Carla Thomas, Counsellor, Registered MBACP
2 Princes Building
Whatever issues you bring, I believe in working with you as an individual person, to listen and understand non-judgmentally and together help to bring you some clarity and work through things to help you be the person you really are and lesson some anxious feelings. I offer a special rate for the first two sessions to give you a chance to see if counselling is right for you and help you decide if you would like short term or ongoing sessions, regularly reviewed every 6 weeks. I also offer affordable rates for people on any low income or studying.
I have experience in a wide range of areas - depression and anxiety, complex bereavement and long-term illnesses, carer issues and specialist experience of working with younger people. In addition, I have experience of supporting people with eating disorders, self-harm, abusive or dysfunctional families and having suicidal thoughts.
I have worked in social and emotional support services for over 15 years. BACP Registered Counsellor in the Psychodynamic model. I draw upon a range of techniques to fit what is going to be best for each client to make progress including Integrative models, Gestalt and Transactional Analysis.
I believe in working collaboratively and relationally with the client and maintaining a high ethical standard. I am continuing my own professional development to ensure I always keep up to date with current methods and research. Currently, I am studying an Advanced Diploma at The Welsh Psychotherapy Partnership in Integrative Psychotherapy. This is an accredited additional training under UKCP.
Training, qualifications & experience
BACP registered in Pyschodynamic Counselling and two years clinical experience at Wessex Counselling Service and The Harbour in Bristol.
Currently adding more range of skills, and undergoing advanced and extensive training in UKCP / WPP Integrative Humanistic Psychotherapy.
Over 15 years of experience working in emotional support roles for clients. Includes working with carers, young people age 16-25, older people and bereavement and life-threatening illnesses (Counselling and family support) amongst others.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Childhood bereavement
- Children’s learning difficulties
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
Other areas of counselling I deal with
- Young Adults
Initial two sessions for new clients so they can assess if they feel if counselling is the right for them. £30 per initial session for this review period. Thereafter the usual rate is £ 38 per session.
I do have a affordable therapy service two mornings a week dedicated to those who need support yet struggle financially. Please call and ask for the affordable therapy service. These sessions are at a lower rate.
Located in a central area of Bath, my private practice room is spacious and offers a good ambience to help clients feel comfotable during the sessions. Each consultation lasts for 50 minutes.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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My practice is open in Bath for day and evening consultations.
Types of client