Simon Blake

Simon Blake


Registered Member MBACP

Languages spoken: English

Contact information

Phone number
020 4538 0208

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Therapist - London

London SE25
020 4538 0208
Sessions from £60.00

Features

  • Flexible hours available

Availability

Weekday / Morning /  Evenings

Offering COVID safe walking / outdoor therapy locally to SE25, SE16, SE3 and SE10.

Offering online / telephone therapy.

About me and my therapy practice

I firmly believe that everyone has the capacity to live full lives, but life can be hard and we face problems and trauma throughout our lives. These can chip away at our capacity to cope, affect how we behave and how we see the future. Counselling involves the journey of becoming aware of areas that cause us problems and anguish; those that stop us from living more fully.

Moments of new awareness can feel like colour washing over a black and white photo, seeing life differently, feeling more alive, more free.

But, what good is awareness you might ask? Well, awareness, brings choice, and awareness of choice is a critical part of therapy. Awareness of what we do, how we do it, what we fear, what we refuse, what we hope, and how our attempts at change are thwarted.

Whether you want to share your pain or joy, hope or hopelessness, it will be met with non-judgement as we work towards your therapeutic aims.  

Call or message and we can setup a session and begin your journey.  

 

The use of the title Dr in this directory listing relates to the member’s doctorate qualification. However, this does not imply a general medical qualification.

Practice description

The Gestalt approach to counselling considers the whole of human experience, body, mind and environment and aims to restore healthy function to all of these areas. Moments of awareness can feel like colour washing over a black and white photo, seeing life differently, feeling more alive, more free.

My approach is highly effective at treating an number of mental difficulties, notably, anxiety, depression, trauma, PTSD, grief, bereavement and loss.  

Gestalt is not just a talking therapy, it is also an active and creative approach that involves active tasks, thought experiments, reliving through drama.  This creativity offers many solutions for shifting stuck mental patterns.

Offering COVID safe walking / outdoor therapy locally to SE25, SE16, SE3 and SE10.

Offering online / telephone therapy.

My first session

Our work is based around the relationship that we develop together. During our sessions I hope that you feel that you can be open, that you feel trust and feel cared for. Sessions typically involve expressing and working through difficult, stuck feelings, thoughts and behaviours, those that impact your quality of living.

Beginning counselling can feel daunting and scary as well as exciting and hopeful. Taking those first steps can be hard, I understand that, but asking for help can also be a turning point. Counselling is a very personal experience, you might want support, to share painful experiences, to feel understood, to stop unwanted thoughts and feelings, and more.

What I can help with

Abuse, Addictions, Anger management, Anxiety, Bereavement, Cancer, Child related issues, Chronic fatigue syndrome / ME, Cultural issues, Depression, Disability, Eating disorders, Health related issues, Identity issues, Infertility, Loss, Men's issues, Obsessions, OCD, Phobias, Post-traumatic stress, Pregnancy related issues, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Sex-related issues, Sexuality, Spirituality, Stress, Trauma, Work related issues

Types of therapy

Behavioural, Creative therapy, Existential, Gestalt, Humanistic, Integrative, Person centred, Phenomenological, Relational, Transpersonal

Clients I work with

Adults, Older adults, Trainee

How I deliver therapy

Long-term face-to-face work, Online counselling, Short-term face-to-face work, Telephone counselling

Therapist - London

London SE10
07432589188
Sessions from £60.00

Features

  • Flexible hours available

Availability

Weekday and weekends, daytime and evenings.

About me and my therapy practice

I believe that with safety, openness and trust, we can bring about meaningful change in our lives. Helping you to experience these conditions and affect change is the primary aim of my work. I firmly believe in the capacity of individuals to recover and flourish from the difficulties that life brings.  

Practice description

Our work is based around the relationship that we develop together. During our sessions I hope that you feel that you can be open, that you feel trust and feel cared for.  Sessions typically involve expressing and working through difficult, stuck feelings, thoughts and behaviours, those that impact your quality of living. Together, we would explore and grow new patterns, new ways of being, new ways of coping and seeing life, feeling more alive and more vibrant. 


Qualifications

Doctor of Philosophy (University of Greenwich)

Bachelor of Science (University of Greenwich)

Diploma in Gestalt Counselling (The Gestalt Centre)

Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

Registered Member of the BACP


The use of the title Dr in this directory listing relates to the member’s doctorate qualification. However, this does not imply a general medical qualification.

My first session

Beginning counselling can feel daunting and scary as well as exciting and hopeful. Taking those first steps can be hard, I understand that, but asking for help can also be a turning point. Counselling is a very personal experience, you might want support, to share painful experiences, to feel understood, to stop unwanted thoughts and feelings, and more. My first aim as a counsellor is to help you to feel comfortable and to allow you to express whatever it is that you need to express.

What I can help with

Abuse, Anger management, Anxiety, Bereavement, Child related issues, Chronic fatigue syndrome / ME, Depression, Health related issues, Infertility, Loss, Men's issues, OCD, Post-traumatic stress, Pregnancy related issues, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Spirituality, Stress, Trauma, Work related issues

Types of therapy

Gestalt, Humanistic, Integrative, Phenomenological, Relational

Clients I work with

Adults

How I deliver therapy

Long-term face-to-face work, Online counselling, Short-term face-to-face work, Telephone counselling