Tom Abbott

Tom Abbott


Registered Member MBACP

Languages spoken: English

Contact information

Phone number
07816 592427
Website

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Therapist - Bristol

Bristol BS6
07816 592427
Sessions from £45.00

Features

  • Flexible hours available
  • Concessionary rates

Availability

I am currently working online, both video and telephone counselling. 

About me and my therapy practice

I feel that counselling becomes a catalyst for change when you are being truly heard.

I am here to listen.

It is a space for you to start looking at the reasons and root causes of the issues that have brought you to counselling in the first place. It might be the loss of a loved one, the breakdown of a relationship, a tendency towards self-destruction, a short or long history of depression, a rising anxiety, that brings you into counselling. It may even be a simple curiosity, a wish to understand yourself better. You might even be at a crossroads. In any case, and for whatever reason, counselling aspires to help guide you through by providing a safe and confidential space from which to do so.

As a counsellor, my aim is to help shine a light on your past, perhaps on areas that haven’t had much room to breathe, so that we can experience how your present is impacted by your past, and consequently make the necessary adjustments. My role involves a creativity that endeavours to assist you in coming to terms with your story, feeling more autonomous in the choices you make, and ultimately more empowered. I am here to help in your process of coming to terms with things, so that you can start to live a fuller life; more aware, more alert, and more alive.

Practice description

I have a Diploma in Humanistic and Integrative Counselling from the Bath Centre for Psychotherapy and Counselling (BCPC). I adopt an integrative approach to my work, meaning I bring a variety of therapeutic models and methods together in a cohesive and fluid manner. I am a member of the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP) and abide by its Code of Ethics and attend regular supervision with a qualified supervisor to ensure my counselling work is both ethical and effective.

Diploma in Humanistic and Integrative Counselling (BCPC)

Foundation Certificate in Counselling and Psychotherapy (BCPC)

Masters in Creative Writing (Bath Spa University)

I have six years experience of working in short and long-term counselling with, but by no means limited to, the issues listed. 

My first session

I offer a free 15 minute phone or video consultation. Each 50 minute, weekly session, is charged at £45. Concessionary rates might be available. 

What I can help with

Abuse, ADD / ADHD, Addictions, Anger management, Anxiety, Bereavement, Cancer, Cultural issues, Depression, Health related issues, Identity issues, Loss, Men's issues, Obsessions, OCD, Phobias, Post-traumatic stress, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Sex-related issues, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Spirituality, Stress, Trauma, Women's issues, Work related issues

Types of therapy

Brief therapy, Creative therapy, Eclectic, Existential, Humanistic, Integrative, Person centred, Psychodynamic, Relational

Clients I work with

Adults, Older adults, Trainee

How I deliver therapy

Long-term face-to-face work, Online counselling, Short-term face-to-face work, Telephone counselling, Time-limited