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Dr Tom Bichard | Counselling Psychologist

London WC1X & Harrow HA1
07731 713299 07731 713299 Registered / Accredited

About me

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.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

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.

HCPC

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.

BPS

British Psychological Society

British Psychological Society

Therapies offered

  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Couples counselling
  • Dynamic Interpersonal Therapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Mindfulness
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Psychoanalytical and psychodynamic
  • Psychodynamic therapy
  • Solution focused brief therapy

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Fees

  • £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

  • Keyworkers
  • Low income
  • Students
  • Unemployed

Further information

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.

79 College Road
Harrow
Middlesex
HA1 1BD

180-186 Kings Cross Road
Kings Cross
London
WC1X 9DE

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language
Other languages None

Accessibility

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair user access

The Harrow and Kings Cross premises are accessible for most wheelchairs.

Availability

In-person, online or phone; daytime and evening appointments available.

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Dr Tom Bichard | Counselling Psychologist

Dr Tom Bichard | Counselling Psychologist