Simon Wilson, MA, Reg UKCP, AccCOSRT, Reg MBACP
Welcome to my website, I hope this information is useful in deciding if I could be the right therapist for you.
The types of therapy I provide are individual, relationship and group therapy for adults. Although I offer a diverse range of therapy working with different types of trauma is the theme that underpins the majority of my clinical work. Specifically I am trained and experienced in the following:
Individual and Group Psychotherapy - Post Graduate Diploma in Gestalt Therapy and Masters degree in Psychotherapy. Ten years clinical experience working with individuals and couples along with over 2000 hours experience delivering psychotherapy groups for inpatients and day-patients.
Psychosexual & Relationship Therapy - three years training comprising a Transpersonal Couple Counselling & Psychotherapy Diploma and a Diploma in Clinical Sexology. COSRT accredited and experience as Lead Tutor and Foundation Course Director, Leadership Team Member and Pastoral Lead for the Contemporary Institute of Clinical Sexology. Currently HE lecturer on the MSc Psychosexual Therapy and BA Counselling programmes at UCNL and UCDON. I am also an active member of the British Society of Sexual Medicine (BSSM).
DBT Therapy - full 10 day foundation and extended training in all four core skills: Mindfulness, Emotional Regulation, Interpersonal Effectiveness and Distress Tolerance. Two years experience of working within a DBT consult offering a full DBT programme, four years experience offering DBT individual therapy and a further two years experience offering DBT skills for Addiction and Trauma / PTSD. I am a member of the Society for DBT (SfDBT).
CBT - trained in the US, currently completing the Beck CBT Clinical Certification Programme to provide short term intensive treatment for anxiety, depression, personality disorder and trauma.
Trauma Therapy - I have undertaken continuing professional development and training in 3rd wave CBT therapies for treating trauma: Cognitive Processing Therapy and Prolonged Exposure for PTSD (both NICE guideline recommended). I work with survivors of violence or sexual assault, people diagnosed with PTSD or couples and partners of someone impacted by trauma.
Addiction Therapy - Level 5 CPCAB Diploma in working with Addiction and Compulsive Behaviour. Ten years clinical experience working with individuals, couples, groups, partners and family members of addicts. Previous roles includes Senior Addiction Therapist and Addiction Treatment Programme Manager.
My previous work experience includes Therapy Services Manager at The Priory Hospital in North London, where I was responsible for the therapy provision for all inpatient, outpatient and day patients across four services: General Psychiatry, Addiction Treatment, OCD Complex Obsessional Disorders and CAMHS. You can view my full employment history via my LinkedIn page.
As my primary training was in Gestalt therapy, I focus on the therapeutic relationship we create and systemic issues the client is experiencing. However, my therapy work is informed by my study of psychoanalytic theories (especially attachment and Kleinian theory) and by the psychoanalytical clinical supervision I regularly receive. Due to the diverse training I have undertaken my therapeutic style and philosophy is pluralistic. 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 and situations.