My name is Simon Howes, and I am an experienced and caring counsellor and psychotherapist with a private practice just outside the centre of Northampton.
I provide a discreet and confidential service and hold sessions in my therapy room in a quiet cul-de-sac in Little Billing village, which is ten minutes drive from Northampton town centre. There is ample free parking on the road outside.
Choosing the right therapist is an important process, and I understand that it can take courage to begin seeking help and support. Because of this, I offer an initial fifty minute consultation with no obligation or commitment to attend any further sessions, to give you the chance to meet me and see if you feel comfortable with me and the way that I work.
For further information about my practice and background, please feel free to visit my website.
Should you have any additional queries though or wish to book a consultation, please do get in touch by calling or texting me on 07867 980 253 or by emailing me through this page.
Training, qualifications & experience
Accredited Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy and Registered Counsellor and Psychotherapist on the BACP Register (Registered Member MBACP (Accred))
Post-graduate Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy - Centre for Counselling and Psychotherapy Education, London. (Dip. Psych.)
Introductory Certificate in Counselling and Psychotherapy (pre-diploma) - Centre for Counselling and Psychotherapy Education, London.
BA Hons degree - Exeter University (BA (Hons) Exon)
Over nine years experience of client work acquired through my private practice, various counselling organisations, and also as the lead psychotherapist for a large medical organisation based in Northamptonshire.
Placement on a forensic psychiatric ward at St Andrew\'s Hospital, Northampton.
Several years experience of telephone counselling work and experience of facilitating psychotherapy groups.
Experience of delivering therapy-related presentations to various organisations, and have had psychotherapy-based articles published in national media.
Several years experience of work in the charity sector.
Undergone over seven years of weekly psychotherapy myself so I have an awareness of therapy from the client\'s perspective.