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.


Working for The Pink Practice is a still lovely part of my week. I meet people from across different life and work and cultural experiences. People have sometimes asked me if I get depressed by hearing so many people's problems. But that's not at all the case. In between the problems people have, it is not difficult to see how amazing people are, how well they cope with what life is or has been throwing at them. The people I meet are inspiring and I enjoy talking with them. When I'm not working at The Pink Practice, I run a doctoral research programme.



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.



Work I do at The Pink Practice

  • Online consultations with individual adults, parents and families
  • Assessments and discussions with people what they may be wanting from therapy and matching them with the right therapist or counsellor.
  • Supervision to therapists in person, online and in groups.


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. Sir John Cass School of Art, London. 1993.


Professional Membership

I am a registered Systemic Psychotherapist with

Email The Pink Practice

020 7060 4000