Thomas Fairclough MSc. BA (Hons) MBACP (Accred)

Thomas Fairclough MSc. BA (Hons) MBACP (Accred)

Balanced Lifestyles
57 Garstang Road


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Balanced Lifestyles
57 Garstang Road


About me

I'm a male, registered and BACP Accredited therapist in private practice from my office in Preston, Lancashire. I offer a free consultation to help us decide if we can work together and this will last approximately half an hour.

I deal with issues such as: Depression. Anxiety. Bereavement. Emotional and sexual abuse. Trauma and dissociation/de-personalisation. Sexuality. Gender issues. Anger. Abortion, Stillbirth & Miscarriage. Relationship problems. Low self-esteem. Assertiveness. Relationship issues.

I use a range of techniques that I have been trained in, from Existential Psychotherapy, Gestalt Psychotherapy and Person-Centred therapy.

I also offer Clinical/Caseload Supervision for trainee or qualified therapists.

I am a Registered and Accredited member of the BACP Register of Counsellors and Psychotherapists

Training, qualifications & experience

MSc. Medical Health Science (Psychotherapy)                                                 

BA (Hons). Philosophy (Ethics)

Adv.Diploma  Counselling  

Registered and Accredited BACP Therapist

University Diploma Cognitive Behavioural Therapy                                                                                                                         

Certified Caseload/Clinical Supervisor (Enquire for details and fees)

BACP Certificate of Proficiency

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited


Accredited register membership

Other areas of counselling I deal with


Sexual abuse
Childhood sexual abuse
Relationship Issues / Couple work


Initial Consultation is FREE

50 pounds per session

(Cash or Bank Transfer)

Further information

Some feedback:

Anon 2014.3.29 11:34
I can’t praise or recommend Thom enough. On a personal level he is a great person with a relaxing and interesting persona. On a professional level he is clearly very well researched in his field of expertise with a dept of knowledge which really helped me. When I first met Thom I had issues with general anxiety/health anxiety and often worried about ‘unrealistic’ things. Being a busy professional and having a young family this was a big risk to my career and family life (not good…). After trying medication which did very little for me I saw Thom’s website and decided to go and see him.
I was in quite a bad place when I first met him and after approximately 15 weekly sessions I have made a great ‘recovery’ and feel back to my old self again. Thom helped me to look at things from a different perspective and to anyone who doubts the power of therapy – try Thom !
Thanks again, and if I ever need any help in this area again you’ll be the first to know.

Where to start?  My experience of therapy with you was perfect timing in terms of my 'journey in life'.  Your empathic, caring demeanour, your honesty and openness really helped me look at painful, raw stuff in a totally 'safe way'.
As you know, I'm also a therapist, and as such, have experienced 'good therapy' as well as 'not so good'.  You are certainly in the 'superb camp' (undoubtedly!), and as such a fabulous professional role model.
Thank you for sharing my tears and laughter.

Michael 2014.1.24 19:45
I just wanted to say a huge thank you to Thom following my recent counselling sessions. I saw Thom around 5 years ago for a short period but needed to get further counselling mid way through 2013. I had no hesitation in finding Thom again. The last 6 months have been the toughest of my life for a variety of reasons and the way Thom has supported me can never be repaid. He listens, doesnt judge and, crucially, is honest enough to tell me the truth even if it is not always easy to hear. This honesty has been key in allowing me to address certain issues.
Thom instanty and without effort makes you feel relaxed and at ease. I can't recommend him highly enough.
Finally, Thom, thnak you so much for your time but particularly for seeing me at relativiely short notice last November. Words can't express how much that appintment in particular meant to me.
Many thanks and best wishes Thom.

C No 5 2013.12.14 10:51
Ok so i'm the one who never leads feedback but on this occasion i just have to make an exception!
Thank you Thom for your unbelievable patience and understanding.  I have given you so much grief over the past few months yet you have stuck by me giving me endless support and guidance throughout.  You have answered every single text message and email I sent you and frequently managed to fit me in for extra sessions whenever i needed them.
I am amazed at the topics of conversation between us, things i never imagined talking about especially with a man!
Admittedly i'm not where i need to be just yet but therapy for me has been quite intense and i'm grateful you respect and understand my need to take a break, at least for a while.  I honestly have no idea right now whether I will be able to return to face up to my inner torment but one thing for sure, should this be possible, there is nowhere else i would rather be.
Thank you so so much for my last amazing session which made me feel so good when you left me with no doubt that your door would always be open and that you would be there for me should i find the strength to continue.
In conclusion, you've taught me that i don't need to cope with life's difficulties and challenges alone and i can only re-iterate what others have said before me.
Until we 'hopefully' meet again, take care of my chair ........................

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Maps & Directions

Preston, PR1 1LB

Type of session

Online counselling: Yes
Telephone counselling: No
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None


2-10pm Monday, Tuesday, Thursday 9-2pm Friday Unavailable weekends

Types of client

Young people
Older adults

Supervision & training

I am a qualified, experienced and BACP accredited therapist in private practice in Preston. .

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