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Valerie Thompson

Leigh-on-sea, Essex, SS9
07710482000 07710482000
Leigh-on-sea, Essex, SS9

About me

I am a Relate trained relationship therapist. My work is focussed on helping couples and individuals lead more contented lives.

You may feel the spark has gone from your relationship, navigating a new one or not in a relationship at all. No matter what your circumstance, the chances are, if you are reading this, you have concerns about how you’re relating to others. If you're concerned about any of the following issues in your relationship, I may be able to help you: trust and jealousy, intimacy, family relationships, communication, self-esteem, infidelity, understanding each other, depression and anxiety, separation and divorce.

The aim of counselling is for you to feel a positive change in yourself and relationships. I offer a non-judgemental space for individuals and couples to explore their feelings and work towards a more contented life. I specialise in relationship therapy, working with couples to change patterns of behaviour that have a negative impact on your relationships.

When you contact me, we will have a free telephone discussion about what issues you have, I will then arrange a time for you and your partner to come and discuss this further. If you decide to continue with counselling, then I will arrange individual appointments for you before we start the process of working together to improve your relationship.

Training, qualifications & experience

I have a MA in Relationship Therapy and I separate my time between working for Relate and my own practise. My flexible approach allows me to use a variety of methods and techniques. Based in Leigh-on-Sea, I offer a safe, confidential, professional environment for you to explore your experiences, thoughts and emotions.

​As a member of the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP) I abide by their ethical framework and code of conduct. I also have BA in Communications Studies & Sociology from Goldsmith’s College, University of London.

Member organisations

BACP

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.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

I work with individuals and couples to look at the whole picture. I believe that our happiness is linked to our relationships and environment. I will work together with you to enable you to find the strength to make changes that will lead to a more contented life.

Fees

£55 for couples

£45 for individuals

Further information

I believe that the pursuit of happiness in our lives and the quality of our relationships go hand in hand. Our desire for love, security and understanding can enrich our lives, but when these desires are in conflict with what you’re actually getting, anxiety, anger, depression and confusion can become overwhelming and can trickle into our working lives as well as our relationships.

As a relationship counsellor, I work with couples and individuals. I focus on breaking patterns of behaviour that may have a negative impact on relationships and life. I will help you concentrate on your own ability to move forward and develop an understanding of what your needs are and how they fit with the people around you.

Leigh-on-Sea
Essex
SS9

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language
Other languages None

Accessibility

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 Unspecified

Availability

Weekdays

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Couples
Families
Valerie Thompson

Valerie Thompson