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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 can support you with common life problems, such as anxiety, depression, stress and life changes. Additionally, I work with relationships, core beliefs and self-worth and I specialise in working with the LGBTQIA+ community an area I am incredibly passionate about.

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 Integrate several therapeutic theories and techniques to offer a bespoke service tailoring my approach to you and your needs. I have extensive Therapeutic experience, a MA in Counselling and Psychotherapy Practice, a Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling and teach Level 2 Counselling skills to trainees. 

I embrace difference and diversity and have worked with clients from a wide range of 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.


Getting started
When you get in touch, we will have a conversation to find out what support you may be looking for and for you to get a feel for if I am the right therapist for you. We can then arrange an initial session / assessment. There will be no obligation to continue with sessions after the initial assessment, it is important for you to decide if you feel comfortable and wish to work with me.
Sessions last 50 minutes and are on a weekly basis at the same time on the same day. I am currently unable to offer fortnightly sessions due to availability. 

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

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Masters in Counselling and Psychotherapy Practice (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.

Fees

£60.00 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

Social

Thomas Smithson

Thomas Smithson