Tom Norfolk

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PG Dip P.C. Counselling, BSc Psychosocial Studies, MBACP
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Norwich, Norfolk, NR3 1DD
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About me

I am fully insured and qualified with a Postgraduate Diploma in Counselling, a BSc in PsychoSocial Studies from UEA and an Advanced Post-Diploma Certificate for couples work. I am a Registered Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). 

I have always had a passion for assisting others to make sense of their struggles, to heal, learn and develop their potential. I combine an analytical and inquisitive mindset with a sensitivity that helps me to gauge where someone is at and I will actively explore with you to untangle and work through your difficulties.

I work in a person-centred way, which is all about helping you to feel comfortable and safe enough to connect with your inner workings and to share and explore together to make some sense of them. Whether you’re struggling with your mental health due to anxiety or depression, dealing with trauma, making sense of neurodivergence (eg. Autism, ADHD, PDA), or working on an aspect of personal or professional development, whatever it is I’ll be guided by you as I support you through this process; I’m a firm believer that you are the expert on yourself. 

For working with couples my approach is also person-centred, facilitating each individual to process their experience and feelings and be heard in the relationship.

Where desired, I can also incorporate Focusing. This involves developing an internal awareness / interoception, connecting to your body's experiencing of events to process emotions that are held there. This can also be a useful starting point if you are finding it hard to talk through your difficulties. 

Client testimonials:

“I never felt judged or intimidated.. I think the fact that I found it so easy to open up to you shows that there was an instant trust, and the longer time went on I became more and more comfortable.”

"I physically felt a weight taken off my shoulders and like I had literally got things off my chest. I genuinely felt lighter and like I could breathe better. I have never had these feelings before, clearly my stress had affected the way my body was functioning and just by talking things through with Tom, I felt mentally and physically healthier."

"I have grown to understand far more about how my mind and body works.. the change it has made to me is indescribable and my work with Tom is something I will hold very close to myself for the rest of my life."

"It was nice to meet you, and to know that I can engage with therapy if the setting/practitioner is the right match, as it has always been my concern based on prior experiences that it was something fundamentally with me which would prevent any level of engagement."

The person-centred approach is founded on the three principles of seeking to understand the world from your perspective, being non-judgemental, and staying honest and straight-forward with you throughout the process. The goal is to help you connect to and understand yourself better and build an ability to trust yourself. This helps develop your confidence to function in the world, whatever you are struggling with and to connect to things that might sit just below the surface of your current awareness.  

We'll establish what your goals are from therapy, and work together until you feel you're at a point where you'd like to stop. It's open-ended and under your control. 

Alongside my counselling work, I am a Pastoral Coach at City College Norwich, leading the wellbeing support on a specialist course for Autistic students, often with multiple neurodivergent diagnoses (eg. ADHD, PDA). I am also a tutor on the Counselling Skills course at the Norwich Centre. 

If you are interested in working together, please either email me at tomnorfolk@proton.me or call / text 07592 616169, with a little info about why you're seeking support, then I'll get back to you to arrange our first face to face appointment.

Sessions are held in person at St George’s Works, 51 Colegate, Norwich. NR3 1DD. The room is on the 3rd floor, there are stairs or a lift.

You can visit my website for more details: http://tomnorfolkcounselling.co.uk/

I look forward to working with you. 

Training, qualifications & experience

Qualifications:

Post-Graduate Diploma in Person-Centred Counselling

BSc (Hons) Psychosocial Studies

Advanced Post Diploma Certificate Course - Person Centred Couples Course

British Focusing Association - Certificate in Focusing Skills

Experience:

Private Practice at St Mary's Works and St George's Works

Counsellor at The Norwich Centre: a BACP Accredited Counselling Charity Service

Pastoral Coach at City College Norwich: 6 years leading pastoral support on a specialist course for Autistic students with a range of diagnoses and neurodiversity / neurodivergence (Autism, ADHD, PDA)

Member organisations

BACP
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

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All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
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Areas of counselling I deal with

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Fees

£45.00 - £75.00

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed
  • Refugees

Additional information

Each session is face to face, lasts 50 minutes and costs £50.

I have some concessionary appointments at £45, depending on financial need. 

Couples sessions are £75 for one hour. 

We can have a free initial chat over the phone first about why you're seeking counselling and what your goals are, then arrange in person sessions if that suits. 

I work with anyone aged 18 and over, with whatever is currently troubling you. 

When I work

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Further information

Before becoming a Counsellor I worked in a variety of careers including music production, mortgage sales, circus performance, game design and education, including some time spent living abroad. I’ve also competed in various sporting disciplines and trained and taught martial arts. My varied experiences help me to understand and connect with people from all sorts of backgrounds.

St George's Works, Duke Street, Norwich, Norfolk, NR3 1DD

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Couples

Key details

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Tom Norfolk
Tom Norfolk