Thomas Smithson

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Supervisor • he/him
MA, Dip.Couns (MBACP)
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

Croydon, CR0 2BX
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

Supervision details

Hello, my name is Tom and I am a supervisor, therapist, tutor and writer. You can find out more about me on my website or my business Instagram @newhcounselling

For me supervision is all about the relationship and offering you the kind of support you are looking for, this would involve tailoring my approach to you and your needs.

The aim of Supervision with me:

The overall purpose of supervision is firstly to monitor and promote the welfare of your clients. However, I do not forget you in this, meaning we need to consider your needs as a therapist. 

I aim to help you focus on the development of your professional identity and competence. This might involve your work as a volunteer, in an organisation or within private practice. 

What you can expect:

We would meet fortnightly or monthly depending on your preference, each session will be at a mutually agreed time. 

Sessions will be held online via Zoom, the link for Zoom will be emailed to you along with a reminder the day before your supervision session.

I will encourage and facilitate the development of an effective working supervisor / supervisee relationship.

I will encourage ongoing development opportunities and facilitate professional development when relevant.

I aim to offer support and challenge as appropriate and aim to identify a range of options for you to consider and I will intervene when a client’s welfare is at risk.

I will monitor adherence to ethical guidelines and professional standards and provide consultation where necessary.

What I ask of you:

Be open and contribute to the development of an effective working relationship. Share what needs sharing, it could be something you need help with, something you are proud of, or something that you feel wasn’t you at your best – that’s okay, I am here for it all. 
Be prepared for supervision with a rough idea of what you want from each session and be prepared to give and receive feedback.

Practice Description:

I have worked in private practice since 2018 offering clients an integrative approach. I work with a range of common life problems and also specialise in working with members of the LGBTQ+ community. I am passionate about my work and passionate about supporting other therapists in their own work. 

I have a relaxed yet professional approach to supervision and aim to support you on your journey being a therapist. I have a MA in Counselling and Psychotherapy practice along with a Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling. I also teach level 2 and 3 Counselling skills.

I have worked with several well established Counselling agencies where I gained a wide range of experience. I have worked with Place 2 Be where I worked therapeutically with children ages 7 -10 in Croydon, St Christoper's Hospice working within their adult bereavement team, and METRO Charity, working with members of the LGBTQ+ community, asylum seekers and people living with or affected by HIV.

Qualifications and Experience:

I am a BACP registered therapist, clinical supervisor, and counselling tutor with over 7 years of clinical experience. I have the following qualifications:

  • Diploma in Supervision
  • Masters (MA) in Counselling and Psychotherapy Practice
  • Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
  • Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Studies
  • Certificate of Higher Education in Psychology
  • Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills
BACP
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

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

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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New Horizon Counselling Ltd, The Business Xchange Hub, 3-5 Lansdowne Road, Croydon, CR0 2BX

Online platforms

Skype
Whatsapp
Zoom

Type of session

Online

I am a kind, relaxed yet professional qualified supervisor here to give you a safe space to explore your client work. I work online via Zoom.

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