Simon Forsyth

Training & Accreditation

Simon qualified as a therapist in 2014 and is a fully accredited member of the IACP. He holds a Diploma and Honours Degree in Counselling & Psychotherapy. In addition to his work with individual clients, Simon is a third level educator of trainee counsellors, lecturing in personal development, ethics and counselling skills. Prior to this, he lectured in Japanese language and culture at Dublin City University.

Approach

“I am an integrative therapist with a strong humanistic foundation. This means that while I may draw on ideas and techniques from various modes of therapy as best suits the needs of the client, the backbone of my work is firmly based on the ideals of humanistic approaches such as Person-centred Therapy. The core value of such approaches is the belief that everyone has an in-built capacity to grow and find their place in the world, while at the same time recognising that we may need a bit of help to do this.

My aim is to offer you an accepting, non-judgemental and affordable space where you can be yourself; one where you are really listened to, where you can grow, and where you can find your own answers in your own time, with the support, and sometimes challenge, you might need. We will work together as a team to flesh out what you are going through, bringing you to a deeper awareness and understanding of your thoughts, feelings, actions and plans for change.”

Experience & Areas of Interest

Simon has supported a diverse client base through a wide range of situations, including depression, anxiety, self-worth, loss, sexuality, identity, work/college-related stress, and traumas such as abuse and bullying. As a gay man who is also a therapist, he has an interest in LGBTQ+ mental health and the area of gender, sexual and relationship diversity. He is also interested in the therapeutic potential of writing and journaling, co-facilitating workshops on creative writing and wellbeing and pursuing further studies in this field through the Metanoia Institute London.

Languages

English

Rates Per Session

60

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