Simon completed his PhD with the Open University and his DCPsych with the New School of Psychotherapy and Counselling. He is currently employed in an NHS Community Mental Health Service for Older People. He has worked in these services for thirty years, managing community teams for twenty years. He worked as a counsellor at diploma level for several years and took on roles in the voluntary sector. Research interests have ranged from ‘social inclusion,’ to ‘decision-making in mental healthcare’ and more recently ‘resilience.’ He has published articles and book chapters on; the design and implementation of secondary mental health services; managing mental health conditions such as bi-polar and psychosis; homelessness; the use of a hermeneutic phenomenological research methodologies.
I am providing supervision to students through the New School of Psychotherapy and Counselling. However, I would take on other work where there is a shared interest.