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About me

People seek therapy for a wide range of things. You might be feeling anxious or depressed, have hit some bumps in the road of life, struggling with relationships, looking to explore yourself, your identify or even understand and change behaviours. I can offer a supportive, non-judgemental space to help you explore whatever it is you are going through.

I have been working in private practice since October 2018 and am passionate about supporting people with their mental health and wellbeing. 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. The focus of the session is on you, and I am not here to make any judgements.

If you would like to find out more about me, how I work, and to get a feel for if I am the right therapist for you, please email or call me.

My experience

I work with a wide range of clients and also specialise in working with clients from the LGBTQ+ community. You may be looking to explore your gender and sexuality, how you identify and how that might be changing and what impact you identity has had and is having on your life.

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 I am here to listen and provide you with therapeutic support. I have worked with a diverse range of clients over the past five years, gaining experience from working with three charities, St Christopher’s Hospice, METRO Charity and Place 2 Be, along with my private practice experience.

Now more than ever we need to take care of our minds and I am still providing Counselling and Psychotherapy online via Zoom, FaceTime or Skype. I work Monday - Thursday 11.00 - 20.00.

Getting started

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.

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

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Masters in Counselling and Psychotherapy Practice (Expected September 2021)
  • Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling (2018)
  • Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Studies (2016)
  • Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills (2015)
  • Certificate of Higher education in Psychology (2016)
  • Workshops and Continuing professional development:
  • HIV Awareness Training
  • Bereavement service volunteer induction training.
  • Volunteer counsellor induction and safeguarding training
  • Hidden harm training
  • Working with Metaphors
  • Family and Relationships Counselling Course - Level 3 CPD Accredited

Member organisations

BACP

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

  • Existential therapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Psychoanalysis
  • Psychoanalytical and psychodynamic
  • Psychodynamic therapy
  • Walk and Talk Therapy

Fees

£55.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors

Availability

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

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
Croydon
CR0 2BX

Swindon
Wiltshire
SN1

Type of session

Online
Phone

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Organisations

Online platforms

Skype
Whatsapp
Zoom

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Thomas Smithson Dip.Couns (MBACP)

Thomas Smithson Dip.Couns (MBACP)