Thomas Hepburn Dip CBT, Mem BABCP, COSCA Registered Counsellor

Thomas Hepburn Dip CBT, Mem BABCP, COSCA Registered Counsellor

Charleston Training Services
Charleston House
87-95 Neilston Road


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About me

I'm a CBT therapist and I work in an honest and respectful way. I offer a number of different ways of helping people manage their difficulties. I can offer you time and a comfortable space to help work through those difficulties.

About me

I have been qualified as a CBT therapist for the last 14 years and I have been employed by the NHS as CBT therapist for 11 years. I have worked consistently over that period of time delivering somewhere in the region of 4 - 5000 hours of therapy.

How therapy works

I believe in order for therapy to be effective we as therapists need to be able to listen and hear the person as this can all to often be lost in favour of technique and what the “expert” thinks the person needs.

Listening to what you are going through is the first part of treatment, things become easier to manage when you have space to see them more clearly - consider things in your life you have struggled with from day to day problems to perhaps bigger issues. How did you feel about those things when you had time and the opportunity to think about them more clearly?

What to expect

The first session is an opportunity for us to begin to formulate your particular difficulties into a treatment plan to help find the best ways to move forward. I am happy to have an informal chat with you about how therapy works but if you prefer you can drop me an e-mail. I am also happy to provide telephone sessions.

My approach

I am trained as a CBT therapist but I often draw upon different therapeutic models to help people. Being able to draw on different ways of working is valuable in helping you feel better which is always the primary focus of my therapy work.

Training, qualifications & experience

COSCA Certificate in Counselling Skills (1 year)

COSCA Validated Diploma in CBT (2 years)

1 year Certificate in Clinical Skills (1 year)

HNC in Learning & Development (1 year)

Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction

ASSIST trained

Member organisations


Accredited register membership

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Internet pornography relating to erectile dysfunction.

Rumination Focused Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (RFCBT)


My fees are £45 per hour.

I am happy to negotiate my fees for students in full time education and folk on lower income.

Telephone sessions £35 per hour.

Further information

A Little Bit Of Background About Me

Before qualifying as a therapist I worked with the rough sleeping community for 2.5 years providing help and support to people with social and psychological needs. I also worked for 3 years with mental health crisis services with the focus being on helping people with complex needs as well as self harm and suicide. I also worked with young people at Barnardos for 1 year. I started off life in the manufacturing sector. My areas of interest are varied but I especially enjoy working in the field of anxiety disorders.

What I Value Most

I value being listened to so I always do my best to listen. I value others taking time to understand me so I always try my best to understand other people. I value people being kind to me so I always try to be compassionate. I value people being honest with me so in turn I always try to be honest with others. I value what I offer.

What to Do Next

Please feel free to give me a call, text or e-mail to find out more about what I do and if you think it is something that can help and you feel comfortable with then we can arrange an appointment that best suits you.

Maps & Directions

Paisley, PA2 6ES

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Wheelchair access: Unspecified


Monday 9am - 7pm Saturday 10am - 2pm

Types of client

Older adults