilitate Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) groups for clients with personality disorder at the Priory North London, for information on this please contact the Priory Hospital North London directly.

Training, qualifications & experience

General Counselling & Therapy Training

  • MA Psychotherapy
  • Post Graduate Diploma - Gestalt Psychotherapy
  • Advanced Diploma of Professional Development - Gestalt Therapy
  • Post Graduate Certificate - Psychoanalysis

Dialectical Behaviour Therapy Training

  • DBT Level 4 - DBT Masterclass
  • DBT Level 3 - Running DBT Skills Groups
  • DBT Level 2 - DBT Proficiency Exam
  • DBT Level 1 - DBT Essentials

Couple & Relationship Therapy Training

  • Post Qualifying Diploma - Transpersonal Couple Counselling & Psychotherapy

Addiction Therapy Training

  • Level 5 Diploma - Sex Addiction Counselling
  • Level 4 Diploma - Alcohol & Substance Misuse Counselling

Supervision Training

  • BPS Approved Certificate - Clinical Supervision


  • Clinical Lead, General Psychiatry - The Priory Hospital, North London
  • Addiction Treatment Programme Manager - The Priory Hospital, North London
  • Course Director, Foundation Programme Lead Tutor & Pastoral Lead - Contemporary Institute of Clinical Sexology (CICS)
  • Clinic Manager - St Richards Counselling Clinic
  • Clinical Supervisor - Sangam Asian Women's Centre
  • Senior Mental Health Recovery Officer - Rethink Mental Illness
  • Addiction Therapist - Recovery Lighthouse, UKAT
  • Freelance Counselling Staff Trainer - Fegans Children & Family Therapy Centre

(Prior to training as a counsellor I held various leadership roles in the corporate sector including Strategic Implementation, Commercial Operations and Learning & Development Management, I occasionally offer Executive Coaching and Consultation for Leadership Development)

Member organisations


Accredited register membership

Other areas of counselling I deal with

I specialise in working with Compulsive Sexual Behaviours that include: Problematic Pornography Use, Substance Use and Out of Control Sexual Behaviours, Sex and Love Addiction, Multiple Affairs, Co-dependency, Sexual Anorexia, ChemSex and challenges with achieving or sustaining fulfilling romantic or sexual relationships.

I also work with associated issues such as Body Image, Self Esteem, Food / Eating, Gym / Steroid Use / Exercise, 'Hook-Up' or Dating Apps and Internet Use.


Fees are £90 per 50 minute session
Couples Counselling can be offered in 50 or 90 minute sessions. Fee for 90 minutes: £125
DBT / Recovery / Therapy Groups: Please make contact for information

Private Medical Insurance referrals currently only available at Priory Hospital North London

Further information

I have an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service Certificate (DBS) to work with adults and children and I am registered with the annual update service.

  • DBS Certificate Number: 001651234133

I hold all client data confidentially and I am registered with the Information Commissioners Office (ICO).

  • Data Protection Registration Number: A8452177

I am . member of and comply fully with the ethical framework of the professional governing organisations:

  • BACP (British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy)
  • NCP (National Council of Psychotherapists)
  • FDAP (Federation of Drug and Alcohol Practitioners)
  • COSRT (College of Sex and Relationship Therapy)

I exceed the minimum requirement for professional clinical supervision. Clinical Supervisor; Ethical Framework and Complaint Procedure information can be provided on request.

Maps & Directions

Barnet, EN5 2FY
London, N21

Type of session

Online counselling: Yes
Telephone counselling: Yes
Face to face counselling: Yes
Home visits: No

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Accessibility information
Wheelchair access: Yes

Types of client

Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme