Marlene Simpson-Thomas: Integrative Counsellor at Hopewell Counselling Services
Hello. My name is Marlene Simpson-Thomas. I work as a confidential, non-judgmental counsellor, who’ll support you to make meaning of what may have happened in your life; resourcing you for your current life and journey ahead. I offer face to face and online counselling services in London: Parks Inner Child Therapy (PICT), couples counselling, counselling for adolescents and children, mediation and group work. My private practice is located in Dollis Hill/Willesden Green, North West London. Please reach out if you’d like to make an enquiry.
Training, qualifications & experience
Alongside a degree in Pastoral Counselling and Psychology, I have completed counselling courses at the University of London, Birkbeck College, Westminster Pastoral Foundation and Newbold College. I am a Senior Practitioner of The Penny Parks Foundation. I have an Advanced Diploma in PICT (Parks Inner Child Therapy), with specialisms in childhood trauma and abuse. I am a registered member of The British Association of Counsellor and Psychotherapists (BACP) and adhere to their Code of Ethics.
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
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Death and Dying
Disappointment and Loss
Couples and relationships
Beyond my work in private practice, I work in schools with adolescents, children and teachers. I have extensive experience as a Grief and Loss Counsellor, working for local charities, schools, and places of worship around issues end of life issues, suicide, homicide, loss and bereavement. For many years, I have worked as a tutor and trainer, teaching on a range of counselling and listening skills and mediation courses. I facilitate mediation and grief workshops with groups and couples. I am a Licensed Facilitator with Care for the Family, facilitating Positive Parenting programmes, Time Out for Parents and support for children with special needs.