Anwen Thomas

Coleford, Gloucestershire, GL16
07771 591912 07771 591912

About me

I am a warm, empathic and supportive individual with more than 10 years experience of being a counsellor. I have an authentic approach and put great importance on creating a collaborative, trusting therapeutic relationship in a safe and confidential space.

I am aware that every individual is unique therefore I will ensure that I am flexible in meeting each clients needs. Together we will explore experiences (past and present) in order to try and make sense of what's going on and look for meaning. The aim is to reach a greater sense of self awareness and understanding, and to create new narratives. We will look at learning new strategies and letting go of unhelpful habits in order to promote growth and change for the future.

I have experience of working with adults, children, young people and families. Currently I work for a charity counselling children and young people in Forest of Dean.

Since qualifying as a counsellor I have been fortunate to have a vast amount of personal development and learning from many counselling training sessions and conferences. These include a 6 day course in Play Therapy, training on sexual abuse, attachment, brief therapy, self harm and suicide, drama therapy, trauma, bereavement and many more.

I have experience of working with a range of issues including self harm, bereavement, depression, family issues, gender issues, separation, stress and anxiety and anger issues.

Previous to my work as a counsellor I did a degree in Psychology and I also worked as a support worker with adults with learning disabilities in their own homes and in a respite care home.

Training, qualifications & experience

BA (hons) Psychology

PGrad Certificate Counselling and Psychotherapy (Integrative)
PGrad Diploma Counselling and Psychotherapy

Post Qualifying Diploma Working with Children and Young People

Volunteer Counsellor Sesame Counselling Newport
School Counsellor Eye to Eye Youth Counselling Service
School Counsellor Torfaen Youth Service
School Counsellor Teens in Crisis Gloucestershire

Member organisations

BACP

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

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

Therapies offered

  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Couples counselling
  • Family/systemic therapy
  • Integrative
  • Interpersonal therapy
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Psychoanalytical and psychodynamic
  • Psychodynamic therapy
  • Solution focused brief therapy

Fees

£40 per session (individual)
£25 initial session
£50 per session (couples or families)

Further information

I can offer 50 minutes weekly sessions (am flexible)

Clearwell
Coleford
Gloucestershire
GL16

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages Welsh

Accessibility

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair user access Unspecified

Availability

Available daytime and evening Monday to Friday

Types of client

Children
Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Families
Anwen Thomas

Anwen Thomas