Thaddeus (or Thad) Hickman, Adv. Dip. Counselling, MBACP
07540 784 533
How you feel in counselling sessions is key to the success of your therapy. This is why it's vital that you feel comfortable as we confidentially explore the issues that you find difficult to talk about. From there we can start to explore these issues more deeply and what may be possible ways forward.
I’m a fully qualified and BACP registered counsellor. My approach is non-judgemental and empathic and caters to the individual needs of each client. I’ve worked with a wide range of issues including anxiety, panic disorder, depression, relationship issues, stress, low self-esteem, anger management, bereavement. My specialism is working with adults one-to-one.
The counselling process
Through exploring your worries and underlying issues, you'll gain insight into your emotional reactions and behavioural patterns. You will build self-awareness and ways of coping to more effectively deal with the issues that have troubled you. This will also put you in a better position to have more say in what you do with your life and how to make the kind of changes you seek.
My humanistic approach is based on the belief that each person has the ability within them to not only change themselves but to change themselves in the way that is best for them. One aim of our therapy together therefore would be to help you reconnect with this vital aspect of yourself. This will make you more connected to your own needs and chosen responses - in the present and the future.
I’ve been trained in various therapeutic schools (this called is 'integrative' counselling). This enables me to use the approach that I feel will work best for you. My approach to each client is always tailored to the specific needs of that client.
I work both short and longer-term with clients, depending on individual need. For longer-term work we aim to understand how your deeper past has psychologically affected your development. With this knowledge, we can help you adapt for the better in the present.
Contact me to arrange an initial session. We'll discuss what's brought you to counselling and what you would like to get out of our time together. And if you decide you would like to continue with me, we'll discuss weekly timings that would work for you.
Training, qualifications & experience
Advanced Diploma Integrative Humanistic Counselling (including Psychodynamic Counselling)
Diploma Integrative Humanistic Counselling
Certificate Integrative Humanistic Counselling
- Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
- Mindfulness in therapy
- Existential psychotherapy
- Time-limited counselling
As well as my Brighton private practice, I've spent the past few years working for a large South-West London counselling service supporting clients with a wide-range of issues.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
I charge £40 per session - with the first session being half price at £20.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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I currently have evening availability. Please contact me for further details.
Types of client