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.
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.
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
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 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
Appointments generally available mornings, early afternoon and evenings
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.