Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update
Due to government policy please note that I am only offering online and telephone counselling at this time which can continue while people are self isolating.
I am an Integrative Counsellor and Registered Member of the BACP.
I began my foundation course in Transpersonal Therapy at CCPE. During this period I realised that for me one type of therapy did not fit everyone's needs and so I moved into Integrative Therapy in order to learn as many disciplines as possible. I studied at CPPD and obtained my Diploma and Advanced Diploma in this field.
I have worked in the bereavement sector with Cruse Bereavement Lambeth and St. Christopher's Hospice in South London. I also had a placement with The Awareness Centre within the NHS seeing clients with many different issues.
I believe that a large part of the therapy work is due to the relationship between client and therapist and the first session gives us a chance to see if I am the right person for you. This session can be a little longer than normal sessions which are always 50 minutes.
Please get in touch with your requirements via phone, text or email and I will respond as soon as possible.
Services I Offer
Face to Face Therapy
Many people like physically coming to therapy sessions and talking in person to their therapist. I offer sessions like this on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday in Berwick-upon-Tweed.
Not everyone is able to physically get to therapy whether this is due to work commitments, distances or difficulties leaving their home. This is why I offer Skype sessions in which a client can still 'meet' me online and have access to counselling. Even though some people find this a strange concept it does work very effectively.
For people who are in areas of poor internet connection or indeed who may not be internet/technology minded I offer telephone Counselling. Again this is very useful for people who cannot easily travel and is still an effective was to access therapy. It can seem strange not to meet a Counsellor in person or see them across a screen but it still provides a safe and supportive space in which to talk.
Foundation Course at CCPE
January 2014 - December 2014
One year course in Transpersonal Counselling and Psychotherapy.
Diploma at CPPD
March 2016 - June 2017
Integrative Counselling Dipoma
October 2016 - June 2018
Completed the ABC Bereavement Course and saw clients both at home and in Cruse for short term bereavement counselling
St. Christopher's Bereavement Service
October 2016 - July 2019
Bereavement volunteer at St. Christopher's Hospice seeing people who have been bereaved.
April 2017 - June 2018
I was a Counsellor with the NHS in Lambeth working alongside The Awareness Centre in which I dealt with a multitude of presenting issues.
Advanced Diploma CPPD
September 2017 - June 2018
Completed a BACP accredited course in Humanistic Integrative Counselling.
Tabitha Therapy Private Practice
September 2018 - Current
I started working privately within my own practice.
New Patients Welcome
Monday & Friday: Skype & Telephone Sessions available
Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday: Face to Face, Skype & Telephone Sessions available
Prices: £50 per session - Due to the current lockdown I am now offering sessions during this time for £30
Concession rates for students available
CS Oct 2019
I had previously had a bad experience with counselling so I was a little apprehensive when we first started but Tabitha instantly put me at ease. Our sessions felt as comfortable as a chat with a friend, but she helped me to recognise patterns of behaviour, and to look at things differently which has helped me hugely. She helped me come to terms with several things and increased my confidence. We had both face to face and Skype sessions, and both worked well. I highly recommend Tabitha as a Counsellor.
HM December 2019
‘When I first met Tabitha she immediately put me at ease and created an inviting and welcoming environment. We continued to work together for nearly 9 months and the experience has been life changing. She enabled me to see things from a different perspective and encouraged me to explore my feelings further. I only wish I’d sought her help sooner and I would highly recommend Tabitha’
LQ February 2020
Tabitha was an incredibly open, relatable and supportive therapist. I feel I have grown so much in myself through working with her and can now reflect on my behaviour and emotional responses with much more clarity. She created a safe space for me to be fully open and confront unhelpful thought patterns, helping me take back control. I feel like a new person and that I have the tools to tackle whatever life might throw at me. It has been a challenging but rewarding journey - thank you so much
"Tabitha is a great therapist! We've worked through my difficulties and I can finally move on. I feel much better and I'm confident that I can deal with my problems in the future".
"Tabitha listened so attentively and helped me reflect on my thinking patterns of behaviour to help me find coping strategies for when times get difficult. I felt she was very knowledgeable and empathetic and would rate the care I received highly. Thank you!".
"The best, I am so excited to move forward. Tabitha has been amazing".
SW Feb 2019
"Thank you for leading me through the journey. Your insight, patience and understanding have made me a better person. I'll always be grateful".
EH April 2019
"I came to Tabitha having gotten stuck in my grieving process and feeling helpless about how to move forward. After a series of sessions I feel I've moved past some of the issues that were holding be back and have learnt new skills and coping mechanisms to help me with my grief in the future. Tabitha approached our sessions as a collaborative exercise, working with aspects of my personality to help me come to terms with my grief in a way that felt comfortable for me".