Sue Thomas MBACP, MA (Cantab), MCIPD
I am a Registered Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) with over seven years clinical experience. I continue my professional development in psychoanalytic psychotherapy with the Guild of Psychotherapists in London.
Counselling and psychotherapy are ways of finding more capacity to understand and live with ourselves. It can be a way to unpack thoughts and feelings which have been hard to talk about, providing a confidential space in which you can speak about your life’s journey, as well as what occupies your thoughts today. This might involve exploring the anxieties, relationships, dreams, and experiences which are significant to you.
Counselling and psychotherapy will not give you tools or advice. Instead it will help you find new perspectives about the parts of yourself which may feel hidden, troubling or confusing.
I typically work with 50 minute sessions taking place once- or twice-weekly. At present I am working at a distance using a secure, video-based platform. I usually work from rooms at 10 Southgate Street in central Winchester.
I adhere to the BACP’s Code of Ethics, which includes standards on confidentiality, supervision, complaints and continuing professional development (CPD).
Training, qualifications & experience
Registered Member of the British Association of Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP) - Registration Number 373539
Trainee Member of the UK Council of Psychotherapy (UKCP)
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
At an initial session we will meet and discuss what you are looking for from therapy. It will also give you an idea of how I work and an opportunity for you to ask questions.
If we decide to continue, we will agree how often to meet and a regular time will be arranged. Each session will last for 50 minutes.
My fee is £50 per session. A reduced rate can be offered under certain circumstances.