My name is Tom, and I provide individual counselling and psychotherapy for adults. I offer face to face therapy sessions in Tutbury, which is accessible from Derbyshire and Staffordshire. The location is central, with bus routes from Derby city centre, Burton upon Trent and surrounding villages. Free car parking is available a short walk away.
Alternatively, I offer a limited number of telephone and Zoom sessions for clients wishing to access remote therapy.
About therapy with me
We all experience times of difficulty in our lives when events or relationships feel overwhelming, or we can feel a loss of direction or purpose. You may want to explore and process your thoughts, feelings and experiences in the presence and safety of another person. I offer a confidential space for you do this.
Therapy helps us make sense of those challenging times and can enhance self-awareness on your personal journey. It can offer you a better understanding of yourself, empowering you to make the choices that feel right for you, freeing you from the patterns of the past that have limited your perceptions.
As a humanistic and integrative therapist, my approach is informed by a range of relational and developmental theories to assist working with all parts of the individual to enhance personal growth during their therapy journey.
I offer counselling and psychotherapy on a short, medium or long term basis, depending on your personal needs, and I work with a wide range of issues.
Training, qualifications & experience
I hold a BSc (hons) in Counselling & Psychotherapy, following my training at the Sherwood Psychotherapy Training Institute. I have experience of providing therapy in several organisations, alongside my experience of working in mental health services for several years.
I am a registered member of the BACP (British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy), and I adhere to their professional code of ethics.
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