About me

Welcome

I am a fully qualified UK integrative counsellor, and a clinical supervisor for psychotherapist and counsellors. As an integrative therapist I work with a wide range of Psychotherapeutic theories.

During the COVID-19 lockdown, I will be working with my clients via telephone and online video calls so that you can still have access to professional therapy during this difficult time.

I am able to draw on different perspectives and methodologies, in order to work with you, and the difficulties you may be struggling to cope with in your every day life. I am also a member of the British Association for Counsellors and Psychotherapists (MBACP).

I have been working in this field about 20 years within various voluntary sectors and my own private practise: such as Rape Crisis and the Women Centre. I helped individuals to face personal, emotional and behavioural issues that are affecting their daily lives, within the the therapeutic work I offer a non-judgemental,supported and confidential service.

About The Therapeutic Process

First Initial session will be free for 30mins - This allows you to decide on whether counselling is the right pathway for you to take, this give you the opportunity to ask questions or voice any concerns you may have.
The therapeutic sessions, offers the client a safe place where he/she can relate to themselves, in relation to their difficulties, and anything that may be confusing, painful and uncomfortable.

The counselling session is a unique way to think and talk about yourself in a way that you often can't do with family and friends. In other words, you maybe facing a difficult time in your life, looking for help and support. Perhaps you're experiencing relationship problems: stress at work, or feeling anxious, depressed and alone. Maybe you're, angry, or struggling to like yourself. Often support from loved ones is not enough to get you through, but sometimes you need something more. We all face problems and counselling and psychotherapy can offer a safe haven at challenging times in our lives.

The structure of the counselling session means, you have a place and time each week, that is just for you, to reflect on whatsoever you choose.

The sessions are regular and frequent to give as much continuity and support as possible, which enables you to reflect on your own process, in other words, the process involves meeting me on a regular basis and talking about things that are really concerning you. We work together to develop a way through these difficult situations to help you to improve your life by making changes that allow you to feel more confident. This allows you to make sense of your feelings and behaviour and enable you to develop and grow within a positive resourceful life.

What's the difference between Counselling and Psychotherapy?

Counselling is sometimes used to describe shorter-term work that focuses on single issues or a set of issues, whilst psychotherapy often described longer-term work in which, you might explore aspects of yourself in greater depth.

Training, qualifications & experience

Qualifications

Certificate in Counselling Theory (CSCT), Certificate, in Counselling Skills (CSCT), Certificate, in Bereavement counselling skills, Diploma in Transcultural counselling, Diploma in Counselling, Postgraduate certificate in Integrative Counselling Practice, and Diploma in Clinical Supervision.

Training

I have done training courses with Cruse Bereavement, Addaction Drug and Alcohol Awareness, Creative Art Therapy, I have done training in Dementia. I follow the (BACP) Ethical Framework for Good practice in Counselling and Professional Conduct Procedure. I'm also committed to regular personal development activities to my professional knowledge to enhance my self-awareness.

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)
  • Integrative
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Psychodynamic therapy

Fees

Individual Therapy-

Reduced fees for students.

Low Income individuals will be negotiable.

Availability-

Monday to Saturday

Sunday's available on request

Further information

The office is wheel chair accessible and there well be available outside the office and across the road from the office for blue badge holders.

I also do individual and group supervision for counsellors and psychotherapists, please contact me for further details.

The office located in heart of the city centre, easy walking distance from the bus station. (Approximately 10mins)

Derby
Derbyshire
DE1

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language
Other languages None

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

Availability

Monday to Saturday am and pm. Sunday am available on request

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Heather Thomas

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01332 417950 / 01332 417972 01332 417950 / 01332 417972

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