Simon Forsyth MIACP, BSc (Hons), Dip. Counselling & Psychotherapy

Simon holds a Diploma and Honours Degree in Counselling & Psychotherapy from PCI College, accredited by Middlesex University. He is also an accredited member of the Irish Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (IACP).

His journey to becoming a counsellor began during his time as a lecturer in Japanese language and culture at Dublin City University, where his belief in a warm, collaborative and self-empowering style of working with students saw him nominated for the President’s Award for Excellence in Teaching.

Today, he brings the same spirit of respect and support to his work as a counsellor, as well as lecturing for PCI. He has provided support to clients coping with a wide range of situations, including depression, anxiety, self esteem and body image issues, relationship difficulties, loss, sexuality/identity, and traumas such as abuse and bullying. He has a particular interest in mental health issues that relate to the LGBTQ community, being gay himself.

“The type of therapy I offer is primarily Person-Centred. This approach was founded by renowned psychologist Carl Rogers, who believed that everyone has an in-built capacity for positive growth, whilst recognising that we may need some help for this to happen. Experiences as a counsellor, teacher, and on my own journey, have confirmed for me that with the right conditions, we are all capable of moving towards finding our rightful place in the world”.

Working with a counsellor gives you a confidential space where you can be yourself. Whatever it is that you are struggling with or wanting to explore can be brought into the room and kept safe there for as long as you need.  We are all unique and will react to different situations in different ways, so my core aim is to offer you an accepting, non-judgemental environment where you are really listened to, where you feel supported, and where you can find your own answers, in your own time.

Starting out, the counselling process can be like a big ball of yarn, with many different threads tangled together or sticking out at random. Our aim will be to unravel these threads and start weaving them into something that makes more sense and is hopefully more manageable.”

Call us now on 01-891 0703 or email info@insightmatters.ie for a confidential discussion and initial assessment with one of our senior therapists. Alternatively please fill in the online booking form and we will contact you within 24 hours.