DR GAIL SIMON
UKCP &  AFT reg. Systemic Psychotherapist, AFT reg. Supervisor, Prof.Doc Systemic Practice







Working for The Pink Practice

I'm a founding member of The Pink Practice. Gwyn Whitfield and I set it up 30 years ago when there was nothing of its kind in the UK. In many important ways, the systemic narrative approach is still very useful.



Work I do at The Pink Practice

  • Therapy with individual adults and couples (online only).
  • Consultations with parents of young people who are lesbian, gay, transgender, gender queer, gender or sexuality questioning (online only).
  • Supervision for relational or systemic therapists (online only).
It's interesting how easy it is to conenct with people online and establish good connections. I love seeing people in their own spaces. I have found that working online often makes for a more relaxed conversation and connection.



Some core values and beliefs

I believe different people and different problems require fluidity in approaches to both therapy and supervision. When I first meet with people, I try to gauge whether they are wanting more of a reflective conversation or suggestions of alternative things to try. Either way, the work has a collaborative feel to it so supervisees or people coming to therapy feel they are influencing the way we are working together.

Therapeutic ways of working need constantly re-inventing to depathologise and decolonise our ways of communicating, our received values and our relationship with theory. I have a particular interest in autism and non-binary genders. The Pink Practice for me has always been a platform from which we can centre the importance of intersectionality, diverse and complex identities and challenge dominant theories and cultures.



Study and Qualifications

  • Professional Doctorate in Systemic Practice. University of Bedfordshire, 2011.
  • MA Systemic Practice. University of Northumbria, 2000.
  • Post-Graduate Diploma in Systemic Therapy with Individuals, Couples and Families. Kensington Consultation Centre, London, 1993.
  • Diploma Art & Design. Guildhall University School of Art, London. 1993.


Professional Membership

I am a registered Systemic Psychotherapist with

Email The Pink Practice

020 7060 4000