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Mary Thomas MBACPaccred, BPC, FPC

London, SW1E
07894067700 07894067700 07894067700 07894067700 Registered / Accredited

About me

I have 30 years experience of working as a Counsellor and Psychotherapist with people suffering with anxiety, depression, relationship problems, panic attacks, phobias, low self esteem, and a whole host of related difficulties which many people struggle with in life.

You may feel unsure or anxious about approaching a psychotherapist for help for the first time so it is helpful to start by having a few exploratory sessions to discuss what may be troubling you, and then to decide whether to proceed with therapy. After the initial sessions we can then start to explore the issues that brought you to therapy in more depth, whilst slowly building a more secure relationship with your therapist. The relationship you build with your therapist forms the bedrock of the work and enables you to explore emotional difficulties with a feeling of safety. My rigorous psychoanalytic training informs the way that I work, and this is based on an understanding that an individual's unique experiences of childhood, family life, adolescence, siblings, relationships, all contribute, consciously and unconsciously, to how that individual feels about themselves and others in their present day life. Negative experiences in childhood may lead an individual into repetitive self defeating or self destructive patterns of behaviour which they may feel are beyond their control. Identifying these patterns of behaviour, and coming to an understanding of where they may originate, can provide relief, and offer a way forward and an opportunity to do things differently and feel more positively about life.

I offer a safe and confidential setting in quiet, comfortable consulting rooms in Victoria, Central London, next to Victoria Mainline Station and Victoria Underground Station, and is easily accessible by public transport including many bus services.

Training, qualifications & experience

Initial training as artist. M.A.(RCA)

Post Graduate Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling - WPF Therapy

Qualification - Counselling and Psychotherapy Supervisor - WPF Therapy

Qualification - Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist - WPF Therapy

I have worked in private practice as a Counsellor and Psychotherapist for 30 years, and have also worked in the NHS for 11 years as a GP Counsellor/Psychotherapist, as well as in other voluntary and organisational settings. I was a staff member of WPF Therapy from 1992 to 2012 as an Assessment Therapist, Supervisor, Tutor and Seminar Leader, and have taught in severalother psychotherapy organisations. I have also worked as a supervisor of GP Counsellors and Psychotherapists for many years.

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.

BACP

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.

Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.

All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

BPC

British Psychoanalytic Council

The British Psychoanalytic Council (BPC) is a professional association, representing the profession of psychoanalytic psychotherapy.

The organisation is itself made up of fourteen member organisations and BPC accredits the trainings of its member organisations. An individual who qualifies from one of these trainings is then eligible for entry into the BPC's register.

BPC registrants are governed by a code of ethics, a policy of continuing professional development, a statement on confidentiality and a complaints procedure. The BPC is a Member Society of the European Federation for Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy in the Public Sector (EFPP). Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

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).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

British Psychoanalytic Council

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).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Creative Blocks in artists, writers and other creative people.

Difficulties in the workplace, relationships at work, work/life balance issues.

Therapies offered

  • Couples counselling
  • Dynamic Interpersonal Therapy
  • Psychoanalysis
  • Psychoanalytic therapy
  • Psychoanalytical and psychodynamic
  • Psychodynamic therapy

Fees

Usually discussed in initial assessment sessions.

Average range of £75 - 100

Further information

I have a particular interest in creativity and the Arts, and working with people with creative blocks, however these are manifest.

I am a BUPA registered Therapist.

I also offer couple counselling to help people explore and work through their relationship issues and difficulties.

Victoria
London
SW1E

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages None

Availability

Daytime, early mornings and evening appointments available

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

Supervision

I have many years experience of offering supervision to Counsellors, GP Counsellors, Psychotherapists, Art Therapists and Trainees.

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