Raquel Thompson BA Hons Psychology, PGDip Counselling Psychology MBACP MBPsS CBT
Hi, my name is Raquel and I am a Therapist offering Counselling, Psychotherapy and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) to individuals wishing to make positive changes in their lives. I have worked for over 10 years with a great variety of clients presenting with a diverse range of issues, such as, Depression, Anxiety/Panic-attacks, Phobias, loneliness, Abuse, OCD, Relationship issues, Stress, Self-esteem, childhood neglect and many more.
My background in Psychology allows me to explore, at a deeper level, the beliefs and thoughts that may be stopping you from reaching your full potential. I work collaboratively with Clients in a reflective and non-judgemental way, using a Cognitive Behavioural (CBT) and Person Centered approach, combined with other theoretical approaches and personality theories depending on the issues you bring to therapy.
CBT focuses on the beliefs, thoughts, and behaviours underlying negative emotions and problems and is extremely helpful in providing you with tools in addition to talking and making sense of problems.
If you have any questions or would like to book a session, you can contact me on the following number: 01483-596318. If I am not available, please leave a message and I will contact you as soon as possible. If you would prefer you can send me an email.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have an Honours Degree in Psychology and a Post-Graduate Diploma in Counselling Psychology from the University of East London, in Person-Centred (PC) and Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy (CBT).
I have worked in the voluntary sector, primary care as well as privately.
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.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
My background in Psychology allows me to work with a wide range of emotional problems.
£65.00 per session
For individuals: £55 for an initial consultation
I am available Monday to Friday 8am to 6pm.
I am fully insured and continue to gain experience by reading, researching and attending workshops. I am a Graduate member of the British Psychological Society BPS (MBPsS) and am on the Accredited Register of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) (MBACP), whose strict code of ethics I adhere to.