Ann Barbara Thompson
I offer professional, confidential non-judgmental counselling and therapy to men and women, individuals and couples in North London. Conveniently located close to the tube and bus station at Turnpike Lane, I am easily accessible for clients in Wood Green, Tottenham, Hornsey and Muswell Hill. My practice is inclusive to all, as regards to sex, sexual orientation, race, culture and disability. I also offer special rates to counselling students and someconcessions for those on low-income.
People are drawn to therapy for many reasons, such as when one's life has been turned upside down by traumatic events, including the breakdown of a relationship; the loss of a job, domestic violence, sexual abuse, or a bereavement. There are those who are having difficulties with making a major decision, or have lost purpose in their lives; or are approaching a major life event such as; ageing, marriage, divorce, dramatic death or coming out. Mental and physical health issues including addictions and addictive behaviours, physical illnesses, can be relieved through therapy. Counselling also offers us the opportunity to simply understand ourselves better. You do not need to be unhappy to access therapy and counselling.
My counselling and therapy practice is focused on you the client, and as an integrative counsellor I will work with you using a variety of theoretical modalities and creative approaches. This includes Mindfulness, CBT Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Psychodynamic, Systemic, TA, Gestalt, Art Therapy Existential, and Transpersonal approaches.
Training, qualifications & experience
With over 11 years of counselling experience, I have trained with the University of East London and Relate as a couple and relationship counsellor. (Graduate Certificate). I hold a Counselling and Psychotherapy Central Awarding Body (CPCAB) Level 5 (Adv. Dip) in Psychotherapeutic Counselling.I have certificates for working with Mental Health concerns, Adult Survivors of Sexual Abuse; Counselling Children and Young People, Domestic violence and control.
I am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and adhere to their code of ethics. I am DBS-checked (Disclosure and Barring Service) and fully insured.
I have worked in the past with Relate and Mind and UTurn Project for vulnerable women. I have also had my own private practice for many years.
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
My fee is £50 for a 50mins session. £60 for couples.
First assessment session £40
I can sometimes offer consessions for students and those on a low income, dependent on assessment.
I offer long and short-term therapy face-to-face. Also Telephone counselling.
I have some Saturday morning sessions until 12-30pm
I am happy to answer any questions by text, phone or email or in person during our first session.