Thomas Smithson

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MA, Dip.Couns (MBACP)
Available for new clients
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This professional is available for new clients.

Croydon, CR0 2BX
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

Hello, my name is Tom, and my aim is to offer you a supportive and kind space to experience change, healing and to help you explore whatever it is you are going through. Much of my work supports clients with depression, anxiety, relationships, connection, identity, self-esteem, existential thoughts and the search for meaning. You might also be going through life changes, looking to explore yourself or understand, challenge & change behaviours. I work with all adults and specialise in working with queer communities & those who are neurodivergent. These will be your sessions and I aim to help you work towards whatever goals you have.

I combine several therapeutic theories & techniques to offer a bespoke service tailoring my approach to you, your needs & wants. I have extensive therapeutic experience having provided over 5000 clinical hours. I have a MA in Counselling & Psychotherapy Practice, a Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling, Diploma in Supervision and teach Counselling to trainees.

Our work together will be strictly confidential, my hope is that we will go on a journey of discovery together and no matter who you are, what you have experienced or what’s happening now I am here to listen and provide you with proactive therapeutic support. Sessions are on a weekly basis, last 50 minutes and are online.

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.

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

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Diploma in Supervision (2022)
  • 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

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy


£60.00 - £70.00

Concessions offered for

  • Trainee counsellors

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Further information

Life can be difficult and in the process of therapy 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.

Therapy 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

Type of session


Types of client

Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

Online platforms




I am a kind, relaxed yet professional qualified supervisor here to give you a safe space to explore your client work. I work online via Zoom.

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