Tom Bichard MBPsS - Counselling & Psychotherapy
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 to work on 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 approaches. 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. 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.
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
- BACP - 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 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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Attachment disorder
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Child related issues
- Childhood bullying
- Dependent personality disorder
- Drug abuse
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Relationship problems
- Separation and divorce
- Separation anxiety
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Anxiety, Relationship issues, Attachment
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Couples counselling
- Dynamic Interpersonal Therapy
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- £50-60 per session.
- Some concession rates may be available for people without employment or on a low income.
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
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
The Kings Cross setting is accessible for most wheelchairs. There is one small step at the Rusilip setting.
Weekday and evening appointments available
Types of client