Tom Abbott - MA DipHIC MBACP Registered

Tom Abbott - MA DipHIC MBACP Registered



07493 832329

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07493 832329

About me

“In the midst of winter, I found there was, within me, an invincible summer.”

- Albert Camus

I realise it can be rather daunting to come into counselling, and I appreciate and hear your concerns. What I am able to provide is a safe and caring environment, where you can reflect upon your difficulties so that you might come to understand them more clearly. Instead of dishing out advice I offer an open-minded and understanding ear, and will endeavor to help you come to terms with your difficulties and to find your own way forward. Counselling can, in turn, be a richly rewarding and even a creative process of self discovery.

I offer short or long-term counselling in Montpelier and Clifton.

A few simple steps to get you here:

  • Give me a call or use the 'Email me' form provided at the top of this page.
  • I provide a free 15 minute phone conversation so I can answer any immediate questions.
  • Or, alternatively, ask me in an email.
  • Then, we can arrange an appointment, and I will provide instructions on how to find me.

Training, qualifications & experience

I have a Diploma in Humanistic and Integrative Counselling from the Bath Centre for Psychotherapy and Counselling (BCPC). I adopt an integrative approach to my work, meaning I bring a variety of therapeutic models and methods together in a cohesive and fluid manner. I am a member of the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP) and abide by its Code of Ethics and attend regular supervision with a qualified supervisor to ensure my counselling work is both ethical and effective.

  • Diploma in Humanistic and Integrative Counselling (BCPC)
  • Foundation Certificate in Counselling and Psychotherapy (BCPC)
  • Masters in Creative Writing (Bath Spa University)

I have a number of years experience of working in short and long-term counselling with, but by no means limited to, the following issues:

  • Abuse
  • Addiction
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment
  • Bereavement
  • Depression
  • Life stages
  • Low self-confidence
  • Low self-esteem
  • Relationships
  • Self-harm
  • Sexuality
  • Stress
  • Suicidal thoughts
  • Trauma

Member organisations


Accredited register membership


Prices are per fifty minute appointment.

  • £35: Daytime appointment (9am - 4pm)
  • £40: Evening appointment (5pm - 8pm)
  • Concessionary rates might be available.

Maps & Directions

Bristol, BS8
Bristol, BS6

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: No
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


I have availability Monday - Wednesday, for both daytime or evening sessions.

Types of client

Older adults