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About Us

Founded in October 2018 New Horizon Counselling Ltd offer a wide range of private, non judgemental and confidential Therapeutic support.

Our Therapist Tom is passionate about his work and uses an Integrative Therapeutic approach. This means he incorporates several techniques and theories, enabling him to tailor the approach around your needs.

Now more than ever we need to take care of our minds and I am still providing Counselling and Psychotherapy online via Zoom, FaceTime or Skype. Open Monday - Thursday 11.00 - 20.00.

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Our Counsellor:
Thomas Smithson, MA, Dip.Couns, (MBACP)

Founder of New Horizon Counselling™

Offering Counselling, Psychotherapy, Training and Supervision.
Counselling Tutor at CPTA & Willows.

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I am here to support you, whoever you are. I provide a variety of Counselling services to help with your mental wellbeing and mental health. I can support you with a range common life problems and changes such as self esteem, relationships, depression and bereavement. I also specialise in working with the LGBTQIA+ community. 

Our work together will be strictly confidential, giving you the confidence to know you can share what’s on your mind and that your thoughts will stay with me. The therapeutic relationship is key to my work as a therapist and my relaxed yet professional counselling approach aims to support this. 

I have worked with both adults and young people and embrace difference and diversity. No matter who you are, what you have experienced or what’s happening for you at the moment I am here to listen and provide you with therapeutic support.

Qualifications and Training

  • Diploma in Supervision - 2022

  • MA in Counselling & Psychotherapy Practice - 2021

  • Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling - 2018 

  • Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Studies - 2016 

  • Certificate of Higher education in Psychology - 2016

  • Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills - 2015

  • Bereavement Service Training - 2017​​

  • Working with & Safeguarding Children - 2016

Continuing Professional Development

  • Family and Relationships Counselling CPD

  • Introduction to Couple Dynamics 

  • Working with Metaphor (Place 2 Be)

  • HIV Awareness Training

  • Child protection: An Introduction

I have worked with several well established Counselling agencies where I gained a wide range of experience. I have worked with Place 2 Be where I worked therapeutically with children ages 7 -10 in Croydon. 

 

I have worked at St Christoper's Hospice working within their adult bereavement team in Bromley as a bereavement support Counsellor.

 

I have also worked with a charity called METRO Charity, working with members of the LGBTQ+ community, asylum seekers and people living with or affected by HIV. 

I am a member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and adhere to their ethical principles.

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"To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment" (Ralph Waldo Emerson).