Thomas Reid, UKCP Accredited Psychotherapist

Thomas Reid

London SE4
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Thomas Reid, UKCP Accredited Psychotherapist

Thomas Reid

London SE4
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About Me

Note about Covid-19

During the current crisis, I am able to offer sessions remotely, depending on what technology you have available.

If you're wondering about whether therapy can still be helpful to you remotely, please get in contact. I'll be happy to speak about how the experience might be different, how it might be similar and what I'll be able to offer.


About me

I am a family and systemic psychotherapist. I work with individuals, couples and families on a wide range of difficulties and have worked in a number of different public sector settings.

Family and systemic psychotherapy is an inclusive and collaborative approach to therapy. Primarily, it is an approach that promotes respect for every individual’s experiences, needs and opinions, whether you come to therapy individually or as a couple or family.

My clients know me for my warmth, whether we are talking about something positive, painful or difficult, and the sense that whatever they say, I appreciate their humanity and their intentions.

My clients tell me I create a space where they feel valued, particularly in the parts of them that have felt undervalued, or even shameful. They tell me I create a space where they begin to be able to say what has previously remained unsaid and tell a new, more hopeful story.

I draw on various approaches in my work as well as systemic therapy, particularly also compassion-focused therapy and mindfulness.


What to expect

The work could take any number of forms, because I adapt my work to the needs, preferences, diverse family forms and cultural makeup of those who come for therapy. It‘s very much about working ‘with’, not ‘on’ people.

That said, it would tend to involve enabling people to explore, together or individually, difficult thoughts and emotions safely, to understand each other’s experiences and views, appreciate each other’s needs, build on strengths and make useful changes in their relationships and their lives.


What works

Family and systemic psychotherapy has been shown to be effective in the treatment of depression, chronic illness, severe psychiatric conditions and couple distress. In childhood, it is effective in response to various mood and conduct disorders, as well as eating disorders.

Please see https://www.aft.org.uk/consider/view/consider.html for more information on family and systemic psychotherapy and the difficulties that are helped by it.

I work with

  • Children and young people
  • Couples
  • Families
  • Groups
  • Individuals

Types of Therapies Offered

  • Family and Systemic Psychotherapist
  • Family Therapist
  • Systemic Family and Couple Psychotherapist
  • Systemic Psychotherapist

What I can help with

  • Abuse
  • Adoption
  • Anger Management
  • Anorexia
  • Anxiety
  • Bereavement
  • Chronic Illness
  • Cultural Issues
  • Depression
  • Domestic Violence
  • Eating Disorders
  • Gender
  • Identity Problems
  • Mental Health Issues
  • Obsessions
  • Online Counselling
  • Parents
  • Phobias
  • Physical Abuse
  • Post-Traumatic Stress
  • Race Issues
  • Relationships
  • Sex Problems
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Sexuality
  • Stress
  • Suicide
  • Supervision
  • Telephone Counselling
  • Terminal Illness
  • Trauma

Types of sessions

  • Face to Face - Long Term
  • Face to Face - Short Term
  • Home Visits
  • Online Therapy
  • Telephone Therapy

London Office

Damsel House
Dragonfly Place
Brockley
London SE4 2FN
United Kingdom

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Cost:

Fee: I offer free one-hour initial consultations, whether in person, on the phone or remotely by video. The fee for regular sessions of one hour is £60.

Concessions: If you are in financial hardship, I am willing to negotiate lower fees.

Concession:

If you are in financial hardship, I am willing to negotiate lower fees.

Office

Online

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Cost:

Fee: I offer free one-hour initial consultations, whether in person, on the phone or remotely by video. The fee for regular sessions of one hour is £60.

Concessions: If you are in financial hardship, I am willing to negotiate lower fees.

Concession:

If you are in financial hardship, I am willing to negotiate lower fees.

UKCP College

  • College for Family Couple and Systemic Therapy (CFCST)

Working with Children

For more information about therapy for children and young people, visit our info page.
Thomas Reid

Thomas Reid

London SE4

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