Tom Stonebridge - Registered Member MBACP

Tom Stonebridge - Registered Member MBACP

Hides Farm
Stonestile Lane
Westfield
East Sussex
TN35 4PH

Station Plaza Health Centre
Station Approach
Hastings
East Sussex
TN34 1BA

01424 238968

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About me

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

Qualifications

  • Advanced Diploma in Psychotherapy
  • Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
  • Certificate in Counselling Skills

Additional Training

  • 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

Experience

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.

Member organisations

BACP

Accredited register membership

Fees

£40 per session

Further information

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

Westfield, TN35 4PH
Hastings, TN34 1BA

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: No
Face to face counselling: Yes
Home visits: No

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None

Accessibility

Accessibility information
Wheelchair access: Yes

Availability

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

Children
Young people
Adults
Older adults