Tom Godsal UKCP (Reg.) MBACP
I am a qualified Counsellor and Psychotherapist offering short and long term therapy to adults on an individual basis and provide a safe, containing space in which you may feel able to explore your thoughts and feelings in confidence and without fear of being judged. I use an integrative approach to psychotherapy when working with clients. I draw from my training in psychodynamics, CBT, humanistic and existential psychotherapy.
I have worked with a great variety of people from diverse backgrounds and with a wide range of issues. I have experience working with people suffering from:
- panic attacks
- relationship issues
- trauma and abuse
- addictive behaviours
- sexual difficulties
- sexual identity
- work related issues
- low self-esteem
- and people experiencing a lack of meaning in their lives.
Life can often be confusing, contradictory, and at times extremely difficult. At any stage one can be faced with feelings of sadness and loneliness. You may feel lost and uncertain and things may seem meaningless. Existential psychotherapy endeavours to address these questions whilst taking into account the uniqueness of each individual and his or her specific individual needs.
People seek therapy for a variety of reasons, some have had negative childhood experiences, for others it maybe a moment of crisis or a wish to improve their relationships. If you would like to explore any of these issues or are in need of support please do contact me.
Training, qualifications & experience
Advanced Diploma in Existential Psychotherapy
Post-Graduate Diploma Psychotherapy and Counselling
Diploma in Integrative Supervision of Individuals and Groups
Certificate in CBT
In 2011 I was awarded the Hans W. Cohn Award for Excellence - In recognition of outstanding achievement on the Advanced diploma for Existential Psychotherapy.
As well as having a busy private practice, I have worked as a college counsellor at the University of Cambridge, before that I was a counsellor at Goldsmiths, University of London and also for the mental health charity, MIND. I worked for several years as a psychotherapist in primary and secondary care in the NHS. My experience means that I have worked with a great variety of people from diverse backgrounds and with a wide range of issues.
Professional Body Memberships:
UKCP - I am registered with the UK council for psychotherapy.
MBACP - I am a member of the British Association for Psychotherapy and Counselling. I am a member of the Society for Existential Analysis.
My clinical work is regularly supervised by a UKCP registered practitioner. Furthermore, I am bound and adhere fully, to the British Association for Psychotherapy and Counselling (BACP) code of ethics and good practice. I am also subject to the Professional Conduct Procedure. If you would like more information in respect of the professional codes.
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.
UK Council for Psychotherapy
The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) is a leading professional body for the education, training and regulation of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors. Its register is accredited by the government's Professional Standards Authority.
As part of its commitment to protect the public, it works to improve access to psychotherapy, to support and disseminate research, to improve standards and to respond effectively to complaints against its members.
UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.
Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.
All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).
This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.
Areas of counselling I deal with
There is no charge for the initial assessment thereafter £75.00 per 50 min session
I reserve a limited number of appointments for students and individuals on low-income where the fee will be set appropriately and agreed by both parties.
When you initially make contact, we will arrange a time for an introductory session to discuss your situation. This will give us an opportunity to meet each other before deciding if we would like to work together. It will also be an opportunity for you to ask me any questions or concerns you may have about starting therapy. We can also discuss details about future appointments.
I am also able to meet clients on Skype.
For more information please visit www.tomgodsal.com