Dewi Thompson MBACP (Accredited)
Sometimes it is difficult to talk to those close to you about things that are troubling you. You may feel embarrassed about what is bothering you, or you may feel that you will get a bad reaction if you tell someone close to you.
Counselling can give you that opportunity to talk to someone who can help you look at how you are feeling without judging you and giving you their own opinion on what you should do.
My name is Dewi and I am an Accredited and experienced therapist based in Cheshire and Stoke On Trent
I offer a professional one-to-one counselling service to adult clients working with a broad range of common issues, including anger, depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, bereavement, loss, relationship difficulties, and substance misuse. I work with clients to help them identify, understand and resolve or manage the issues which have brought them to counselling.
My aim is to help you explore the issues you have raised and help you get a better understanding of why you think or feel the way you do.
Together we can help you find the strength and resilience within you to move forward and make the most from life.
I am an integrative therapist and I hope to build a therapeutic relationship using the core skills of person-centred counselling, while sometimes using further skills such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Solution Focused Therapy.
In my experience I have found that sometimes people find it difficult to talk to those close to them about things that are troubling them. Counselling can give you that opportunity to talk to someone who can help you look at how you are feeling without judging you and giving you their own opinion on what you should do.
As a counsellor I try to create a space which helps you to talk openly and comfortably about yourself and how you are feeling. Sometimes people find that they feel much better after only a few sessions, while some prefer to see a counsellor for weeks or months. We are all different, and everybody feels and reacts to life events in different ways, so it is important not to be hard on yourself because other people seem to be “handling things better”. This is something that we talk about during the course of the therapy.
Training, qualifications & experience
Accredited Counsellor with the BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy)
I have considerable experience working in the NHS as part of my current role. I am also a paid counsellor with a large mental health charity in Stoke on Trent.
In addition I have also spent time as a bereavement counsellor at the Douglas Macmillan Hospice in Stoke on Trent.
Master's Degree in Counselling (Msc)
Master's Degree in Psychology (Msc)
Bachelor's Degree in Psychology (BSc Hons)
Certificate in Online Counselling
Certificate in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
Certificate in Relationship Counselling
Certificate in Supervision
I have undertaken other courses and numerous workshops as part of my ongoing professional development
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
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).
This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Fees are £40 per session.
I am also able to offer home appointments at a reduced rate.