Als Thompson Counsellor and Psychotherapist MBACP (accred)

Als Thompson Counsellor and Psychotherapist MBACP (accred)

15 Camden Avenue
Pembury
Tunbridge Wells
Kent
TN2 4PQ

07956 276231

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About me

Who am I and how do I work?

I am a qualified, accredited, experienced and skilled counsellor and psychotherapist. I offer professional counselling and psychotherapy in a confidential and comfortable setting within my private practice at my home in Pembury (near Tunbridge Wells, Kent). I work integratively to offer a bespoke therapy to meet your individual needs. The models of therapy I use are Humanistic (Person-Centred, Gestalt and Transactional Analysis) and CBT.

How counselling can help

People seek counselling/ psychotherapy for various reasons and issues, all of which will be met by me with acceptance and empathy. I believe in a trusting relationship between a therapist and client to support you in what you would like to achieve through counselling/psychotherapy. I will endeavour to provide a safe, non-judgemental space for you to explore your thoughts, feelings and behaviours, enabling you to gain a greater sense of awareness about your past and present circumstances.

Where have I worked?

Alongside my private practice, I also work as a senior counsellor and psychotherapist in two GP clinics and have had experience working in schools through 'Place 2 Be', CRUSE (a bereavement agency) and a trauma clinic specialising in adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse and domestic abuse.

I offer short and long term counselling/ psychotherapy as well as telephone counselling/psychotherapy.

I am an accredited member of the BACP and work in accordance with their code of ethics.

Training, qualifications & experience

BACP accreditation in counselling/psychotherapy

Advanced Diploma in Humanistic Counselling (BACP accredited Course)
Further Certificate in counselling Skills and Theory
Basic Certificate in Counselling Skills and Theory

Level 5 Diploma in CBT
Introductory Certificate in CBT

TA101 (Certificate in Transactional Analysis)

Further Certificate in Trauma and Recovery
Basic Certificate in Trauma and Recovery
E.K.R.L. Rape and sexual Abuse Counselling Training certificate

Certificate of Professional Development in Dissociative Disorders Awareness (P.D.cert.D.D.A)
Certificate of Professional Development in Anorexia and Bulimia (P.D.cert.A.B.A.)

Level 2 Awareness in Bereavement Care foundation Course
Palliative Care Education Certificate

BACP endorsed CPCAB Level 4 Certificate in Substance Misuse
CBCAB Level 2 award in Understanding Substance Misuse

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

BACP

Accredited register membership

Areas of counselling I deal with

        Fees

        I believe that we are all unique individuals and what fits one does not necessarily fit all! I therefore offer a free 10 minute telephone assessment so that you can get a feel as to whether you think I am the right person to work with you.

        My fees are £50 for individuals and £65 for couples for a 50 minute therapeutic hour.

        I offer a limited number of concessional fees.

        Further information

        The nearest train stations to my private practice in Pembury are Tunbridge Wells or Tonbridge.

        Free parking is available in the drive of my house.

        Warm Wishes

        Als Thompson MBACP (Accred)

        Maps & Directions

        Tunbridge Wells, TN2 4PQ

        Type of session

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

        Practical details

        Sign language: Unspecified
        Other languages: None

        Accessibility

        Accessibility information
        Wheelchair user access: Yes

        My therapy room is on the ground floor through a back garden gate. There are two separate small steps between the back door and the room adjoining my therapy room. A lavatory is available