Simon Hillier

MNRPC{UK}, MAPHP, DHP,

Online | Phone

Fees and Availability

Spoken Languages

  • English

Types of client:

Not currently taking clients Adults
Hi, my name is Simon and I have been a Psychotherapist for over 30 years. My specialisms are Crisis, Trauma and PTSD

Hi, my name is Simon and after a long period of agoraphobia resulting from a traumatic period in my life, I made the life-changing decision of training to become a therapist. I first qualified as a clinical hypnotherapist over 20 years ago at St Charles Hospital (London) and then went on to gain my qualifications in cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) and crisis, trauma and PTSD counselling at the highly regarded Centre for Stress Management (London) where I also qualified in critical incident stress debriefing (CISD). In addition to my trauma-based training, I have recently qualified in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR). I was attached to the Trauma Support Centre as a therapist in Bromley where the team were on call in the event of a critical incident. This would involve major incidents such as dealing with a train derailment. After working in this environment for several years I started my private practice which is still going strong in 2024. In conjunction with my private practice, I worked as an NHS cognitive behavioural therapist and counsellor at Hatton Medical Practice dealing with a wide range of issues via GP referral. The presenting problems spanned from treatment for mild depression to overcoming thoughts of suicide. From 2001 to 2011 I was running cognitive behavioural therapy workshops for the treatment of anxiety issues, confidence building, assertiveness training, anger management, self-esteem and stop-smoking groups based at a mental health centre for adult men and women. I also oversaw an NHS-recommended "Beating the Blues" computerised cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) programme to help in dealing with mild to moderate depression and anxiety at the Centre. The staff worked with the therapists, community mental health teams (CMHT), the NHS and social workers involved in the client's mental health care to ensure a balanced treatment plan was put into place. The Centre received an award given by GlaxoSmithKline as a Centre of Excellence.

I can help with:

Trauma
Stress
Self esteem
PTSD
Panic
Low self confidence
Fears
Fear Of Heights
Exam stress
Emetophobia
Driving anxiety
Compulsions
Body Dysmorphia
Anxiety
Anger
Agoraphobia

Other Therapies:

Counselling, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)

Training, Qualifications and Experience

Qualifications and Training

Certificate in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Training Centre for Stress Management
Certificate in Crisis, Trauma and PTSD Counselling-Centre for Stress Management
Certificate in Critical Incident Stress Debriefing-Centre for Stress Management
(Centre for Stress Management Qualifications and Training approved by the British Psychological Society Learning Centre)
Diploma in Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (Distinction) Stonebridge College and ABC Level 3 Awards
Certificate in Understanding Anxiety and Managing it without Drugs- Human Givens College
Certificate in Effective Brief Psychotherapy-Human Givens College
Certificate in The Rewind Technique- Uncommon Knowledge (training recognised by the Red Poppy Company)
Certificate in Hypnotherapy and Counselling-City and Guilds
Certificate in Counselling Skills, Hypnosis and Hypnotherapy-UK College for Complimentary Healthcare Studies
Diploma in Hypnosis, Suggestion Therapy and Analytical Therapy-Hypnotherapy Training Centre
Diploma in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) -Open College of Complementary Health Therapies.
(Complementary Medical Association (CMA) Recognised & Registered Open College Diploma Course)

International Trauma Training and Certifications

International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies (ISTSS)
Certificate- Advanced Training in Traumatic Stress Studies

Certificated Clinical Trauma Professional-International Association of Trauma Professionals (IATP)
Certificate- 10 Core Competencies of Trauma, PTSD, Grief and Loss-IATP
Certificate- Evidence-Based Trauma Treatments & Interventions-IATP

Traumatology Institute

Certificate- Clinical Traumatologist
Certificate-Community and Workplace Traumatologist
Certificate-Early Intervention Field Traumatologist
Certificate-Overview of Assessment and Interventions
Certificate-Clinical Standards of Trauma Care: Attachment, Systems and Context
Certificate-Tools for Trauma: A CBT Approach
Certificate-Group Approaches with Trauma Survivors: Clinical
Certificate-Compassion Fatigue Specialist (Therapist)
Certificate-Compassion Fatigue Resiliency – Educator
Certificate-Trauma Evaluation & Community Resources
Certificate-Standards of CWT Trauma Care
Certificate-Motivational Interviewing after Trauma
Certificate-Group Approaches Trauma Survivors (CWT)

TeleBehavioural Health Institute

Certificate – Introduction to TeleMental Health Theory and Practice
Certificate- Legal/Ethical Issues 1: Rules, Regulations and Risk Management
Certificate- Telephone and Videoconferencing in Telepractice Certificate- Advanced Clinical Telepractice Issues( Handling Online Emergencies)
Certificate-TBHI Telebehavioural Health Practitioner

Stateside Webinar/web-based specialised Training and Continuing Professional Development in PTSD and Trauma

Certificate in Cognitive Processing Therapy Techniques-Medical University of South Carolina and US Department of Veterans Affairs
Certificate in Prolonged Exposure Therapy Techniques-Medical University of South Carolina and US Department of Veterans Affairs
Certificate in Dissociative Subtype of Department of Veterans Affairs and Employee Education System
Certificate in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Techniques-Medical University of South Carolina and The National Child Traumatic Stress Network
Certificate in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (Childhood Traumatic Grief)-Medical University of South Carolina and The National Child Traumatic Stress Network
Certificate in CBT for Trauma-American Psychological Association
Certificate in Psychological First Aid-the National Centre for PTSD and the National Child Traumatic Stress Network
Certificate in Skills for Psychological Recovery (SPR)-the National Centre for PTSD and the National Child Traumatic Stress Network
Certificate in PTSD 202: Skills Training in Affect and Interpersonal Regulation (STAIR) –
Department of Veterans Affairs, Employee Education System and National Centre for PTSD
Certificate in Practical Assessment for the Department of Veterans Affairs, Employee Education System and National Centre for PTSD
Certificates in Assessment and Treatment of Sleep Problems in PTSD, Cognitive Behavioural Treatment and Assessment of Insomnia and Nightmares
-Department of Veterans Affairs, Employee Education System and The National Centre for PTSD
(Qualifications and Training approved by the American Psychological Association)

Record checks and disclosures:

I have been DBS checked and cleared