Mary Thomas MBACPaccred, BPC, FPC

Mary Thomas MBACPaccred, BPC, FPC

Victoria
London
SW1E

020 7821 6836 / 07972932907

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Victoria
London
SW1E

020 7821 6836 / 07972932907

About me

I have 26 years of 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 26 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

BACP
BPC

Accredited register membership

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.

Fees

Usually discussed in initial assessment sessions.

Average range of £50 - 90

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.

Maps & Directions

London, SW1E

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None

Accessibility

Wheelchair access: Unspecified

Availability

Daytime, early mornings and evening appointments available

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Couples
Employee Assistance Programme

Supervision & training

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

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