Belinda Thomas

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Southampton, Hampshire, SO15 2EF
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

You might be faced with stress, trauma, anxiety, depression, mood disorder, addiction, family issues or breakdown, bereavement or problems in your relationship.  Difficulties in childhood may be causing emotional pain right now. Maybe there has been past abuse, bullying, domestic violence or repeating patterns that you simply can’t make sense of. Sometimes there are hurdles happening right now that you just want to get some clarity around.

You maybe dealing with anxiety, depression, addictions, risk-taking behaviours, a sense of helplessness or hopelessness, obsessions, compulsivity, agoraphobia, panic, fear, irritability, guilt, shame, difficulty concentrating, mood swings, outbursts of rage or violence, poor sleep patterns, dissociation and withdrawal.  Struggles that have negative impacts on our well-being and sense of self can get in the way of joy and pleasure and our very sense of life and vitality.

Psychotherapy and counselling is a very personal matter. I offer a safe non-judgmental space, with compassion for you to be able to explore and understand your thoughts and feelings.. I believe that our own experiences are unique to us and that in times of distress we need understanding and empathy and not an opinion.

I believe we all have the inner resources to be able to find our way and I will endeavour to be alongside you throughout your journey to help you to explore any issues, past or present, that have impacted you. 

What to expect in the first session

During the first session, we can discuss  what has brought you to counselling and is an opportunity for you to ask any questions. Its a time to see if we can work together, an opportunity to decide if you can open up about your struggles and you can decide if i am the right counsellor for you.

We can then collaboratively set up a second session for a mutually agreeable day and time.

Each session is 50 mins long and depending on your needs, I offer both focused short-term work and longer ongoing work. 

I offer face to face counselling at my practice room  but alternatively, I offer online or telephone sessions if this would be more suited to your needs. In certain circumstances i can do home visit, this will be discussed at initial contact.

Access

At Carlton studios, Southampton there is a pay at meter carpark outside of the building and good transport connections. There is wheelchair access into the building.

What happens next?

If you feel you would like to arrange an initial session please either call me or send an email and we can make an appointment. Additionally, if you have any questions or queries regarding myself or counselling in general please also feel free to call or email.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am an experienced Person-Centred counsellor and a registered member of the BACP (British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy).

  • Diploma of Higher Education in Person Centred Counselling
  • Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Skills
  • Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills
  • Level 2 in Safeguarding
  • Certificates in ASD, ADHD, Bipolar, Depression and Anxiety.
  • Certificate in Baby Loss
  • Certificate in Data Protection (GDPR)
  • Particular experience in Bereavement
  • DBS checked

I have always worked in care. I started my career working with children with learning disabilities, neurodivergent  and ASD within school. As my career progressed, I chose to work with adults with the learning disabilities, as well as mental health issues. This move encouraged me to undertake a BA Hons Degree in Person-Centred Counselling, and the rest, as they say, is history.

Member organisations

BACP
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

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).

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Fees

£40.00 per session

Additional information

Initial appointment - £15 (30 mins)

Individual face to face appointments - £40 (50 mins)

Phone or Online  using teams, zoom, whats app - £35 (50mins)

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

If you require different times or days, please do not hesitate to ask, I may be able to accommodate you.

Further information

I work at two offices: one in Southampton, near Bedford Place and the other in Netley. Both have good public transport connections and parking available.

Southampton car park is a pay and display.
There is wheelchair access. 
Toilets available.

Netley has a car park on the side road.
There are steps up to this office - limited accessibility.
Toilets available.

Carlton Studios, 19-22 Upper Banister Street, Southampton, Hampshire, SO15 2EF

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Types of client

Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

Key details

DBS check

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Online platforms

Google Meet
Microsoft Teams
Whatsapp
Zoom
Belinda Thomas
Belinda Thomas