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Online counselling - Telephone counselling
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Online counselling - Telephone counselling

My name is Tom, I am a qualified counsellor. I welcome both individuals and couples for counselling. I offer therapy sessions via Zoom or Skype, or by phone

I use a range of ideas and approaches to explore how the past might be affecting your life in ways that might be problematic, as well as strategies to help deal with difficulties as they arise. Sometimes the defences or methods we use to help us cope with life can cause their own issues, some ways we use to distract ourselves are more manageable than others, but usually looking at what is behind the initial problem is very helpful, although of course this can be difficult and painful as well!

Couples counselling

I work with couples to help them understand what may be causing difficulties in their relationship, this is often connected to past experiences being replayed in some way. Blame seems so often to be a major factor in our isues with each other, it seems to be a very unfortunate human characteristic that as part of working out what is happening and why we also tend to try and find  whose fault it is, and we are not so keen on it being ours!

This can easily become a habit which is very hard to break, but understanding this can make a huge difference to a relationship that may well seem to be beyond saving. Of course sometimes it may be that the relationship is not working and the difference are not resolvable, but maybe it's worth exploring this to make sure.

Individual counselling 

I have helped people with difficulties including anxiety, depression, panic attacks, relationship issues, addictions, bereavement, or just feeling unhappy and lost and not sure what to do next. I enjoy working with people diagnosed as on the autistic spectrum or with other long term health conditions. I also have extensive experience helping long term carers.

How I work

I usually charge £20 for the first session, £40 for one hour after that whether for an individual or couples. I am happy to charge the same for two people as I don't see it as twice the work. I can also offer longer appointments if this would be easier as sometimes an hour can feel too short.


If you would like to know more or book and appointment, please send me a message. 



Online therapy

Zoom and Skype counselling
I had used Skype once or twice before 2019 which seemed to work, however with the covid pandemic and lockdowns, Zoom appeared and became an important way of people connecting when face to face meetings were so difficult. I was pleasantly surprised by how well it worked, and how convenient it is for many people, no travelling, easier for those with health, mobility or childcare issues, so I am very happy to offer therapy sessions via Zoom or Skype, or by phone.

Telephone counselling
The telephone is often forgotten in our modern world as a means of verbal communication, our phones do so much more now. I have found that some people prefer the distance and safety of phone sessions, especially when talking about very sensitive or painful stuff, I have found phone counselling different rather than inferior to face to face meetings, you can concentrate on just someones voice which is very powerful for both people. Of course couples counselling may be less suited to this.

Qualifications and registrations

  • Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling 2003
  • Bsc Anthropology 1983
  • Member of British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) current



First session £20
After this £40 per hour

Availability (Opening hours)

Monday 8am-8pm
Tuesday 8am-8pm
Wednesday 8am-8pm
Thursday 8am-8pm
Friday 8am-8pm
Saturday 8am-8pm
Sunday 8am-8pm


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