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Karole Thomas - Accredited  Counsellor

Karole Thomas
Counsellor in Stockport

Verified by RSCPP

  • Accredited Counsellor
  • Last Check 21/01/2019 | Next Check 21/02/2019
  • Labyrinth Business Centre, 43-47 Middle Hillgate, Stockport, SK1 3DG Show Map
  • Multiple times available +
    • Mon
      9am-9pm
    • Wed
      9am-5pm
    • Thu
      9am-9pm
    • Sat
      9:30am-12pm
  • Individual 50 Couple 65
  • 42% of enquirers became clients
  • 7 reviews   (5/5)
"Karole is a very experienced and highly qualified therapist. Having visited other therapists, I was surprised at how easy it was to talk to Karole and how quickly she understood my concerns. She is a fantastic listener, incredibly understanding and offers practical and simple ways to work through and deal with problems - big and small. I can't recommend Karole highly enough. She is a fantastic therapist and because of this I have seen extremely positive results in my personal and professional life."

What to Expect

Try one session, to see if you feel comfortable with Karole, and decide if therapy may help you.

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) suggests CBT for
  • Alcohol Dependence
  • Bipolar
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • OCD
  • Panic
  • PTSD
  • Self Harm
  • Binge Eating
  • Bulimia
  • Anorexia
Cognitive behavioural therapy concentrates on how your thoughts (cognitions) influence your emotions and behaviour. It recognises and challenges unhelpful ideas which perpetuate the issues you experience. The aim of cognitive behavioural therapy is for you to have healthier thoughts and emotions.

Counselling

(5 Reviews)
NICE suggests counselling for Depression.

Counselling centres on listening to you, and supporting you. You determine which issue regarding your early years or adult life you discuss. An objective of counselling is to help you to talk about a problem and find a solution which is right for you.

Psychodynamic Therapy

NICE suggests psychodynamic therapy for
  • Anorexia
  • Depression
  • Self Harm
Psychodynamic therapy centres on the unconscious meaning of the problems you encounter. It facilitates you in becoming aware of aspects of your internal dynamics. Psychodynamic therapy aims to increase your self-comprehension to give you choices.

Psychotherapy

Psychotherapy focuses on you, and you obtaining insight into the difficulties you face. It explores your ideas, feelings and significant moments in your history. Psychotherapy aims to help you change or find appropriate ways of managing.

Therapy

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

Private Health Insurance Registration

Aviva Health

Qualifications


June
2009
Graduate Degree
Counselling
with
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
Psychodynamic Therapy
University of Manchester (UK)
Verified 13/11/2013

June
2007
British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) Accredited (MBACP Accred) Counsellor and Psychotherapist (Registered since April 2010)
Last Check 21/01/2019 | Next Check 21/02/2019

Karole Thomas abides by the Ethical Framework for Good Practice in Counselling and Psychotherapy of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).

Client Reviews


has 7 Reviews (5.00 out of 5 stars)
By Rating:
5 stars: (7)
4 star: (0)
3 star: (0)
2 star: (0)
1 star: (0)
By Issue:
Generalised Anxiety Disorder (GAD): (2)
Depression: (1)
Self Esteem: (1)
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD): (1)
Relationship Problems: (1)
By Therapy Service:
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT): (1)
Counselling: (5)



Amanda, 44 from Stockport, gave a review of 5/5 after 4 sessions

26 April 2018

Easy to talk toHelpfulnessValue for Money

"Karole is very warm, welcoming and understanding. She helped me a huge amount in a short space of time. I would highly recommend her as a therapist."

Rating of Counselling for Generalised Anxiety Disorder (GAD):


Paul, 48 from Stockport gave a review of 5/5

14 December 2017

Easy to talk toHelpfulnessValue for Money

"Great listener, always positive when those around you are negative, some great techniques for improving your mood. Karole provided me with clarity on my situation guiding me to a meaningful and lasting resolution. Without doubt I would recommend Karole."

Rating of Counselling for Relationship Problems:


Andy, 42 gave a review of 5/5

30 April 2017

Easy to talk toHelpfulnessValue for Money

"Karole, listens well, is very easy to talk to and is not judgmental. I trusted her straight away. We got to the heart of my issues quickly and then spent time on mechanisms to help me recognise my issues and handle them when they come up. Karole's help has made a significant difference to me. Thanks Karole :-) and thanks to the rscpp for putting us in touch."

Rating of Counselling for Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD):


Greg, 55 from Stockport, gave a review of 5/5 after 6 sessions

20 October 2016

Easy to talk toHelpfulnessValue for Money

"Went in to the first meeting with great trepidation, and was immediately put at ease. Working with Karole never felt like therapy, it was always just so easy. It must have been therapy though because it really worked. I cannot thank her enough."

Rating of for Generalised Anxiety Disorder (GAD):


Anonymous gave a review of 5/5

17 April 2016

Easy to talk toHelpfulnessValue for Money

"I went to see Karole as a fear of flying had escalated, and I needed help to enable me to go on a holiday I had booked. I had been advised to try CBT. Karole made me feel very comfortable, relaxed and very reassured in the fact that I had made a very positive move in seeking help. Through Karole I was able to gain quick access to CBT, was given exercises to practice and tools to help me. I found my therapy sessions a very positive and enjoyable experience, and after 5 sessions was able to face flying to go on a holiday! The fact that Karole offered evening and weekend sessions was very helpful in fitting therapy in around a full time job. I would highly recommend Karole."

Rating of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy:


Emma, 33 from Manchester, gave a review of 5/5 after 30 sessions

11 April 2015

Easy to talk toHelpfulnessValue for Money

"Karole is very much a straight talker which i personally think is a great quality, she has a great sense of humour which makes the sessions with her enjoyable rather than intimidating and I often find myself laughing during sessions with her. She often relates things that you say to her own personal experiences which allows you to feel she understands you on a personal level and It is my opinion that she genuinely cares for each of her clients. I have found that Karole is extremely flexible with her sessions which means that she fits around your life extremely well. Karole also ensures that she always maintains confidentiality and professional boundaries, and she endeavours to remain professionally up to date and often attends additional courses. I would highly recommend Karole as a counsellor as I believe she has helped me move forward in my own life. I hope you come to enjoy your sessions with her as much as I do. It has undoubtably been the best money I have ever spent."

Rating of Counselling for Self Esteem:


Chris, 37 from Cheshire, gave a review of 5/5 after 8 sessions

09 April 2015

Easy to talk toHelpfulnessValue for Money

"Karole is a very experienced and highly qualified therapist. Having visited other therapists, I was surprised at how easy it was to talk to Karole and how quickly she understood my concerns. She is a fantastic listener, incredibly understanding and offers practical and simple ways to work through and deal with problems - big and small. I can't recommend Karole highly enough. She is a fantastic therapist and because of this I have seen extremely positive results in my personal and professional life."

Rating of Counselling for Depression:

Location Detail


My Consulting Address is in easy reach of

Stockport, Royal Oak Industrial Estate, Heaviley, Whitehall Industrial Estate, Whitehill Industrial Estate, Heaton Moor, Heaton Chapel, Bredbury, Demmings Industrial Estate, Cheadle, Heaton Mersey, Reddish, Hazel Grove, Cheadle Hulme, Burnage, Romiley, Ladybarn, Levenshulme, Haughton Green, Bramhall

Nearest Train Stations

  • Stockport (0.4 miles)
  • Davenport (1.3 miles)
  • Woodsmoor (1.5 miles)
  • Heaton Chapel (1.7 miles)
  • Brinnington (2 miles)
  • Reddish South (2 miles)
  • Bredbury (2.2 miles)
  • Hazel Grove (2.4 miles)
  • Cheadle Hulme (2.5 miles)
  • Romiley (2.7 miles)


Wheelchair access: No

Consulting Room Photo

Consulting Room of Stockport Accredited  Counsellor Karole Thomas

Updated 21 January 2019