Anna Thomas Reg MBACP
I am an integrative therapist, which means I offer a range of modern therapeutic approaches, depending on your needs. I am experienced in working with people seeking therapy for many reasons - a crisis, a specific problem, a life transition, or an ongoing sense that life is out of kilter.
I see therapy as a warm, welcoming place where you will be able to say (and not say) whatever you want to, in confidence and without judgement. I will be alongside you, supporting you as we explore your experience, make connections between different parts of your life and look at how you want to move forward. I aim to help my clients learn new skills and build inner resources, so that they can experience greater fulfilment, aliveness and connection with others.
This time of coronavirus is full of uncertainty, anxiety, loss, loneliness, strains on relationships and shock, and many of us are finding that our usual struggles are magnified. During this period I am offering online video therapy, which you can access from your own home. When my face-to-face work resumes it will be in central and north-east London.
Whether or not you’ve had therapy before, a first session with a new therapist can feel like a big step. In a first session with me you can tell me some of what has led you here, and get a feeling for what therapy with me will be like. It’s important to find the right therapist for you, and this session will involve no fee or obligation to return. If you don’t continue with me, I might be able to point you in a helpful direction. If you do, you might want to have just a few sessions, or work on an open-ended basis, allowing us to go deeper.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a registered member of the professional body the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). My qualification is a four-year BACP-accredited Diploma in Integrative Counselling from the Minster Centre in London, one of the most respected therapy training colleges in the UK. I work according to the BACP Ethical Framework.
My training includes elements of humanistic therapy (a focus on experience in the here-and-now), psychodynamics (how the past unconsciously influences our present), attachment theory (how early relationships influence our current ways of relating), body psychotherapy (the physical basis of emotion), cognitive-behavioural therapy (changing thoughts and actions), mindfulness, and the neuroscience that underpins all of these.
As well as running my own practice, I am a counsellor at Mind.
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
The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I charge £70-£90 per session.
If this is unaffordable for you, I have a few concessional places available.
I make no charge for the initial consultation.
Concessions offered for
I am currently offering online video therapy and telephone therapy only.