Tom Bichard MBPsS - Counselling & Psychotherapy

Tom Bichard MBPsS - Counselling & Psychotherapy

The Windmill Studio Centre
106 Pembroke Road
Ruislip
London
HA4 8NW

Hamilton House
Mabledon Place
Bloomsbury
London
WC1H 9BD

07731 713299

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About me

I offer a space which is friendly, calm and purposeful. When we first meet, we can discuss what you may be looking for from therapy.

You may have specific goals and are looking for something solution-focussed. Or, over a longer-term period, we can focus on your past and present experiences and consider what may be driving some of the difficulties you experience. 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.

I am trained in several approaches and work integratively, using principles from psychodynamic, cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT) and person-centred modalities. I specialise in working with anxiety and relationship issues - this covers a range of difficulties including those related to self-esteem, social anxiety, specific phobias, attachment, intimate relationships, self-destructive behaviours, anger and OCD.

Whatever you are seeking therapy for, it is important to choose the right person who will be respectful, transparent, honest and professional. Whilst therapy is a step to take, it should be a welcoming space where you can go at your own pace.

If you would like to arrange an initial appointment or speak further, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • PG Diploma Counselling Psychology
  • GradCert Counselling Psychology
  • Psychology BSc (Hons)
  • British Psychological Society - Graduate & Divisional Membership
  • British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy - Individual Membership
  • Professional Civil Liability Insured

I began around 9 years ago working with people at risk of suicide. I have since worked in the NHS, private and charity sectors. My training was in the field of Counselling Psychology, which has a humanistic value base at its core and does not assume a superiority of one way of thinking, feeling or knowing. This means that I am able to be flexible and adaptable, and I do not wish to put you in a box.

I have worked with multiple diverities and adopt an anti-oppresive practice. My experience has included working with anxiety, stress, depression, relationship issues, abuse, anger & rage, substance misuse, alcoholism, OCD & compulsive behaviours.

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

BACP

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Anxiety, Relationship issues, Attachment

Photos & videos

  • Ruislip room
  • Kings Cross room

Fees

  • £50-60 per session (depending on location and appointment time).
  • Some concession rates may be available for people without employment or on a low income.

Further information

The consulting rooms are in easy reach of Underground and bus routes, and are close to surrounding areas of King's Cross, WC1, N1, W1, Bloomsbury, Euston, Holborn, Angel, Islington, Camden, Uxbridge, UB8, UB10, Hillingdon, Eastcote, Northwood, Harrow and Pinner. Skype / online counselling is also available - please contact for more details.

Maps & Directions

Ruislip, HA4 8NW
London, WC1H 9BD

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None

Accessibility

Wheelchair access: Yes

The Kings Cross setting is accessible for most wheelchairs. There is one small step at the Rusilip setting.

Availability

Weekday and evening appointments available

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples