Stephen G. Thomas - MA, PGDip, MBACP (Accredited)
Talk In The Bay
33-35 West Bute Street
The Practice Rooms
24 Regent Street
I have over ten years experience in the field of general practice, and have also worked as an addictive behaviour specialist in both residential and community settings with individuals, couples and families.
I am trained to work with people in an integrative manner and have a Master of Arts Degree and Postgraduate Diploma in Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy from the University of Wales. This means that I am qualified to use a variety of therapeutic approaches and can tailor my work to meet the needs of each individual client. This is crucial, as I believe that every client has the innate capacity to make their life better; my job is just to help people relocate that spark. My aim is to make counselling a positive and optimistic experience; a case of making life even better rather than fixing what is wrong.
I specialise in the field of addictive and compulsive behaviours and am passionate about helping people to understand and experience recovery from such difficulties. These problematic behaviours can involve alcohol, drugs, food, OCD behaviours or self-harm to name some examples. I have written research papers in this area and work alongside governmental agencies to better understand and address such difficulties on a local level.
Please take a look at my recent therapy and training testimonials at www.stephengthomas.com. These should give you an idea of how I work and my exciting and optimistic approach to therapy and training.
I am a registered and recognised therapeutic provider and trainer for BUPA, Aviva, PruHealth and all major UK and global Employee Assistance providers.
As an integral part of my practice, I also offer a limited number of therapy sessions at a reduced rate to counselling/psychotherapy students-in-training. I also provide supervision for practising counsellors and psychotherapists as part of their CPD requirement. Please get in touch for more details.
Training, qualifications & experience
Master of Arts (Counselling and Psychotherapy): University of Wales 2011
Postgraduate Diploma (Counselling and Psychpotherapy): University of Wales 2010
Bachelor of Arts (Community Justice): University of Wales 2007
BACP Accreditation: 2013
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Professional CPD trainer
Specialism in addictive and compulsive thoughts and behaviours
Therapist for students-in-training.
Supervisor for practising counsellors and psychotherapists.
- Behavioural therapy
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Cognitive therapy
- Couples counselling
Photos & videos
Individuals: £50 per fifty-minute session
Couples: £60 per sixty-minute session
Families: Negotiable upon request
Students-in-training: £35 per fifty-minute session (10-session basis)
Supervision: £90 per ninety-minute session
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Cardiff: Wednesday (9am to 2pm) Thursday (4pm to 8pm) Sunday (10am to 3pm) Bristol: Monday (10am to 3pm)
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|