"I honestly didn’t believe I would feel so differently about myself. Simon helped me to understand aspects of myself I didn’t want to acknowledge. It wasn’t easy but I feel so much more is possible for me now.” "

Robert M, London

London Psychotherapist

Thank you for visiting the London Psychotherapist website. Professionally trained, qualified and UKCP accredited, I offer psychotherapy, counselling and coaching in London W1. I am also an accredited supervisor to therapists and coaches.

My consulting room in Regent Street, only a short walk from Oxford Circus and Piccadilly tubes and Soho provides a quiet, comfortable space for individuals and couples who come from all walks of life.

Since the start of the pandemic I have been offering on-line sessions in addition to face to face psychotherapy sessions in central London.

I incorporate different techniques and theories tailored to suit the unique situation of each client or couple. These approaches include gestalt therapy, with its focus on the present; CBT (Cognitive behavioural therapy) to identify and challenge distorted thoughts and perspectives and psychodynamic therapy which examines the past and how it has shaped us. Mindfulness, visualisations, role plays and creative experiments are offered to enliven the process with experiential learning providing tools to use outside the sessions. This integrative approach enables the flexibility to work with many different issues and concerns.

Research shows that for therapy to be most effective, it requires a supportive, open and trusting relationship between therapist and client. This is something I value highly and strive to build from the start by setting out a clear path and timescale for the treatment.

I also run a group for men (Men’s group London), which has become an online group since the pandemic made it impossible to meet as a group ‘in person’.

About me

With a background in the arts and creative industry, I bring my experience and interest in creativity to my work with individuals, couples and groups, supporting growth through experimentation and self-expression. I run an on-going men’s group in central London (now held online due to the pandemic) and have also run groups and workshops within organisations. I supervise therapists, coaches and staff at an NHS service.

I have found my experience of working in highly pressured environments and commercial businesses, extremely useful in my work with those who are experiencing work related stress.

Mediation, exercise and a keen interest In a variety of related to fields including social history, eastern philosophy and current affairs support my practice and healthy wellbeing. I am a firm believer in the idea that therapists need to look after themselves to be able to be fully available for their clients.

I use Skype, Zoom, WhatsApp video and FaceTime and have found that working this way, using a large screen computer so that I can see and hear my clients clearly, has enabled an extremely effective working method. These sessions are a practical alternative for those who are unable to attend face-to-face sessions. See further details re Online therapy

Online therapy

Before the outbreak of the pandemic I was working with a number of clients online who live abroad or are unable to attend sessions in person at my psychotherapy practice in central London. During and after lockdown the need to work remotely has been such that I have developed my online practice to support clients with a wide range of concerns and issues.

Couples therapy

I have been working with couples for 10 years and have undertaken several trainings to support my development in this area. The focus is on improving communication between the couple. Feeling misunderstood, unheard and unseen by your partner is a major source of problems in a relationship.

Many problems that couples encounter in the course of a relationship are surmountable when open dialogue is possible. I aim to help couples by providing them with tools for better listening and communication to work through their difficulties with kindness and patience for each other.

Psychotherapist in central London recommendation

Most of my clients are referred or recommended and come with a wide range of issues including:

The first step to finding out whether psychotherapy/counselling might be beneficial is to contact me on 07740 535399 or email simon@london-psychotherapist.co.uk to arrange an initial consultation during which we would discuss the possibility of working together. I will give you an idea of how therapy with me could be beneficial and how the process might unfold. Your call and any communication between us will be treated confidentially.

Sessions are £100 for individuals (50 mins) and £130 for Couples (60 mins)

"Working with you, my life opened up and expanded, became more colourful, more adventurous. I can’t remember a time when I didn’t look forward to coming to your office to explore myself. I’ve always enjoyed your creativity, your ability to go off the beaten path, your generosity. And most of all, I enjoyed your willingness to not just listen, but actively participate by sharing something about you in the process, which showed me the work was not just about myself, but – crucially – about relationships. Your sessions led, unexpectedly, to me taking a very different path in my career and in other areas. I now feel closer to myself, and equipped with a lot more tools to navigate the open sea of life.” "

Andrea F, London