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Thomas Smithson Dip.Couns (MBACP)

Croydon CR0 & Swindon SN1
07522 849225 07522 849225
Croydon CR0 & Swindon SN1

About me

Hello and welcome to my page, my name is Tom, founder of New Horizon Counselling, Croydon Business Awards Commended. I am a qualified & experienced Therapist. I am here to support you, whoever you are, no matter what you are going through. Seeking Counselling can be daunting however I assure you, it can often be the first step to feeling more like yourself. Below you will learn more about me and how I might be able to help. If you would like to arrange a free no obligation phone call please get in touch.

Monday - Wednesday I work in East Croydon.

Thursdays I work in Swindon Old Town from 15.00.

I also offer Skype Counselling.

How can I help?

I have a relaxed yet professional counselling approach and the focus is on you, and what is in your best interest. I am not here to make any judgements, I am here to be a supporting passenger on your own journey. I give you the time and space to explore what is on your mind and work towards any goals you might have. Its ok to be going through a tough time, and its ok to ask for help.

Our work together will be strictly confidential, giving you the confidence to know you can share what’s on your mind and that your thoughts will stay with me. I am easy to talk to and can help you with whatever it is you might be going through.

I provide a variety of counselling services to help with your mental wellbeing and mental health. I can support you with common life problems such as anxiety, depression, stress etc. I can work with individuals and couples looking to discuss their relationship.

I also specialise in working in three other areas, bereavement counselling, counselling those from the LGBTQ community and those living with or affected by HIV.

I also offer walking counselling and online counselling via Skype.

For more information please don't hesitate to call me or send me an email

My experience

I have worked with both individual clients and couples, ages ranging from 7 years old to above 90. I embrace difference and diversity and have worked with clients from a wide range of ethnic, social and cultural backgrounds. No matter who you are, what you have experienced or what’s happening for you at the moment I am here to listen and provide you with therapeutic support.

Where do I work?

Monday - Wednesday I see clients in my private office in East Croydon, the office has a relaxed feel with views of Croydon, please see the photos. I am based on Lansdowne Road, a short walk from East & West Croydon train stations and tram links. Parking - There is pay and display parking a five minute walk from the building.

I also work in Old Town Swindon on Thursdays from 15.00.


My company New Horizon Counselling Ltd is on Instagram, why not have a look to find out more about the service and if it feels like the right place for you. @newhcounselling

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
  • Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Studies
  • Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills
  • Certificate of Higher education in Psychology (Open University)
  • Workshops and Continuing professional development:
  • HIV Awareness Training
  • Bereavement service volunteer induction training.
  • Volunteer counsellor induction and safeguarding training
  • Hidden harm training
  • Working with Metaphores
  • Family and Relationships Counselling Course - Level 3 CPD Accredited

For more information please don't hesitate to call me or send me an email

Member organisations


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

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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.

Therapies offered

  • Behavioural therapy
  • Cognitive and behavioural therapies
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Cognitive therapy
  • Existential therapy
  • Gestalt therapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Psychoanalysis
  • Psychoanalytic therapy
  • Psychoanalytical and psychodynamic
  • Psychodynamic therapy
  • Psychosynthesis
  • Transactional analysis
  • Transpersonal psychology

Photos & videos


If you decide that I am the right counsellor for you, we can arrange a date and time for your first session where we will discuss our working contract. Sessions would be at the same time each week and I can offer anything from short term to ongoing open-ended counselling.

Fees from £40.00 - £50.00

For more information please don't hesitate to call me or send me an email

Further information

Life can be difficult and in the process of counselling I hope to support your well-being, general upkeep of mental health and for you to get to a place where you feel more able to deal with what you are going through.

Counselling can be an outsource for you to explore feelings in a safe space with someone non judgmental, empathetic and in strict confidentiality.

New Horizon Counselling Ltd
The Business Xchange Hub
3-5 Lansdowne Road

10 Wood Street

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages None


Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair user access

Fully accessible office


Monday - Wednesday in Croydon 9.00 - 21.00

Thursday in Swindon from 15.00

Please get in touch to request a time and day.

Types of client

Young people
Older adults


Thomas Smithson Dip.Couns (MBACP)

Thomas Smithson Dip.Couns (MBACP)