Simon FliegnerGestalt psychotherapist
I am a Gestalt Psychotherapist and Group Psychotherapist working at the Gestalt Centre in Camden, Caya Therapy in Peckham, and at Stillpoint Spaces in Clerkenwell.
In my experience therapy offers a valuable space for reflection, where you can focus on your own needs in confidence, with a trained professional; taking time to better understand yourself, your relationships, and your life as a whole.
Starting therapy can be a daunting step. I take care to build an empathic space where you can feel safe enough to explore whatever it is that brings you to therapy, including difficult and possibly painful feelings relating to the situation you are in.
I work colaboratively with clients, with a focus on present experiencing, to develop awareness of feelings, thoughts, behaviours and communication. This awareness can bring fresh perspectives on your past; shed light on current difficulties; and make way for new possibilities and meaningful change.
I see therapy as a creative dialogue that can enable clients to live more choiceful, satisfying and enjoyable personal and professional lives.
My gestalt approach is informed by evidence-based research in areas such as neuroscience, attachment, trauma and mindfulness.
I am passionate about enabling access to psychotherapy for all members of our society.
Issues often worked with
Types of therapy
Starting from £70 for individual therapy, depending on location.
I see a limited number of low-cost clients, and offer concessions to some clients based on ability to pay.
Sessions last for 50 minutes on a weekly basis.
Training and qualifications
Diploma in Gestalt Psychotherapy
MA in Gestalt Therapy Theory Studies
Both as part of the Gestalt Centre's five year psychotherapy training.
Before training as a psychotherapist I worked in the arts for two decades, experiencing the complexies of creative processes and relationships, both in commercial and not-for-profit organisations.
I am an accredited and registered member of the UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP), and am committed to ethical practice in accordance with the UKCP Code of Ethics and Professional Practice. This includes undertaking ongoing professional development through regular consultation with other practitioners, training, and study.