Dr Tom Bichard
I am a Chartered Counselling Psychologist based in Harrow and Kings Cross, London.
I offer a therapy space which is friendly, calm and purposeful. A space for you to explore, understand and process your thoughts, feelings and experiences.
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, family and intimate relationships, self-destructive behaviours and OCD. In sessions, I am interested in your experiences, feelings, patterns in all relationships, and how your past and present experiences drive some of the challenges that you encounter.
Whilst therapy is a step to take, 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.
My training was in psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioural (CBT) and person-centred approaches to counselling and psychotherapy. Counselling Psychology is a field which has a humanistic value base at its core. It does not assume a superiority of any one way of thinking, feeling or knowing, nor actively seek to convince or categorise. This means that I adopt an open-minded stance - I do not wish to put you in a box.
I have worked with multiple diversities and adopt an anti-oppressive 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
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Health and Care Professions Council
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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
Covid measures: hand sanitiser, antiviral spray and wipes, HEPA-filtered air purifier, seating over 2m apart. The buildings have additional cleaning measures in place.
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, South Harrow, Wealdstone, Rayners Lane, Ruislip, Hillingdon, Eastcote, Northwood, HA1, HA4, HA5, UB8, UB10.