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A warm welcome to New Horizon Counselling™ Ltd


Offering Counselling, Psychotherapy, Supervision and Training. Supporting people with depression, anxiety, identity, relationships, loss, life changes, exploring behaviours, sexuality and gender.


Therapy based on Meaning, Healing and Connection 

Our Therapist Tom is passionate about his work and integrates several therapeutic theories and techniques to offer a bespoke service tailoring his approach to you and your needs.

About Tom:
Thomas Smithson, MA, Dip.Couns, Dip.Super (MBACP)
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Hello, my name is Tom and I set up New Horizon Counselling in 2018. I'm a BACP registered therapist, supervisor, tutor and writer with over 7 years of extensive therapeutic experience. I have provided over 5000 hours of clinical Counselling and Psychotherapy to adult clients. 


My aim is to offer you a supportive and kind space to experience change, healing and to help you explore whatever it is you are going through. Much of my work supports clients with depression, anxiety, relationships, connection, identity, self-esteem, existential thoughts and the search for meaning. You might also be going through life changes, looking to explore yourself or understand, challenge & change behaviours. I work with all adults and specialise in working with queer communities & those who are neurodivergent. These will be your sessions and I aim to help you work towards whatever goals you have.

I am an encouraging therapist who also aims to challenge you. My ultimate goal is to work hard to help you work hard. I won't offer advice, but I will offer thoughts, ideas, and exercises to get you thinking not only in the sessions but between them too. I am here to support you as you work towards your therapeutic goals. My work is based mostly online. 

Client Testimonials

"The old me would have written 'Thank you for changing my life' but I can now say 'Thank you for guiding and helping me to work out for myself why and how to change my own life'."

“I now have the confidence to follow my dreams and believe in myself.”

"Tom is a fantastic counsellor. I had tried counselling twice before but on both occasions it was unsuccessful; mainly as I did not connect with either counsellors. It was so different with Tom! he has a friendly welcoming style where I felt so comfortable talking about subjects that I had buried for years."

"Tom is amazing! He provided me with a safe space to talk without judgement and helped me find answers to my own problems. Thank you so much Tom"

"I would, without a doubt, fully recommend Tom for his expertise, ability to foster a comfortable environment and his friendly, yet professional nature." 

"I no longer fear that the worst in me will determine who I am and I am in control of who I will become. Thanks to Tom, I have been able to reconnect with myself and learned a lot of strategies to help deal with any re-occurring problems which may present themselves again."

"Tom has provided me with an amazing counselling experience. Friendly, patient and knowledgeable, he has helped me bring myself to a place in life with confidence and clarity beyond what I'd ever had before. More importantly, I know the tools I'll use to keep it that way."

"Maybe the journey isn’t so much about becoming anything. Maybe it’s about un-becoming everything that isn’t really you, so you can be who you were meant to be in the first place."

- Paulo Coelho
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