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Trish Thomas MBACP, B.Sc (Hons.), Adv.Dip.Int.Counselling

Paignton TQ4 & TQ3
07593 875414 07593 875414
Paignton TQ4 & TQ3

About me

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:

. Bereavement.

. Depression

. Stress and anxiety.

. Supporting survivors of child sexual abuse

. Supporting survivors of domestic abuse, including psychological abuse.

. Trauma.

. Difficult childhoods and family relationships.

. Shame.

. 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)

Chartered Physiotherapist.

B.Sc. (Hons) Zoology, University of Nottingham.

Member organisations


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

  • Existential therapy
  • Gestalt therapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Transactional analysis


£45 per hour for face to face counselling.

2 concessionary places.

£30 per 45 minutes online counselling using Zoom

Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers
  • Low income

The Devon Clinic
30A Hyde Road


Type of session

In person
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language
Other languages None


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


Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 11-5

Types of client

Young people
Older adults


Trish Thomas MBACP, B.Sc (Hons.), Adv.Dip.Int.Counselling

Trish Thomas MBACP, B.Sc (Hons.), Adv.Dip.Int.Counselling