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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 09.00 - 17.00.

Thomas Smithson, MA, Dip.Couns, Dip.Super (MBACP)
Founder of New Horizon Counselling
Offering Counselling, Psychotherapy, Training and Supervision.
Counselling Tutor at The Counselling and Psychotherapy Training Academy.
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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 and tutor with over 7 years of extensive therapeutic experience. I have provided over 5000 hours of clinical Counselling and Psychotherapy to adult clients. 


I can offer a supportive, kind, non-judgemental space to help you explore whatever it is you are going through. You might be feeling anxious, depressed or stressed, going through life changes, struggling with relationships, self-worth, looking to explore yourself, your identity or even understand and change behaviours. Additionally, I specialise in working with the LGBTQIA+ community an area I am incredibly passionate about.

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 Therapeutic Approach: The aim of therapy is to provide you, the client, with a confidential space to explore personal issues in a safe environment. My role is to support you through your journey without judgement. My style of therapy integrates several theories and techniques, primarily Psychodynamic and Person Centred therapy. I can also incorporate elements of Existential Psychotherapy

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

  • Pink Therapy Twelfth Annual Conference - Exploring Neurodiversity

  • Vienna Psychotherapy Weekend CPD

  • Working With Transgender & Gender Diverse People

  • Interculturality within the Supervisory Relationship

  • Working Psychotherapeutically with Eating Disorders

  • Family and Relationships Counselling CPD

  • Introduction to Couple Dynamics 

  • Working with Metaphor (Place 2 Be)

  • HIV Awareness Training

  • Child protection: An Introduction

Published Work

  • Therapy Book, Published by Karnac Publishers: Due 2025

  • BACP Article - Self-Disclosure from a Queer Perspective: June 2024

  • Co-Author e-Book: Finding your Niche in Private Practice: May 2024

  • Co-Author e-Book: The Ultimate Guide to Developing Private Practice: June 2023

  • BACP Article - My Therapy Practice - June 2023

  • BACP Article - Synchronicity in the Therapy Room - March 2020

Clinical Placements

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. 

"To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment"

(Ralph Waldo Emerson).

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