Trish Thomas MBACP, B.Sc (Hons.), Adv.Dip.Int.Counselling
As a counsellor, I can offer you a safe and non-judgemental space to explore your current feelings. I can give you secure, confidential support to empower you to find a way forward in life. As I am a registered Member of the BACP, I abide by their ethical code.
Currently, I am offering online sessions only, but usually I work face to face with clients in a clinic setting in Paignton.
In the past, I have greatly benefited from sessions of counselling, during a period of depression. I believe the counselling I received made such an impact that it led me towards the decision to become a counsellor myself.
Following a wide range of life experiences, I trained as an Integrative Counsellor at Iron Mill College in Exeter, gaining an Advanced Diploma. This allows me to offer a flexible approach to my clients, appropriate to their needs. I particularly enjoy using creative methods, if appropriate to the client, as this can be a way to express emotions that may be too difficult to talk about at first.
I am trained and experienced in the following areas:
. Stress and anxiety.
. Supporting survivors of child sexual abuse
. Supporting survivors of domestic abuse, including psychological abuse.
. Difficult childhoods and family relationships.
. Low self-esteem.
. Clients recovering from eating disorders, addiction and substance abuse, including their adult children.
. Postnatal depression and the effects of fertility problems and treatment.
Please feel free to telephone or email me to make an appointment.
Training, qualifications & experience
MBACP Registered. I am a registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP); Registration number 380136.
I abide by the ethical code of conduct of the BACP
Advanced Diploma in Integrative Counselling (Iron Mill College)
Certificate in Counselling (Iron Mill College)
B.Sc. (Hons) Zoology, University of Nottingham.
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
£45 per hour for face to face counselling.
2 concessionary places.
£35 per 55 minutes online counselling using Zoom