It’s not about me, it’s about you…

But I understand that you may like to know something about me.

SImon Coutts-Bain

Simon the person

I was raised, & have lived most of my life on the Central Coast of NSW. I understand the Central Coast, it’s people, it’s lifestyle, and the demands that commuting for employment can have on individuals & families.

I am a proud father of four beautiful & amazing children who have turned out to be wonderful human beings, almost all adult now, each is unique in their own way.

My life experience and career history has been diverse. I originally started life as a young man in trades, then hospitality & business. Each step taking me further on my path to uncovering my true passion in assisting people to understand their unique self & relationships, & to help create the change that they wish to see.

I value each experience that I encounter, and with each experience I develop a relationship with it and thus further understand my relationship to myself & others. My love of experience has taken me around the world and has led me to tryout and experiment with a wide variety of interests, each one adding to my life story and identity.

Holistic wellbeing is a passion of mine, body mind & spirit. I enjoy keeping fit and you might often find me at the beach enjoying a long workout & walk, or practising yoga with wonderful people.

Of course, as a Coasty, I am an avid Central Coast Mariners FC supporter.

simon the professional

I hold a Bachelor of Counselling & Human Change (BCHC) & Masters of Social Work Professional Qualifying (MSWPQ).

I am a passionate educator & mentor of emerging professionals & teach at Western Sydney University in the Post Graduate Psychotherapy & Counselling Program and provide supervision for students undergoing their clinical placements.

The services that I offer include Counselling, Psychotherapy, Clinical Supervision, Professional Mentoring, Training & Consultation on the NSW Central Coast. For those that are out of town, I provide these services over the internet or by phone if preferred.

I have worked extensively with families, adults, children and teens in areas related to mental health, family functioning, relationship improvement, addictions, school attendance & performance, employment & career, life transitions, grief & loss.

I identify myself as an integrative counsellor, psychotherapist & social worker, I am skilled in a diverse variety of therapeutic modalities & frameworks. Rather than focus on one way of working and pushing people to fit into a single style of therapy, I prefer to understand my clients more deeply and together we decide upon the most effective way to work with each other. After all, you are unique, and so must be our way of working together.

 

Professional Membership

I am a Clinical Registrant (# 24491) Counsellor & Psychotherapist with the Psychotherapy & Counselling Federation of Australia PACFA. I am also a member of the College of Counselling.

I am a registered (# 467924) with the Australian Association of Social Workers AASW

 
 

Alternatively you can contact any of the professional bodies with which I am registered. PACFA or the AASW.