About Us

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

Base in East Croydon, Swindon and online.

Our Therapist Tom uses an Integrative Therapeutic approach meaning he incorporates several techniques and theories, enabling him to tailor the approach around your needs.

 

In the heart of Croydon Monday - Wednesday:

3-5 Lansdowne Road, East Croydon, CR0 2BX

In Swindon Old Town Thursdays:

10 Wood Street, Old Town, Swindon, SN1 4AB

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Our Counsellor:
Thomas Smithson, Dip.Couns, (MBACP)
Integrative Therapeutic Counsellor and Founder
New Horizon Counselling

I am here to support you, whoever you are, no matter what you are going through. Seeking counselling can be daunting however it can often be the first step to feeling more like yourself.

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. I am easy to talk to and can help you with whatever it is you might be going through. I have a relaxed yet professional counselling approach & the focus is on you, I am not here to make any judgements.

I have worked with both individual clients and couples, ages ranging from 7 years old to 90+. I embrace difference and diversity and have worked with clients from a wide range of ethnic, social and cultural backgrounds. 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

  • Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling 

  • Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Studies 

  • Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills

  • Certificate of Higher education in Psychology

  • Bereavement Service Training (St Christophers Hospice)

  • Induction and Safeguarding Children Training (Place 2 Be)

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

  • Keeping children safe online 

I have worked with several well established Counselling agencies including Place 2 Be working with Children, St Christoper's Hospice working with adult bereavement and METRO Charity, working with 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.

I have an Enhanced DBS Certificate for working with Children, Young people and vulnerable adults. I am also a member of the Information Commissioners Office and abide by their data protection laws. 

A quote that resonates with New Horizon Counselling is "To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment" (Ralph Waldo Emerson). That is a lot of what our work is about, we are in a world constantly trying to make us act different, be different, look different. But we hope after your counselling journey you will be able to stand proud, proud of the person you are and what you can achieve. We believe every human, no matter their past has the potential to achieve anything they put their mind too.

© New Horizon Counselling 2018

Croydon Office Open Monday - Wednesday 

Lansdowne Road, CR0 2BX

Swindon Office Open Thursdays Only 

Wood Street, SN1 4AB