Tena Thomas

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Blackwood NP12 & Caerphilly CF83
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This professional is available for new clients.

About me

Hello there, my name is Tena and I am a BACP registered counsellor based in South Wales. Thank you for clicking on my profile. No matter what your struggles are, the fact that you are on Counselling Directory is already an important first step towards help and healing. If you want to know more about therapy and if it might be useful to you, please read on. Also, I welcome additional questions, so please feel free to get in touch. My contact details are listed on the top of the page.

I offer both in-person and remote (online and telephone) counselling. In-person sessions currently offered at the Blackwood Wellbeing Centre (114 High Street, Blackwood, NP12 1AF), 

I am originally from Croatia and I came to the United Kingdom in 2014. My lived experience of growing up in post-war Croatia inspired me to seek a career in which I would be helping other people. As a therapist I aim to create a safe and trusting environment for my clients so we can journey to the core of their struggles together. This is done with the great hope that we can find a way to help them discover something new about themselves, to heal and to maintain wellbeing in their lives. 

My integrative approach to therapy combines elements of psychodynamics (with a focus on the past), cognitive behavioural therapy (with a focus on goal setting and the future) and humanistic therapy (which puts the client at the heart of the process). The core values of my practice are honesty, compassion and authenticity. I approach every client in a warm and non-judgmental way.

First Steps

Taking a first step to help yourself when already struggling is hard, so please pat yourself on the back as you have already made your way to Counselling Directory. If you think therapy might be something that is worth trying, you can contact me through email, visit my website or ring/text my mobile (all details found at the very top of the page under my photo). You can ask whatever question you might have about therapy, the process or myself as therapist. If you do ring me and I cannot pick up the phone, please leave me a voicemail and I will get back to you as soon as I can. 

Training, qualifications & experience

I have been practicing as a counsellor in the volunteer sector since 2020 (Caerphilly Borough MIND and Cwm Taf Morgannwg MIND) and in private practice since 2023.


  • Postgraduate Diploma in Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy (2022)
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Counselling Skills (2020)
  • Master's Degree in Clinical Psychology (2015)
  • Bachelor's Degree in Psychology (2014)

Member organisations

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

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy


£50.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Refugees

When I work

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Further information

If you are interested in working with me, please contact me. All the contact info is found a the top of the page, by my photo. We can arrange a brief chat free of charge over the telephone. This will allow you to ask any questions you might have about therapy and myself as the therapist. You would also be able to check if you feel comfortable with me before you commit to a paid session. 

Blackwood Wellbeing Centre, 114 High Street, Blackwood, Caerphilly, NP12 1AF

Caerphilly, CF83

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

Additional languages


Online platforms

Google Meet
Tena Thomas
Tena Thomas