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Maria Thompson

Chartered Psychologist

  • Trym Lodge, 1 Henbury Road, Westbury on Trym, Bristol, BS9 3HQ
  • Multiple times available +
    • Mon
      9am-8pm
    • Tue
      9am-8pm
    • Wed
      9am-8pm
    • Thu
      9am-8pm
    • Fri
      9am-8pm
    • Sat
      10am-4pm
  • Individual 80 Couple 130
  • 43% of enquirers became verified clients

What to Expect

An introductory assessment session helps you to see if you are comfortable with me, share what troubles you, ask questions, clarify confidentiality, and assess if therapy could help you. Please use a contact option on the right to arrange a preliminary assessment appointment in Westbury on Trym, Bristol.

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) suggests CBT for
  • Bipolar
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • PTSD
  • Schizophrenia
  • Self Harm
  • Binge Eating
  • Bulimia
  • Anorexia
  • Social Anxiety
CBT focuses on how your thoughts influence your emotions and actions. It identifies and challenges unhelpful thoughts which perpetuate the problems you encounter. The aim of CBT is for you to have healthier thoughts and feelings.

Counselling

NICE suggests counselling for Depression.

Counselling centres on listening to you, and assisting you. You decide what matter regarding your childhood or adulthood you discuss. An aim of counselling is to help you to speak about a problem and discover a way forward which is appropriate for you.

Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT)

NICE suggests DBT for Borderline Personality.

Dialectical behaviour therapy evaluates your perception of your thoughts and feelings. It encourages your discovery of helpful reactions to your life. Dialectical behaviour therapy hopes to help you improve and continue your coping skills.

Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing (EMDR)

NICE suggests EMDR for PTSD.

EMDR directs your eye motions to stimulate how your mind processes information. The procedure endeavours to reprocess your locked distressing memories. The aim of eye movement desensitisation reprocessing is to desensitise your painful memories.

Psychodynamic Therapy

NICE suggests psychodynamic therapy for
  • Anorexia
  • Depression
  • Self Harm
  • Social Anxiety
Psychodynamic therapy centres on the unconscious causes of the problems you encounter. It facilitates you in becoming aware of aspects of your inner dynamics. Psychodynamic therapy aims to enhance your self-understanding to give you choices.

Psychology

Psychology is interested in you and your thoughts, feelings and actions. It offers you psychological interventions and mental health support. An objective of psychological therapy is to help you ease symptoms.

Therapy

  • Stress
  • Self Esteem
  • Relationship Problems
  • Narcissistic Personality
  • Bereavement
  • Anger
  • Abuse

Private Health Insurance Registrations

  • Aviva Health
  • AXA PPP Healthcare
  • BUPA
  • CIGNA
  • PruHealth



Qualifications

April
2016
Certificate
Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT)
SDS (UK)
October
2015
Certificate
Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing (EMDR)
EMDR Europe (UK)
July
2015
Certificate
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
University of Reading (UK)
April
2015
Certificate
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
SDS (UK)
May
2011
Certificate
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
Cognitive Workshops (UK)
December
2010
Doctorate
Counselling Psychology
University of Wolverhampton (UK)
July
2009
Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) Registered Counselling Psychologist
March
2009
Certificate
Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing (EMDR)
EMDR Europe (UK)
January
2009
Certificate
Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing (EMDR)
EMDR Europe (UK)
November
2008
Certificate
Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing (EMDR)
EMDR Europe (UK)
December
2005
British Psychological Society (BPS) Chartered Counselling Psychologist
June
2005
Graduate Diploma
Counselling Psychology
with
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
Psychodynamic Therapy
University of Wolverhampton (UK)
September
2004
Graduate Degree
Counselling Psychology
University of Wolverhampton (UK)

Maria abides by the Code of Ethics and Conduct of the British Psychological Society (BPS) and the Standards of the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC).

Location Detail


My Consulting Address is in easy reach of

Westbury on Trym, Henleaze, Southmead, Coombe Dingle, Westbury Park, Sea Mills, Lawrence Weston, Durdham Park, Brentry, Stoke Bishop, Sneyd Park, Redland, Bishopston, Ashley Down, St. Andrews, Hallen, Catbrain, Cotham, Horfield, Northville

Nearest Train Stations

  • Sea Mills (1.7 miles)
  • Redland (2.1 miles)
  • Clifton Down (2.2 miles)
  • Montpelier (2.3 miles)
  • Filton Abbey Wood (2.6 miles)
  • Shirehampton (2.7 miles)
  • Bristol Temple Meads (2.9 miles)
  • Stapleton Road (3 miles)
  • Patchway (3.3 miles)
  • St Andrews Road (3.4 miles)


Wheelchair access: Yes

Updated 29 June 2018