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Tom Meaney MBACP (Accredited), PGDip Counselling & Psychotherapy, PGCert, BA

Lancaster, LA1
07401 488848 07401 488848 Registered / Accredited

About me

As a person-centred counsellor I believe that every unique individual has the ability to move through difficult situations and towards a way of being which feels more true to them. I believe that everyone has the ability to develop and grow, as well as the ability to learn to love and accept who they are- as this difficult as this might feel at times.

I approach my work with integrity, care and with the best interests of the client at the heart of everything I do. I aim to create a strong therapeutic alliance with the client and I believe that my unconditional regard for them, my authenticity and my high level of empathy enables a therapeutic environment in which they can be heard, understood and able to explore their feelings and experiences.

My professional experience tells me that this often leads the client to gain a deeper awareness and understanding of who they are, what they need and where they want to be.

I am also trained and qualified to use CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy) interventions. Whilst I work predominantly within a person-centred framework I am able to integrate CBT where appropriate. This is particularly helpful for anxiety, panic and low mood.

I am BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy) registered and accredited. This means that I have met the BACP's higher standards for competent, safe and independent practice.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Post Graduate Diploma in Counselling & Psychotherapy
  • Post Graduate Certificate in Primary Care Mental Health
  • Bachelor of Arts
  • EMDR practitioner training (currently in training with an EMDR Europe accredited organisation)

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

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.


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

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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.

Therapies offered

  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • EMDR
  • Integrative
  • Person-centred therapy


£40 per 50 minute session.

For EMDR therapy I am currently offering sessions at £30 per 50 minute session and £45 per 80 minute session. The fee for this will increase once formally qualified in this mode of therapy.

Further information

If your call isn't answered please leave a message with your name and contact number. I will get back to you as soon as I can.

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language
Other languages None


Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair user access


Weekday evenings between 6pm and 8pm in Lancaster city centre.

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Tom Meaney    MBACP (Accredited), PGDip Counselling & Psychotherapy, PGCert, BA

Tom Meaney MBACP (Accredited), PGDip Counselling & Psychotherapy, PGCert, BA