Dr Tom Bichard | Counselling Psychologist
I offer a therapy space which is friendly, calm and purposeful. You may be looking for something focused and goal-oriented, or exploratory and related to your past experiences, or both. Whatever reasons you are seeking therapy, it is important to choose the right person who will be respectful, transparent, honest and professional.
Whilst I focus on what you bring to therapy, I specialise in working with anxiety and relationship issues. This covers a range of difficulties including those related to self-esteem, social anxiety, phobias, attachment, intimate relationships, family dynamics, self-destructive behaviours and OCD.
Therapy is a step to take, but it should also be a welcoming space where you can go at your own pace. Ultimately, the sessions aim to encourage your self-esteem, autonomy and choices, making your experiences less restricted by feelings; empowering you to think openly about what is happening and to work out how to move forward.
If you would like to arrange an initial appointment or speak further, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Professional Doctorate in Counselling Psychology (PsychD)
- GradCert Counselling Psychology
- Psychology BSc (Hons)
- The British Psychological Society (BPS) - Chartered Counselling Psychologist
- The Health & Care Professions Council (HCPC) - Registered Member
- Professional Civil Liability Insured
I began as a counsellor around 10 years ago, working with people at risk of suicide. I have since worked in the NHS, private and charity sectors.
As a Counselling Psychologist I am trained in multiple approaches and work integratively. Counselling Psychology is a field which has a humanistic value base at its core - it does not assume a superiority of one way of thinking, feeling or knowing; it does not actively seek to convince or categorise.
I have worked with multiple diversities and adopt an anti-oppresive practice.
I have also worked within a Dynamic Interpersonal Therapy model, which considers core ways of responding and reacting to significant others, facilitating new or pre-existing ways to relate.
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
Health and Care Professions Council
The HCPC are an independent, UK-wide health regulator. They set standards of professional training, performance and conduct for 16 professions.
They keep a register of health professionals who meet their standards, and they take action if registered health professionals fall below those standards. They were created by a piece of legislation called the Health Professions Order 2001.
Registration means that a health professional meets national standards for their professional training, performance and conduct.
British Psychological Society
British Psychological Society
Areas of counselling I deal with
- £60 per in-person session (Harrow / Kings Cross).
- £50 per online / phone session.
- Some concession rates may be available for people without employment or on a low income.
Concessions offered for
Covid measures: Hand sanitiser available in reception and room; Antiviral spray and cleaning wipes for surfaces including chairs; HEPA-filtered air purifier; Seating over 2m apart. The building has additional cleaning measures.
The consulting rooms are in easy reach of Underground and bus routes, and are close to surrounding areas of Kings Cross, Bloomsbury, Euston, Holborn, Angel, Islington, Camden, WC1, N1, NW1, W1; Harrow, Pinner, North Harrow, Rayners Lane, Ruislip, Ruislip Manor, Hillingdon, Eastcote, Northwood, HA1, HA4, HA5, UB8, UB10.