Carole Tonkinson

Carole Tonkinson

Registered Member MBACP

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Therapist - RICHMOND

Sessions from £55.00


  • Flexible hours available


I have availability Monday and Wednesday evenings and some daytime slots on Friday. I am happy to work by Zoom and also have a consulting room in central Richmond, which is easily accessible by tube/overground. 

About me and my therapy practice

I am a Psychosynthesis-trained therapist and a fully trained psychotherapeutic counsellor. I started my training in 1999 and began a part-time private practice in 2001. After a family break, I returned to training and completed by Master's Degree in Psychosynthesis Psychology in March 2019 and a 7-month Couples Counselling Course in July 2020. I am currently engaged in further training to qualify as a Psychotherapist with the Institute of Psychosynthesis. My practice is integrative and centres on talk therapy. I have experience in mindfulness and self-compassion. I specialise in treating crises of meaning, anxiety, depression, relationship difficulties, grief and trauma, self-esteem issues.

Practice description

I focus on creating a warm, supportive and confidential space in which clients can explore their inner worlds. My practice is primarily one-to-one work, but I am also trained to work with couples. I work on a weekly basis with 50 minute sessions. After an initial contract of six sessions, I usually proceed to open-ended work. I have worked for services including an organisation working with people with HIV in an NHS hospital setting and a low-cost counselling service. I combine my part-time work as a therapist with work as a publisher of books on personal development, change and psychology. I am a Non-Executive Director of the BACP Private Practice Division.

My first session

An intial zoom meeting is a chance to explore whether or not this is a good therapeutic fit and a potential client's goals for therapy. The duration is 30 minutes after which point we can agree whether or not to proceed with a six-week contract. 

What I can help with

Addictions, AIDS/HIV, Anxiety, Bereavement, Cancer, Child related issues, Chronic fatigue syndrome / ME, Cultural issues, Depression, Disability, Eating disorders, Health related issues, Identity issues, Infertility, Loss, Men's issues, Obsessions, OCD, Phobias, Post-traumatic stress, Pregnancy related issues, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Spirituality, Stress, Trauma, Women's issues, Work related issues

Types of therapy

Humanistic, Integrative, Person centred, Psychodynamic, Psychosynthesis, Relational, Transpersonal

Clients I work with

Adults, Couples, Older adults

How I deliver therapy

Long-term face-to-face work, Online therapy