Integrative Counsellor at Hopewell Counselling Services
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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)
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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
When I work
Monday - Friday
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.