Hugh Thomlinson MBACP (Accred)
Based in Skelmorlie, I run a private one-to-one counselling service for Adults and Young People. I am highly experienced in working with clients in a wide variety of settings, GP practices, Health centres, EAP and community bases.
- I particularly specialise in working with clients experiencing Generalised Anxiety, Panic attacks, Relationshop issues Low Self esteem, Depression, Grief and Loss.
I work with my clients to gain trust and build a relationship in which they can feel confident enough to explore their issues. Moving then onto developing strategies that can help support them going forward with their lives.
Sessions last up to 60 minutes and I try to be flexible around times for those whose family or work commitment make this difficult.
Sessions are also available by telephone or via Skype.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have a BACP accredited Postgraduate Diploma in Counselling from the University of Strathclyde and have been working as a counsellor since 2004 in areas such as community based counselling, counselling young people in schools, Employee Assistance Provider work, private practice as well as teaching counselling skills to students in Further Education. As an Accredited member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy, I am on the BACP Register of Counsellors and Psychotherapists.
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
Initial telephone consultation - free;
60 minute counselling session - £40