Simon practices a type of CBT called Acceptance and Commitment Therapy or ACT for short. ACT gets its name from one of its core messages: accept what is out of your personal control, and commit to taking action that enriches your life. The aim of ACT is to help us create a rich, full and meaningful life, while accepting the pain and stress life can bring. ACT does this by:
♦ Teaching psychological skills to handle difficult thoughts and feelings effectively, in such a way that they have much less impact and influence – these are known as mindfulness skills; and
♦ Helping us to clarify what's truly important and meaningful to us – that is, clarify our values – and use that knowledge to guide, inspire and motivate us to set goals and take action that enriches our life.
Simon has over a decade of experience as an Educational Psychologist in schools in Worcestershire, Herefordshire, Gloucestershire and the West Midlands. In that time he has also specialised in CBT and has a breadth of experience working with adults, young people and children. His warm and supportive approach allows clients to work towards their goals in a safe and understanding environment.
♦ Member of the Chartered and Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC)
♦ Member of the British Psychological Society (BPS)
♦ Registered Educational Psychologist with the British Association of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP)
♦ An accredited Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist with the British Association of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP)
♦ Simon also provides CBT supervision and training to other psychologists in the West Midlands.
For more information, including details of fees and CBT courses available, please go to www.simonrowepsychology.co.uk.