Tom Stonebridge - Registered Member MBACP
Hi, I’m Tom.
I offer a confidential therapeutic relationship to help people work through their difficult experiences. I understand it can be hard to explore the things that cause us pain, but I believe that getting in touch with these parts is the first step in healing them.
My aim is to provide you with a safe space where you can express yourself and come into contact with the things that you may have been avoiding – the wounds that feel too uncomfortable to bear alone – and work alongside you as gain new understandings that will lead to self-acceptance.
I am an Integretive Counsellor which means I believe that elements of different therapies may help us make sense of ourselves and our situations.
The core of my values, however, are humanistic and non-directive. This means I trust that we have the ability to heal ourselves if we are provided with an accepting and supportive environment that allows us to get in touch with what we truly value.
This also means that during our sessions you decide what we explore and the pace at which we work. This could include experiences from your past or your current circumstances, as well as anything that might come up in the here-and-now.
After our initial contact by phone or email, we would meet for a session to discuss in detail what has prompted you to seek therapy and to talk about the work we could do together.
If we decide to continue, we would agree to meet at the same time each week for 50 minutes. This consistency is helpful in providing a stable setting to explore deeper-lying issues.
It’s quite common to feel anxious about starting therapy and it may take time to find someone that is right for you. You're welcome to contact me by phone or send me an email and we can talk through any questions you might have.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Advanced Diploma in Psychotherapy
- Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
- Certificate in Counselling Skills
- Safeguarding Children Level 2
- Safeguarding Adults Basic Awareness
- Certificate in Working with Children and Young People with Autism
- Supporting Children and Adults on the Autism Spectrum
- Understanding People on the Autism Spectrum
- Management of Challenging Behaviour
- Victim Support Volunteer Training
Before qualifying as a counsellor I worked in a specialist provision for children with speech, language and communication needs. Due to this experience and the knowledge I gained through training in this role, I have a special interest in working with young people with Special Educational Needs.
Alongside my private practice with adults, I have also worked for a charity that provides long-term low-cost therapy for young people.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Asperger's syndrome
- Child related issues
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Relationship problems
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
£40 per session
I’m a registered counsellor and member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). This means I am committed to the principles and values set out in the BACP’s Ethical Framework.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Monday: 09:00 - 20:00
Tuesday: 09:00 - 20:00
Wednesday: 09:00 - 20:00
Thursday: 09:00 - 20:00
Friday: 09:00 - 20:00
Saturday: 09:00 - 20:00
Types of client