Before becoming a Counsellor, I worked in a number of diverse areas including a call centre, a watermill, factories, hospitals, a prison and as a public artist. Since 2016 I have worked for Devon Counselling College as a tutor, teaching counselling and listening skills, a job which allows me to constantly re-evaluate my working practices and explore creative counselling interventions.

When I am not counselling or teaching, I work as a gardener – a job that allows me to work creatively and get in touch with environment in which I live; this is really important to me and is something that I am integrating into my therapeutic work with ecotherapy clients.

I am trained in a number of different therapeutic approaches including Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Person Centred Counselling, Transactional Analysis (TA) and Gestalt Therapy.  I am creative in my approach and like to work intuitively – reacting to your needs and with your well-being at the heart of my work; using elements of each therapeutic model.  

​Counselling by its nature is a very intimate process; and working out what you feel you need can be tricky to start with.  Our first session together will be used to set clear boundaries and is a time for us both to meet, talk about what you hope to gain from counselling and how we might work together.

I am a member of the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP) and I operate within their Ethical Framework for Good Practice in Counselling and as such undertake regular supervision with a qualified Supervisor.  We work together using a combination of online, outside and indoor meetings.

​​In 2019 I set up Counselling For Dads an online counselling service for fathers.

​​​As part of my ongoing professional development I undertake regular training and can offer support with the following issues:

  • Depression

  • Anxiety and Phobias

  • Relationship Difficulties

  • Life Transitions

  • Difficulties with Self-Esteem

  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

  • Professional/Career Issues

  • College/Graduate School Issues

  • Medical and Health Concerns

  • Stress Management

  • Spirituality

  • Gender Identity Support

  • LGBTQ+ Issues

  • Kink

  • Grief, Loss, or Bereavement

Simon Heath MBACP
Counsellor, Ecotherapist & Tutor