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I am a qualified Counsellor , Counselling Supervisor and accredited member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy. I offer a warm therapeutic space to best help my clients. I have been Counselling clients for over 10 years As well as face to face Counselling I am able to offer both telephone and online counselling.
I work to The BACP standards and code of ethics.
I am experienced in dealing with all the events that life throws at us. whether or not it is just not being able to shake off negative thoughts or feeling sad.
- bereavement and loss
- relationship issues, separation and divorce.
- Drug and alcohol addiction
- Intrusive thoughts
- and abuse.
As well as private practice, I have worked part time as a Counsellor with children and young people excluded from mainstream education both in a Pupil Referral Unit and Alternative Provision.
I also worked at a hospice counselling bereaved Clients and Clients with Life Limiting Illnesses
I have worked in a primary school as a resident counsellor counselling children. I have also counselled for several years for a large counselling charity in South Manchester.
I have also worked as a drug and alcohol counsellor doing individual and group therapy.
I am experienced in dealing with work related issues, bullying at work, dealing with difficult people, dealing with change, career progression and personal development.
Also, experienced in working with individuals who are struggling to come to terms with the loss of a loved one.
I have worked with survivors of Sexual Abuse, coercive and controlling relationships and Domestic Abuse. I offer a safe place where people can disclose their experiences be heard and supported with out fear of being judged.
I use my varied life experience as well as my skills as a counsellor to offer a supportive therapeutic relationship enabling my clients to move forward in their life, in a different and beneficial way.
I offer a warm, caring, open and non-judgemental space to listen and help you address what has brought you to counselling.
You may wish to contact me to discuss how I may help you.
I am available for an initial session in which you can further discuss what you would like from counselling. We can look at a way forward to lead the life that you deserve and need.
I recognise that some clients have difficulty leaving their homes and I am also available to counsel in individual client's homes.
Training, qualifications & experience
Level 5 Advanced Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
Level 7 Certificate in Counselling Supervision
Level 3 Certificate In Counselling Skills
Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Concepts
Level 2 Certificate in Drugs Awareness
Temenos Certificate in working with Children and Young People
Further Short Courses and training
Working with children.
Working with couples and families
Various child protection courses
I also am a trainer in stress management for a registered charity.
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BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).
Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).
Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.
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Accredited register membership
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Depression and Anxiety
Issues relating to mid life crises ,relationship breakdown and divorce, retirement and getting older. Problems with family members over care issues.
Stresses in dealing with the criminal justice system both as victim , witness or as a person charged with an offence.
Trauma associated by being involved in an accident or traumatic event.
Post trauma management.
£50.00 per session
Free initial telephone session
Concessions offered for
£50 per therapeutic hour
Couples £65 per 1 hour 30 mins
When I work
both daytime and evening appointments can be made. I am also available at weekends by agreement.
I am always available to discuss by telephone, how I may help you deal with your issues.
Feedback From Clients
"The last few weeks have been life changing for me, and your input and help has, without a doubt, carried me through. Your instant response to my cry for help along with your understanding, support and reassurance has meant so much to me. You have been the biggest help in enabling me to save myself and piece my life back together."
"Following a difficult period in my life I sought help from Tom and he was fantastic. He put so many things into perspective for me and helped me through this period. I was so impressed with the way he looked after me that I referred a relative to him who was suffering low self esteem- within a few sessions he was like a different person. He has since gone from strength to strength and has now started his dream job. I cannot recommend Tom Highly enough."
Damian O'Reilly MBE
" Working with Tom helped me regain control of my life and rediscover purpose and a sense of my own worth. Talking through simple yet powerful ideas, and using them to counter feelings of confusion, fear and regret, gave me a positive outlook and real hope for the future."
" What can I say but thank you so very much for all your help and support. I knew I couldn't of changed without you. Thank you for my self belief."
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