Dr Tom BichardPsychologist
I offer a therapy space which is friendly, calm and purposeful. You may be looking for something focused and goal-oriented, or exploratory and related to your past experiences, or both. Whatever reasons you are seeking therapy, it is important to choose the right person who will be respectful, transparent, honest and professional.
Whilst I focus on what you bring to therapy, I specialise in working with anxiety and relationship issues. This covers a range of difficulties including those related to self-esteem, social anxiety, specific phobias, attachment, intimate relationships, family dynamics, self-destructive behaviours and OCD.
Therapy is a step to take, but it should also be a welcoming space where you can go at your own pace. Ultimately, the sessions aim to encourage your self-esteem, autonomy and choices, making your experiences less restricted by feelings; empowering you to think openly about what is happening and to work out how to move forward.
If you would like to arrange an initial appointment or speak further, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.
OnlineI also provide my services online.
Issues often worked with
Types of therapy
• £50 per online/phone session.
• Some concession rates may be available for people without employment or on a low income.
Training and qualifications
- Professional Doctorate in Counselling Psychology (PsychD)
- GradCert Counselling Psychology
- Psychology BSc (Hons)
- British Psychological Society (BPS) - Chartered Counselling Psychologist
- The Health & Care Professions Council - Registered Member
- Professional Civil Liability Insured
I began as a counsellor around 10 years ago working with people at risk of suicide. I have since worked in the NHS, private and charity sectors.
As a Counselling Psychologist I am trained in multiple approaches and work integratively. Counselling Psychology is a field which has a humanistic value base at its core - it does not assume a superiority of one way of thinking, feeling or knowing; it does not actively seek to convince or categorise.
I have worked with multiple diversities and adopt an anti-oppresive practice.
I have also worked within a Dynamic Interpersonal Therapy model, which considers core ways of responding and reacting to significant others, facilitating new or pre-existing ways to relate.