Therese Thomson MBACP PG DIP

Therese Thomson MBACP PG DIP

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Avondale Gardens
Strathaven
South Lanarkshire
ML10 6LL

The Village Centre
12 Maxwell Drive
East Kilbride
Glasgow
G74 4HG

07557 330 013

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About me

Experienced, Caring, Professional

I have 22 years experience which includes NHS counselling, Lifelink, professional Counselling Centres and Private Practice.

Drawing on a wide range of therapeutic techniques, my aim is to help you reach your goals. To facilitate change that lasts, using techniques and expertise that directly address the issues you want help with.

I am qualified, insured and PVG-checked. Previous clients have described their counselling experience with me as warm, professional, approachable and above all, effective.

Registered Member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP).

Integrity, honesty, safety and expertise are core values that I bring to all my client work.

Confidentiality

You can be assured that confidentiality will be upheld to the highest standards both inside and outside the counselling room and your identity will be protected at all times.

Specialist in Anxiety and Depression

I specialise in anxiety, generalised anxiety disorder, depression, grief and bereavement. With specialist postgraduate training in the latest research and interventions. I am experienced in many different fields of counselling and not limited to these areas only.

Sessions

Counselling sessions are available in East Kilbride and Strathaven. Each session lasts 60 minutes. Free parking in Strathaven.

Usually, you will be offered an appointment within 7 days, depending on availability.

Free Consultation

It is important that clients feel safe and comfortable with their Counsellor. I offer a free consultation to discuss the issues you are experiencing and to better understand what you would like to achieve through counselling.

You can use this time to meet me - to get a sense of who I am and how I work. Most clients prefer to do this in person but we can do this by telephone. If you feel comfortable to proceed, we can arrange a separate appointment for a later date, but you are under no obligation to do so.

Contacting Me

I will normally reply to your email or text on the same day you contact me. (My mobile is switched off when I'm with clients, so email is the fastest way to make contact). I check my mobile and emails regularly throughout the day and will get straight back to you.

Training, qualifications & experience

Experience

I have worked for over 21 years in various counselling roles. These included NHS counselling services, which covered a broad range of issues. At Lifelink in Glasgow, I saw clients aged 12 upwards from GP and self referrals. Clients could have mild depression, life limiting anxiety or be actively suicidal. I have also worked at Kerith Counselling and Agape in East Kilbride.

Training & Qualifications

  • BA (Hons) Psychology: University of Sussex
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Integrative Counselling:  Edinburgh
  • Certificate in Relationship Counselling: Edinburgh
  • Complicated Bereavement Counselling: Falkirk
  • Counselling Victims of Domestic Abuse: Edinburgh
  • Certificate in Mindfulness: Aberdeen
  • Overcoming Loneliness and Isolation
  • Counselling Young People: University of Strathclyde

Member organisations

BACP
COSCA

Accredited register membership

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Practical help with shyness and social anxiety

Managing Anxiety

Bereavement

Depression

Relationship issues

Photos & videos

  • Strathaven Room
  • Therese Thomson MBACP PG DIP image 1

Fees

  • Free 60 minute consultation.
  • Then £45 per 60 minute therapy session.

Further information

Clients are sometimes kind enough to write to me when they finish therapy. Frequently, they will use similar words to describe me: 'approachable, warm, non-judgemental, understanding and professional.'

Integrity, honesty, safety and expertise are core values that I bring to all my client work.

Maps & Directions

Strathaven, ML10 6LL
Glasgow, G74 4HG

Type of session

Online counselling: Yes
Telephone counselling: Yes
Face to face counselling: Yes
Home visits: No

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None

Accessibility

Wheelchair access: Yes

Availability

Saturdays, weekdays, early evenings.

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme