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About me

Rod Thomas is an accredited BACP Counsellor/Psychotherapist who is part of the Connexions group of counsellors and psychotherapists who came together over 20 years ago to offer an independent, therapeutic, counselling service in SW London. Offering counselling/therapy to individuals, couples and families, Rod Thomas is based in St Margarets in the London Borough of Richmond and consultations are held by appointment at 3 Beaconsfield Road, St Margarets, Twickenham, TW1 3HX.

He is an experienced Systemic Counsellor/Psychotherapist who is registered with the United Kingdom Register of Counsellors and Psychotherapists and is a member of the Association for Family Therapy and Systemic Practice.

As an individual, accredited member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists, Rod is bound by its Ethical Framework for Good Practice in Counselling and Psychotherapy and subject to its Professional Conduct Procedures.

Training, qualifications & experience

Rod Thomas was granted the status of BACP Accredited Counsellor/Psychotherapist in 2002 and has been registered as a Counsellor/Psychotherapist with the United Kingdom Register of Counsellors and Psychotherapists since 2008.

He has over 35 years experience of working with individuals (adults and young people), couples and families in a variety of contexts : social work, family mediation, family court welfare work and in private practice as a counsellor/psychotherapist.

His qualifications include an MA (Oxon), an MSc (London) and he gained a Certificate of Qualification in Social Work in 1981 from London University.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

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.

BACP

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

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.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Making the decision to seek help through counselling can feel like a major step. You may have been considering this for a long time by yourself, or friends or family may have suggested it might possibly be helpful to you. You might want to come alone, with a partner or other family members.

It is very important that you feel comfortable with the decision to talk with a counsellor and equally important that you feel at ease with the counsellor you see.

Systemic counsellors are non-judgemental and impartial in their approach and take into account social factors such as age, gender, class, sexuality, race, ethnicity and religion.

For more information or to discuss any queries you may have, please contact Rod Thomas by telephone, email or by looking at his website : www.rtconnexionscounselling.com

Fees

Additional information

Fees are charged on an hourly basis of £60 to £80 and sessions are usually arranged for between one and one and a half hours, subject to individual circumstances and the number of people involved.

An initial consultation appointment should enable you to decide whether you feel comfortable talking about yourself in a confidential setting. Likewise, the counsellor/psychotherapist should be able to give you an idea of how they might be able to help following this initial session.

Appointments made with Rod Thomas will be arranged at a mutually convenient time and you will not be expected to make a long term, open-ended commitment. Regular reviews of progress achieved will always be discussed in the course of the counselling.

Please note that at least 24 hours' notice is requested to cancel an appointment or the full fee is payable.

To discuss any of these points in more detail, please contact Rod Thomas by telephone, email or by looking at his website : www.rtconnexionscounselling.com

When I work

Appointments generally available mornings, early afternoon and evenings

Further information

People often need support and help when experiencing anxieties or difficulties about choices arising from a variety or combination of life events.

These can include : - Personal & Family relationships, Loss & bereavement, Marital & couple difficulties, Parenting challenges, Re-marriage & step-parenting, Past abuse & trauma, Problems at work, Stress & pressure, Dependence on alcohol or drugs, Low self esteem, Depression & loss of motivation.

Systemic counselling draws on a variety of conceptual ideas relating to how people think about their lives and how we all adapt to changing events and circumstances. Systemic counselling aims to create opportunities for change, to enable people to make new connections for themselves between events, ideas and choices in their lives.

Please see my website www.rtconnexionscounselling.com for further information.

3 Beaconsfield Road, St Margarets, Twickenham, Middlesex, TW1 3HX

Type of session

In person