Thomas Fairclough

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MSc. BA (Hons) PG. Dip. UKCP (Accred), MBACP (Accred) SCPTI
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Bispham, Lancashire, FY2
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About me

I work face-to-face in a large, bright, airy studio in the FY2 area of the Fylde coast. I also still offer Skype & Zoom sessions. 

I'm a Relational Gestalt/Existential Psychotherapist. Fully Accredited UKCP & BACP in private practice. 

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: Trauma. Depression. Anxiety. Bereavement. Emotional and sexual abuse. Dissociation/de-personalisation. PTSD. Sexuality. Gender issues. Anger. Abortion, Stillbirth & Miscarriage. Relationship problems. Low self-esteem. Assertiveness. Relationship issues.

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

I am a Registered and Accredited member of both the UKCP & BACP Registers of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (these processes rigorously test your experience, skills and also authenticate one's qualifications. The UKCP is by far the superior and most difficult process to complete and pass). 

Training, qualifications & experience

MSc. Medical Health Science (Psychotherapy)                              

BA (Hons). Philosophy (Ethics)

UKCP Accredited Post-Grad Diploma Gestalt Psychotherapy 

Adv. Diploma  Counselling

Registered and Accredited UKCP & BACP Therapist

University Diploma Cognitive Behavioural Therapy  

UK & Europe Accredited EMDR Psychotherapy Training   (Fully trained)

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

BACP Certificate of Proficiency

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.

UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP)

The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) is a leading professional body for the education, training and regulation of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors. Its register is accredited by the government's Professional Standards Authority.

As part of its commitment to protect the public, it works to improve access to psychotherapy, to support and disseminate research, to improve standards and to respond effectively to complaints against its members.

UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

UK Council for Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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UK Council for Psychotherapy
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Existential/Gestalt/Humanistic Psychotherapy

Trauma Treatment (PTSD & Complex PTSD)
Sexual abuse
Childhood sexual abuse
Relationship Issues

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£80.00 per session
Free initial in-person, telephone or online session

Additional information

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

These days are a blend: Tuesdays are solely online work and Wednesdays and Thursdays are a mixture of online and in-person work. 

Further information

Some feedback:

PR 20/04/23 15.26

This has been a long, interesting and difficult journey. I didn't expect that my problems would/could be solved in a short period of time and they haven't been. I wouldn't change a second of it though. Thom has been genuine, reliable, honest and manages to blend integrity, challenge and authenticity with the best sense of humour (who knew therapy could be fun sometimes?). 

I can't add to anything else that anyone else has said here, other than another thank you. My life feels richer for having had you in it. 

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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Bispham, Lancashire, FY2

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people (13-17)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

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Unfortunately there is no wheelchair access to my premises.

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I am a qualified, experienced and UKCP & BACP Accredited Psychotherapist in private practice on the Fylde Coast (FY2).

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Thomas Fairclough
Thomas Fairclough