Talk Me Therapy - Robert C Thomas MBACP

Talk Me Therapy - Robert C Thomas MBACP

Talk Me Therapy
Bridges Community Centre
Wonastow Road
Monmouth
Monmouthshire
NP25 5AS

07583 664 295

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Talk Me Therapy
Bridges Community Centre
Wonastow Road
Monmouth
Monmouthshire
NP25 5AS

07583 664 295

About me

The counselling approach I use is Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) I offer confidential counselling in private rooms to individuals and couples within the area of Monmouth.  Although CBT is the main therapy used, the intergration of a Humanistic Person-centred approach will also be incorporated, according to specific needs. Over the past six years I have worked with adult clients who have been referred by themselves, clinics, GPs, businesses and national organisations and suffering from a wide range of issues including; Depression, Anxiety, Panic Disorder, Agoraphobia, Abuse, Anger, Relationship, Bereavement/Loss, and Suicide. 

CBT is an effective and empirically researched therapy for most psychological disorders, it consists of all the approaches that alleviate psychological distress through the medium of correcting faulty conceptions and self-signals. CBT is a short term, collaborative, problem-orientated, active and directive treatment that can be applied to a wide range of problems, it is the therapy of choice for many practitioners and organisations (NHS, NICE) within the medical profession for the treatment of various disorders, including: Depression, Anxiety, Panic Attacks, Schizophrenia, Eating Disorders, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD).

CBT is a psychological treatment that helps in disputing peoples negative beliefs by challenging their thoughts, feelings and behaviour. When someone comes with a problem, its not the problem, its the way they look at it with their thought process thats the problem, its the way they believe they fit into the world.

The initial consultation is used as an introduction to assess your suitability to proceed with the therapy. CBT is not for everyone and at times it can be challenging, its a collaborative process so we will work together to:

  • identify problem areas
  • plan a structured way forward
  • agree practical objectives
  • collaboratively work to reduce/alleviate presenting issues

The success of CBT depends on your active participation throughout the duration of therapy. The therapy is typically 8 - 10 individual sessions (usually weekly), and each session will last approximately one hour, its a collaborative process and therefore commitment to therapy is essential.

As a Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP) and the Association for Independent Practitioners (AIP), I am bound by their Ethical Frameworks for Good Practice in Counselling and Psychotherapy. As a therapist its important for me to ensure my practice is offering the fundamental values and ethical principles of counselling and psychotherapy.

My counselling practice is covered by "Professional Liability Insurance"

Training, qualifications & experience

Qualifications
2011 Level V Higher Diploma in Counselling
2009 Advanced Diploma in Counselling (CBT)
2009 Level IV Counselling for HIV & AIDS
2008 Advanced Certificate in Counselling (CBT)
2007 Intermediate Certificate in Counselling

Professional Development
I am a mature student at the dissertation stage of the Professional Masters Programme at Bath Spa University studying a Master of Arts (MA) Degree in Counselling and Psychotherapy researching the efficacy of CBT as a method of support for people with Asperger's Syndrome.

Supportive Training
Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) Protection of Vulnerable Adults (POVA)

Member organisations

BACP

Accredited register membership

Fees

Individauls: £45.00 - Couples: £55.00 per hour.
Students in Counselling Training £35.00 per hour.
The student fee is subject to therapy taking place at my practice venue and evidence from the counselling training provider, i.e. College, University etc.

Corporate and other fees are by arrangement.

Fees are payable in cash at the end of each session.  Alternative methods of payment are by arrangement only.

Further information

I work confidentially for either short or long term therapy which is carried out in private therapy rooms.

Membership

British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy, Association for Independant Practitioners

Maps & Directions

Monmouth, NP25 5AS

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Couples
Groups
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme
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