- Counsellor and EMDR Therapist


Tom is a BACP accredited counsellor and qualified EMDR therapist, with over thirteen years of experience working with adults with a wide variety of presenting problems.

These include anxiety, depression, anger, addictions, relationship difficulties, stress and self-esteem.   He has a special interest in working with veterans suffering the impact of trauma.

He completed his PGDiploma in Counselling at Durham University in 2004, going on to complete an MA there in 2006.   He has subsequently undertaken a further Postgraduate diploma in Human Givens Therapy at Nottingham Trent University, an MSc in psychology at Sunderland University and parts 1-4 in EMDR.   He completed a certificate in counselling supervision in 2007.

He has worked for Mind since 2008 and worked previously in community addiction treatment for four years.  Since 2013 he has worked in private practice alongside Mind.

Tom says “I believe strongly that the person in front of me is the expert on themselves; my role is to enable them to overcome the obstacles in their path and to access or reconnect with the skills necessary to do so.  I develop a specific plan with each individual client to identify and then meet their goals”.

Qualifications & Experience

PGDiploma in Counselling – Durham University 2004.

MA in Counselling – Durham University, 2006.

Certificate in Counselling supervision – Paradigm Campbell Associates – 2007.

BACP Accreditation – 2009.

PgDiploma in Human Givens Therapy – Nottingham Trent University – 2010.

EMDR Parts 1-4 – EMDRWorks – 2009-2010.

MSc in Psychology – Sunderland University 2016.