Dewi Thompson

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Stoke-on-Trent ST7 & Staffordshire ST5
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About me

My name is Dewi and I am an Accredited and experienced therapist with Counselling rooms in Alsager and Newcastle Under Lyme.

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 without giving you their own opinion on how you should feel or what you should do.

I offer a professional one-to-one counselling service to adult clients working with a broad range of common issues, including anger, depression, stress, 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.

About Counselling

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 an NHS role. I have also been 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.

Qualifications:

Master's Degree in Counselling (Msc)

Master's Degree in Psychology (Msc)

Bachelor's Degree in Psychology (BSc Hons)

Additional training:

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

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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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

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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Fees

£50.00 per session

Health Insurance/EAP

  • BUPA
  • Health Assured

Additional information

Fees are £50 per session.


IQ Therapies, 56 Sandbach Road South, Alsager, Stoke-on-Trent, Cheshire, ST7 2LP

Queen's Gardens Business Centre, 31 Ironmarket, Newcastle-under-Lyme, Staffordshire, Cheshire, ST5 1RP

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

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

Key details

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Online platforms

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Dewi Thompson
Dewi Thompson