Thomasina Bates

Thomasina Bates


Registered Member MBACP (Accredited)

Contact information

Phone number
07864288208

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Therapist - Redruth

Redruth TR15
07864288208
Contact Thomasina for session rate.

Features

  • Flexible hours available
  • Available for home visits
  • Concessionary rates

Availability

I am currently offering Counselling face to face (usually by hiring a suitable space or possibly home visiting), online via video platform or by phone, according to your choice.

You can contact me first of all via text or through the bacp format as you wish. You can try ringing me, but my phone may be on silent as I am often working. 

Sessions are usually 50 minutes, up to an hour max.

I work during usual office hours and sometimes evenings by appointment. Often sessions are weekly but I am also open to fortnightly sessions.


About me and my therapy practice

I've successfully worked with many people coming to me with issues including Anxiety, Depression, Severe Trauma such as Sexual Abuse, Rape, Domestic Violence, also Bereavement, Anger, Family issues and Work related challenges. I also specialise in Codependency and Addictions. Please note, I work one to one only (not with couples, family or multiple people).

The foundation I work from is Person Centred, also Pluralistic in my approach. I've knowledge of other modalities such as Compassion based approaches, Mindfulness, Solution Focussed and CBT techniques, which can be integrated into the therapy. CBT and ERP (Exposure and Response Prevention) can be an effective addition in working with various Anxiety disorders.

I've built up over 10 years of experience, Accredited, also holding a Supervision Certificate qualification. I recently gained a Level 2 Qualification in Safeguarding.

I've gathered much knowledge and skills over the years, regularly studying, updating my knowledge with the latest developments.

No concerns are too minor to work with. It may be that you are experiencing low mood and not know why or perhaps you feel you could be happier and wish to explore this. Our feelings and emotions are crucial to our wellbeing, informing our lives.

Anonymous Client testimonials:

1. "I found Thomasina to be calm, compassionate and consistently professional. She made me feel at ease in the session, enabling me to open up about my difficulties in a safe environment. She was particularly good at making me feel like I had been heard, reflecting on the previous session and pointing out links between what I had said, that I hadn't even thought about. She always ensured I was in an ok place before I left, even after discussing distressing subjects. The sessions with her were extremely helpful and supportive, I would highly recommend her."

2. "A lovely very empathic person, who has helped me immensely."

Practice description

I am here to compassionately and mindfully help you to address  any personal challenges and difficulties, in order for you to make  beneficial changes and move onwards in your lifes journey, with increased wellbeing.

I aim to help you overcome overwhelming emotional challenges wherever possible and see this as an important part of the therapy. I will consult you on your wishes/ aims, attentively listening, as your wishes, thoughts and feelings take priority.

We can talk about past, present and/or future as you wish, all these aspects can be important. I regard our work together as a collaborative working alliance where I am facilitating you to explore and travel wherever you need to go, in the therapeutic process. At times I may gently encourage you in your exploration through questions.

I practice SGI Buddhism, however I am open minded to other religions, philosophies and ways of understanding life. I am willing to explore existential issues (e.g. death, isolation, freedom, meaning and identity) if appropriate. I believe we all have a "shadow" part of ourselves, that can either help or hinder, according to our relationship with this aspect of the self. I am interested in spirituality and if this is something you wish to talk about, then I am open to doing so.

The therapy is not necessarily confined to talking. I can also offer different approaches, such as working with objects, drawing, use of colour and writing. I can offer a tailor made pluralistic service, developed with the unique whole person in mind.

I may offer information, different perspectives or psychoeducation at times if I feel appropriate, but one of my aims is always to empower you, so I will never tell you what to do. I believe it's healthier for you to make your own decisions and come to your own realisations and understandings with my support and facilitation of the process. 

My first session

I am offering a free 20 minute phone consultation so that we can discuss working together, to see if you are happy to proceed.

In our first session (if in person) I would require you to read over my contract and if you are happy, sign it in agreement. I can also email for your viewing and it can be sent back to me by email with your printed signature. This outlines confidentiality amongst other considerations like cancellations and rearrangements. We would  have time in our first session to begin our work together and  explore your best hopes for the outcome of therapy.

I have a duty of care, so would like to take some basic details. All information and anything talked about is confidential unless anything arises of significant concern. This is a basic requirement of professional counselling.

My belief is, as human beings, we are all inherently respect worthy, as everyone has immense potential to create extraordinary value and benefit, for themselves and others. I have utmost respect for others choices regarding their beliefs and have worked successfully with people who have different beliefs, religions and philosophies about life.

My past experiences, as a client, of helpful counselling and not so good counselling have positively informed my counselling practice. I can say, with hand on heart, I have proudly overcome some truly painful areas of my life. This gives me profound hope for others to overcome suffering, transforming their life in the process.

What I can help with

Abuse, ADD / ADHD, Addictions, AIDS/HIV, Anger management, Anxiety, Autism spectrum, Bereavement, Cancer, Chronic fatigue syndrome / ME, Cultural issues, Depression, Disability, Eating disorders, Health related issues, Identity issues, LGBTQ+ counselling, Loss, Menopause, Mood disorder, Neurodiversity, Obsessions, OCD, Phobias, Post-traumatic stress, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Service veterans, Sex-related issues, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Spirituality, Stress, Substance Dependency, Trauma, Vegan allied, Women's issues, Work related issues

Types of therapy

Behavioural, Brief therapy, CBT, Cognitive, Creative therapy, Eclectic, Existential, Gestalt, Humanistic, Integrative, Neuro linguistic programming, Person centred, Phenomenological, Relational, Solution focused brief therapy, Transactional analysis, Transpersonal

Clients I work with

Adults, EAP, Older adults, Organisations, Trainees, Young people

How I deliver therapy

Home visits, Long term sessions, Long-term face-to-face work, Online therapy, Short term sessions, Short-term face-to-face work, Telephone therapy, Time-limited

Languages spoken

English

Supervisor - Cambridge

Cambridge CB1
07864 288208
Contact Thomasina for session rate.

Features

  • Flexible hours available
  • Concessionary rates

Availability

I work flexible hours and will consider holding sessions on evenings and Saturdays as well as within usual office hours.

I can offer online, video or via telephone/ mobile phone. 

I am flexible with the time and can do an hour and a half if needed as this is the basic BACP requirement per month.

I would also consider doing groups of up to 4 Supervisees per group. This would be at less expense for the participants and half the time can be claimed by each Supervisee. This would be 2 hours long. 


About me and my therapy practice

I have built up over a decade of experience as a Counsellor, at first working for the Charitable Sector regarding Rape, Sexual Abuse, Domestic Violence and Bereavement. I went on to develop my Private Practice and work for an EAP company. I currently have over 2 years of experience working in Supervision and enjoy talking with and supporting other professionals. I believe Supervision can be an invigorating, exploratory endeavour, also refreshing and even enjoyable and fascinating.

I hold a CPCAB Level 6 certificate in Therapeutic Counselling Supervision, qualifying in 2022. I also recently gained a Level 2 Certificate in Prevent and Safeguarding.

Discrimination and violation of human rights is also a common issue I encounter in therapeutic work. I have experience of working with LGBTQ+ people and people who have suffered racism. I have an interest in Equality, Diversity and Inclusion, making this part of my ongoing Continual Professional Development.

Severe Anxiety is an issue which I felt compelled to study in depth. This is a common client issue; in which I have gained experience in helping with this presentation.

I use the Seven Eyed model of Supervision as a framework and in foundation I am Person Centred in my approach. I have knowledge of other therapeutic approaches and Supervision models.

My work is underpinned by the BACP Ethical framework.

Supervisee Testimonial

“I have found immense value in Supervision with Thomasina. She offers a deeply nourishing space to explore and reflect on my case work and my own processes. I feel heard and valued as a person, as well as being supported and encouraged as a practitioner. I have come out of every session feeling both lighter and better equipped with new insights and ideas for interventions. Thank you."     Suzanna N

Practice description

I am offering a space for you to air any concerns, thoughts and feelings about your practice that may arise. I hope to be able to help you feel comfortable and listened to empathically and in a sensitive manner.

You can expect to be supported in your practice and as a person in your own right who is working with distress and others mental health concerns. Your wellbeing is important, as well as your professional practice and professional development.

As well as working with Counsellors, Psychotherapists and Mental health professionals, I am open to Supervising other professionals such as Social workers, IDVAs, Coaches, Care workers, Teachers, Police, etc. All these professions potentially involve high levels of stress, complexity and ethical concerns.

I practice SGI Buddhism and have an interest in Spirituality and Existential concerns. I'm open for these subjects to come into the Supervision if appropriate. I personally strive to engage in Self- development and have undertaken much therapy myself. I have overcome much of my own trauma and unhappiness, which I believe gives me additional insight and knowledge. I am still working on myself, which simultaneously helps to motivate me in my work as a Supervisor and Therapist.

My other interests include Buddhist chanting, practice, study and being part of the Buddhist community in Cornwall. Friendship is important to me. I design and make ceramics and enjoy the big outdoors, be it cycling, walking or swimming. I like adventuring in new places I have never visited before.  

My first session

I offer for free 20 mins (no more than 30 mins) on the phone, for you to decide whether you want to work with me.

There is a simple contract, including confidentiality and terms of service that can be added to, if you have additional needs, interests or desires regarding the Supervision work. 

I can send this via email to be viewed, filled in, signed (typed is fine) if happy and sent back to me.  

What I can help with

Abuse, ADD / ADHD, Addictions, AIDS/HIV, Anxiety, Autism spectrum, Bereavement, Cancer, Chronic fatigue syndrome / ME, Cultural issues, Depression, Disability, Health related issues, Identity issues, LGBTQ+ counselling, Loss, Menopause, Men's issues, Mood disorder, Neurodiversity, Obsessions, OCD, Phobias, Post-traumatic stress, Self esteem, Self-harm, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Spirituality, Substance Dependency, Trauma, Vegan allied, Women's issues

Types of therapy

Behavioural, Brief therapy, CBT, Cognitive, Cognitive analytic therapy, Creative therapy, Eclectic, Existential, Gestalt, Humanistic, Integrative, Interpersonal, Neuro linguistic programming, Person centred, Phenomenological, Relational, Solution focused brief therapy, Transactional analysis, Transpersonal

Clients I work with

Adults, EAP, Groups, Older adults, Organisations, Trainees

How I deliver therapy

Long term sessions, Online therapy, Short term sessions, Telephone therapy, Time-limited

Languages spoken

English

Supervisor - Nottingham

Nottingham NG2
07864 288208
Contact Thomasina for session rate.

Features

  • Flexible hours available
  • Concessionary rates

Availability

I work flexible hours and will consider holding sessions on evenings and Saturdays as well as within usual office hours.

I work online, video or via telephone/ mobile phone. 

I am flexible with the time and can do an hour and a half if needed as this is the basic BACP requirement per month.

I would also consider doing groups of up to 4 Supervisees per group. This would be at less expense for the participants and half the time can be claimed by each Supervisee. This would be 2 hours long.


About me and my therapy practice

I have built up over a decade of experience as a Counsellor, at first working for the Charitable Sector regarding Rape, Sexual Abuse, Domestic Violence and Bereavement. I went on to develop my Private Practice and work for an EAP company. I currently have over 2 years of experience working in Supervision and enjoy talking with and supporting other professionals. I believe Supervision can be an invigorating, exploratory endeavour, also refreshing and even enjoyable and fascinating.

I hold a CPCAB Level 6 certificate in Therapeutic Counselling Supervision, qualifying in 2022. I also recently gained a Level 2 Certificate in Prevent and Safeguarding.

Discrimination and violation of human rights is also a common issue I encounter in therapeutic work. I have experience of working with LGBTQ+ people and people who have suffered racism. I have an interest in Equality, Diversity and Inclusion, making this part of my ongoing Continual Professional Development.

Severe Anxiety is an issue which I felt compelled to study in depth. This is a common client issue; in which I have gained experience in helping with this presentation.

I use the Seven Eyed model of Supervision as a framework and in foundation I am Person Centred in my approach. I have knowledge of other therapeutic approaches and Supervision models.

My work is underpinned by the BACP Ethical framework.

Supervisee Testimonial

“I have found immense value in Supervision with Thomasina. She offers a deeply nourishing space to explore and reflect on my case work and my own processes. I feel heard and valued as a person, as well as being supported and encouraged as a practitioner. I have come out of every session feeling both lighter and better equipped with new insights and ideas for interventions. Thank you."     Suzanna N

Practice description

I am offering a space for you to air any concerns, thoughts and feelings about your practice that may arise. I hope to be able to help you feel comfortable and listened to empathically and in a sensitive manner.

You can expect to be supported in your practice and as a person in your own right who is working with distress and others mental health concerns. Your wellbeing is important, as well as your professional practice and professional development.

As well as working with Counsellors, Psychotherapists and Mental health professionals, I am open to Supervising other professionals such as Social workers, IDVAs, Coaches, Care workers, Teachers, Police, etc. All these professions potentially involve high levels of stress, complexity and ethical concerns.

I practice SGI Buddhism and have an interest in Spirituality and Existential concerns. I'm open for these subjects to come into the Supervision if appropriate. I personally strive to engage in Self- development and have undertaken much therapy myself. I have overcome much of my own trauma and unhappiness, which I believe gives me additional insight and knowledge. I am still working on myself, which simultaneously helps to motivate me in my work as a Supervisor and Therapist.

My other interests include Buddhist chanting, practice, study and being part of the Buddhist community in Cornwall. Friendship is important to me. I design and make ceramics and enjoy the big outdoors, be it cycling, walking or swimming. I like adventuring in new places I have never visited before. 

My first session

I offer for free 20 mins (no more than 30 mins) on the phone, for you to decide whether you want to work with me.

There is a simple contract, including confidentiality and terms of service that can be added to, if you have additional needs, interests or desires regarding the Supervision work. 

I can send this via email to be looked over, discussed if needed, signed (typed is fine) and sent back to me.  

What I can help with

Abuse, Addictions, Anger management, Anxiety, Autism spectrum, Bereavement, Cancer, Chronic fatigue syndrome / ME, Cultural issues, Depression, Disability, Health related issues, Identity issues, LGBTQ+ counselling, Loss, Menopause, Men's issues, Mood disorder, Neurodiversity, Obsessions, OCD, Phobias, Post-traumatic stress, Redundancy, Self esteem, Self-harm, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Spirituality, Stress, Substance Dependency, Trauma, Vegan allied, Women's issues, Work related issues

Types of therapy

Behavioural, Brief therapy, CBT, Cognitive, Creative therapy, Eclectic, Existential, Gestalt, Humanistic, Integrative, Interpersonal, Neuro linguistic programming, Person centred, Phenomenological, Relational, Solution focused brief therapy, Transactional analysis, Transpersonal

Clients I work with

Adults, EAP, Groups, Older adults, Organisations, Trainees

How I deliver therapy

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

Languages spoken

English

Supervisor - Bristol

Bristol BS6
07864288208
Contact Thomasina for session rate.

Features

  • Flexible hours available
  • Concessionary rates

Availability

I work flexible hours and will consider holding sessions on evenings and Saturdays as well as within usual office hours.

I can offer online video or telephone. 

I am flexible with the time and can do an hour and a half if needed as this is the basic BACP requirement per month.

I would also consider doing groups of up to 4 Supervisees per group. This would be at less expense for the participants and half the time can be claimed by each Supervisee (1 hour). This would be 2 hours long.


About me and my therapy practice

I have built up over a decade of experience as a Counsellor, at first working for the Charitable Sector regarding Rape, Sexual Abuse, Domestic Violence and Bereavement. I went on to develop my Private Practice and work for an EAP company. I currently have over 2 years of experience working in Supervision and enjoy talking with and supporting other professionals. I believe Supervision can be an invigorating, exploratory endeavour, also refreshing and even enjoyable and fascinating.

I hold a CPCAB Level 6 certificate in Therapeutic Counselling Supervision, qualifying in 2022. I also recently gained a Level 2 Certificate in Prevent and Safeguarding.

Discrimination and violation of human rights is also a common issue I encounter in therapeutic work. I have experience of working with LGBTQ+ people and people who have suffered racism. I have an interest in Equality, Diversity and Inclusion, making this part of my ongoing Continual Professional Development.

Severe Anxiety is an issue which I felt compelled to study in depth. This is a common client issue; in which I have gained experience in helping with this presentation.

I use the Seven Eyed model of Supervision as a framework and in foundation I am Person Centred in my approach. I have knowledge of other therapeutic approaches and Supervision models.

My work is underpinned by the BACP Ethical framework.

Supervisee Testimonial

“I have found immense value in Supervision with Thomasina. She offers a deeply nourishing space to explore and reflect on my case work and my own processes. I feel heard and valued as a person, as well as being supported and encouraged as a practitioner. I have come out of every session feeling both lighter and better equipped with new insights and ideas for interventions. Thank you."          Suzanna N

Practice description

I am offering a space for you to air any concerns, thoughts and feelings about your practice that may arise. I hope to be able to help you feel comfortable and listened to empathically and in a sensitive manner.

You can expect to be supported in your practice and as a person in your own right who is working with distress and others mental health concerns. Your wellbeing is important, as well as your professional practice and professional development.

As well as working with Counsellors, Psychotherapists and Mental health professionals, I am open to Supervising other professionals such as Social workers, IDVAs, Coaches, Care workers, Teachers, Police, etc. All these professions potentially involve high levels of stress, complexity and ethical concerns.

I practice SGI Buddhism and have an interest in Spirituality and Existential concerns. I'm open for these subjects to come into the Supervision if appropriate. I personally strive to engage in Self- development and have undertaken much therapy myself. I have overcome much of my own trauma and unhappiness, which I believe gives me additional insight and knowledge. I am still working on myself, which simultaneously helps to motivate me in my work as a Supervisor and Therapist.

My other interests include Buddhist chanting, practice, study and being part of the Buddhist community in Cornwall. Friendship is important to me. I design and make ceramics and enjoy the big outdoors, be it cycling, walking or swimming. I like adventuring in new places I have never visited before. 

My first session

I offer for free, 20 mins (no more than 30 mins) on the phone, to discuss working together and come to a decision as to whether this is suitable. 

There is a simple contract, including confidentiality and terms of service, that can be added to if you have additional needs, interests or desires regarding the Supervision work. 

I can send this via email to be looked over, possibly amended and agreed to, if satisfied.  

What I can help with

Abuse, ADD / ADHD, Addictions, AIDS/HIV, Anger management, Anxiety, Autism spectrum, Bereavement, Cancer, Chronic fatigue syndrome / ME, Cultural issues, Depression, Disability, Eating disorders, Health related issues, Identity issues, LGBTQ+ counselling, Loss, Menopause, Men's issues, Mood disorder, Neurodiversity, Obsessions, OCD, Phobias, Post-traumatic stress, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Spirituality, Stress, Substance Dependency, Trauma, Vegan allied, Women's issues, Work related issues

Types of therapy

Behavioural, Brief therapy, CBT, Cognitive, Creative therapy, Eclectic, Existential, Gestalt, Humanistic, Integrative, Interpersonal, Neuro linguistic programming, Person centred, Phenomenological, Psychosynthesis, Relational, Solution focused brief therapy, Transactional analysis, Transpersonal

Clients I work with

Adults, EAP, Groups, Older adults, Organisations, Trainees

How I deliver therapy

Long term sessions, Online therapy, Short term sessions, Telephone therapy, Time-limited

Languages spoken

English

Supervisor - Watford

Watford WD24
07894710825
Contact Thomasina for session rate.

Features

  • Flexible hours available
  • Concessionary rates

Availability

I work flexible hours and will consider holding sessions on evenings and Saturdays as well as within usual office hours.

I can offer online video or telephone.

I am flexible with the time and can do an hour and a half if needed as this is the basic BACP requirement per month.

I would also consider doing groups of up to 4 Supervisees per group. This would be at less expense for the participants and half the time can be claimed by each Supervisee (1 hour). This would be 2 hours long. 


About me and my therapy practice

I have built up over a decade of experience as a Counsellor, at first working for the Charitable Sector regarding Rape, Sexual Abuse, Domestic Violence and Bereavement. I went on to develop my Private Practice and work for an EAP company. I currently have over 2 years of experience working in Supervision and enjoy talking with and supporting other professionals. I believe Supervision can be an invigorating, exploratory endeavour, also refreshing and even enjoyable and fascinating.

I hold a CPCAB Level 6 certificate in Therapeutic Counselling Supervision, qualifying in 2022. I also recently gained a Level 2 Certificate in Prevent and Safeguarding.

Discrimination and violation of human rights is also a common issue I encounter in therapeutic work. I have experience of working with LGBTQ+ people and people who have suffered racism. I have an interest in Equality, Diversity and Inclusion, making this part of my ongoing Continual Professional Development.

Severe Anxiety is an issue which I felt compelled to study in depth. This is a common client issue; in which I have gained experience in helping with this presentation.

I use the Seven Eyed model of Supervision as a framework and in foundation I am Person Centred in my approach. I have knowledge of other therapeutic approaches and Supervision models.

My work is underpinned by the BACP Ethical framework.

Supervisee Testimonial

“I have found immense value in Supervision with Thomasina. She offers a deeply nourishing space to explore and reflect on my case work and my own processes. I feel heard and valued as a person, as well as being supported and encouraged as a practitioner. I have come out of every session feeling both lighter and better equipped with new insights and ideas for interventions. Thank you."                      Suzanna N

Practice description

I am offering a space for you to air any concerns, thoughts and feelings about your practice that may arise. I hope to be able to help you feel comfortable and listened to empathically and in a sensitive manner.

You can expect to be supported in your practice and as a person in your own right who is working with distress and others mental health concerns. Your wellbeing is important, as well as your professional practice and professional development.

As well as working with Counsellors, Psychotherapists and Mental health professionals, I am open to Supervising other professionals such as Social workers, IDVAs, Coaches, Care workers, Teachers, Police, etc. All these professions potentially involve high levels of stress, complexity and ethical concerns.

I practice SGI Buddhism and have an interest in Spirituality and Existential concerns. I'm open for these subjects to come into the Supervision if appropriate. I personally strive to engage in Self- development and have undertaken much therapy myself. I have overcome much of my own trauma and unhappiness, which I believe gives me additional insight and knowledge. I am still working on myself, which simultaneously helps to motivate me in my work as a Supervisor and Therapist.

My other interests include Buddhist chanting, practice, study and being part of the Buddhist community in Cornwall. Friendship is important to me. I design and make ceramics and enjoy the big outdoors, be it cycling, walking or swimming. I like adventuring in new places I have never visited before. 

My first session

I offer for free, 20 mins (no more than 30 mins) on the phone, to discuss working together and come to a decision as to whether this is suitable.

There is a simple contract, including confidentiality and terms of service, that can be added to if you have additional needs, interests or desires regarding the Supervision work. 

I can send this via email to be looked over, possibly amended and agreed to, if happy to do so.   

What I can help with

Abuse, ADD / ADHD, Addictions, AIDS/HIV, Anxiety, Autism spectrum, Bereavement, Cancer, Chronic fatigue syndrome / ME, Cultural issues, Depression, Disability, Eating disorders, Health related issues, Identity issues, LGBTQ+ counselling, Loss, Menopause, Men's issues, Mood disorder, Neurodiversity, Obsessions, OCD, Phobias, Post-traumatic stress, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Service veterans, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Spirituality, Substance Dependency, Trauma, Vegan allied, Women's issues

Types of therapy

Behavioural, Brief therapy, CBT, Cognitive, Cognitive analytic therapy, Creative therapy, Eclectic, Existential, Gestalt, Humanistic, Integrative, Interpersonal, Neuro linguistic programming, Person centred, Phenomenological, Psychosynthesis, Relational, Solution focused brief therapy, Transactional analysis, Transpersonal

Clients I work with

Adults, EAP, Groups, Older adults, Organisations, Trainees

How I deliver therapy

Long term sessions, Online therapy, Short term sessions, Telephone therapy, Time-limited

Languages spoken

English

Supervisor - Redruth

Redruth TR15
07864288208
Contact Thomasina for session rate.

Features

  • Flexible hours available
  • Available for home visits
  • Concessionary rates

Availability

I work flexible hours and will consider holding sessions on evenings and Saturdays as well as within usual office hours.

I am happy to work face to face at my home or possibly yours, online, video or via telephone. I realise that different therapists have different needs and preferences.

I am flexible with the time and can do an hour or an hour and a half if needed, as this is the basic BACP requirement per month.

I would also consider doing groups of up to 4 Supervisees per group. This would be at less expense for the participants and half the time can be claimed by each Supervisee. This would be 2 hours long. 


About me and my therapy practice

 

I have built up over a decade of experience as a Counsellor, at first working for the Charitable Sector regarding Rape, Sexual Abuse, Domestic Violence and Bereavement. I went on to develop my Private Practice and work for an EAP company. I currently have over 2 years of experience working in Supervision and enjoy talking with and supporting other professionals. I believe Supervision can be an invigorating, exploratory endeavour, also refreshing and even enjoyable and fascinating.

 I hold a CPCAB Level 6 certificate in Therapeutic Counselling Supervision, qualifying in 2022. I also recently gained a Level 2 Certificate in Prevent and Safeguarding. 

Discrimination and violation of human rights is also a common issue I encounter in therapeutic work. I have experience of working with LGBTQ+ people and people who have experienced racism. I have an interest in Equality, Diversity and Inclusion, making this part of my ongoing Continual Professional Development. 

Severe Anxiety is again something which I felt compelled to study in depth. This has been a prevalent client issue, where I have gained experience helping clients with this presentation.

I use the Seven Eyed model of Supervision as a framework and in foundation I am Person Centred in my approach. I have knowledge of other therapeutic approaches and Supervision models.

My work is underpinned by the BACP Ethical framework.

Supervisee Testimonial:    

"I have found immense value in Supervision with Thomasina. She offers a deeply nourishing space to explore and reflect on my case work and my own processes. 

 I feel heard and valued as a person, as well as being supported and encouraged as a practitioner. 

I have come out of every session feeling both lighter and better equipped with new insights and ideas for interventions. Thank you."    Suzanna N

Practice description

I am offering a space for you to air any concerns, thoughts and feelings about your practice that may arise. I hope to be able to help you feel comfortable and listened to empathically and in a sensitive manner.

You can expect to be supported in your practice and as a person in your own right who is working with distress and others mental health concerns. Your wellbeing is important, as well as your professional practice and professional development. 

As well as working with Counsellors, Psychotherapists and Mental health professionals, I am open to Supervising other professionals such as Social workers, IDVAs, Coaches, Care workers, Teachers, Police, etc. All these professions potentially involve high levels of stress, complexity and ethical concerns. 

I practice SGI Buddhism and have an interest in Spirituality and Existential concerns. I'm open for these subjects to come into the Supervision if appropriate. I personally strive to engage in Self- development and have undertaken much therapy myself. I have overcome much of my own trauma and unhappiness, which I believe gives me additional insight and knowledge. I am still working on myself, which simultaneously helps to motivate me in my work as a Supervisor and Therapist.

My other interests include Buddhist chanting, practice, study and being part of the Buddhist community in Cornwall. Friendship is important to me. I design and make ceramics and enjoy the big outdoors, be it cycling, walking or swimming. I enjoy travelling.


My first session

 I offer for free, 20 mins (no more than 30 mins) on the phone to discuss your needs and the Supervision service and to subsequently decide whether we wish to work together.

There is a simple contract, including confidentiality and terms of service that can be added to, if you have additional needs, interests or desires regarding the Supervision work. 

I can send this via email to be looked over. I can also print this out and bring to first session. 

What I can help with

Abuse, Addictions, Anger management, Anxiety, Autism spectrum, Bereavement, Cancer, Child related issues, Chronic fatigue syndrome / ME, Cultural issues, Depression, Disability, Health related issues, Identity issues, LGBTQ+ counselling, Loss, Menopause, Men's issues, Mood disorder, Neurodiversity, Obsessions, OCD, Phobias, Post-traumatic stress, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Sex-related issues, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Spirituality, Stress, Substance Dependency, Trauma, Vegan allied, Women's issues, Work related issues

Types of therapy

Behavioural, Brief therapy, CBT, Cognitive, Creative therapy, Eclectic, Existential, Gestalt, Humanistic, Integrative, Neuro linguistic programming, Person centred, Phenomenological, Relational, Solution focused brief therapy, Transactional analysis, Transpersonal

Clients I work with

Adults, EAP, Groups, Older adults, Organisations, Trainees

How I deliver therapy

Home visits, Long term sessions, Long-term face-to-face work, Online therapy, Short term sessions, Short-term face-to-face work, Telephone therapy, Time-limited

Languages spoken

English