Thomas Mackie MBACP (Registered), BSc (Hons) Psychology
I remain available to speak to new clients via telephone, Skype, Zoom or other video applications
Sometimes difficulties may feel overwhelming and I am trained to listen to you and to reflect on what you bring in a thoughtful, contained and non-judgemental way. This can allow you to understand yourself, your relationships and experiences better and to make sense of difficulties you may be facing.
With over 10 years experience as a counsellor I can offer help with relationship difficulties, low self-esteem, depression, anxiety, stress, bereavement and family issues that may be causing you pain.
Once social distancing rules allow, I will be resuming face to face sessions also. I have a comfortable counselling room which provides a calm environment in which to meet. My private counselling practice is located in Whiteley, Fareham. This is conveniently positioned between Southampton and Portsmouth, just off the M27 at junction 9. I am a 20 minute walk from Swanwick train station.
I offer an initial half-hour session at no charge that would allow you to explore whether counselling with me may be of assistance.
Feel free to contact me via the email link on this site or me directly at email@example.com. Alternatively you can leave a message on my answerphone (please wait 30 seconds for my greeting) and I will reply as soon as I am available.
Visit my website at : www.thomasmackiecounselling.co.uk
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a graduate member of the British Psychological Society (MBPsS), having successfully completed an accredited honours degree (2:1) in Psychology with the Open University in 2000. I completed a Postgraduate Diploma in Social science from the Open University. I then trained at Southampton Counselling, successfully completing their WPF Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling. This diploma is accredited by the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP) of whom I am a registered member.
I have worked as a volunteer for YMCA Southampton Counselling for 4 years and I am trained in client assessment. I have full Public Liability Insurance. I attend courses and workshops on different counselling issues throughout the year as part of my Continuing Professional Development (CPD).
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
I offer an intial half-hour session at no charge. This will allow you to explore whether counselling with me may be of assistance to you. Ongoing weekly sessions would then be charged at £40 for each 50 minute session.