Als Thompson Counsellor and Psychotherapist MBACP (accred)
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
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Antisocial personality disorder
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Attachment disorder in children
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Behaviour problems
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Childhood bereavement
- Childhood bullying
- Children’s learning difficulties
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Dependent personality disorder
- Depression and anxiety in children
- Domestic violence
- Drug addiction
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Health anxiety
- Hearing voices
- Histrionic personality disorder
- Internet addiction
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic attacks
- Paranoid personality disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Schizoid personality disorder
- Schizotypal personality disorder
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Separation anxiety
- Sex addiction
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Tourette's syndrome
- Work-related stress
- Young carers
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.
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.
Als Thompson MBACP (Accred)
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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