Stephen G. Thomas - MA, PGDip, MBACP (Accredited)
COVID19 UPDATE: ONLINE SESSIONS ARE GO!
In response to current governmental instruction, we have decided to temporarily switch all face-to-face sessions to Skype with immediate effect. Skype sessions work really well and can take place at your home; a great advantage during this period of enforced isolation. Skype is free and easy to download via the following link https://www.skype.com/en/get-skype/
Simply find a quiet and confidential space at home for your session and you're good to go! Your garden or your car can work as great alternatives if there are no quiet or confidential spaces within your home.
These are extraordinary times and online therapy will help us to help you through. I therefore ask that you embrace this opportunity and dive into therapy via Skype!
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
Registered / Accredited
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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
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Areas of counselling I deal with
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.
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