About me

Alyss Thomas MSC

I have been practising psychotherapy for over twenty five years.  I say practising, because there is always something new to learn about the human heart, our psyches, how we relate, how we learn, and how we can change. Along the way, I have learned coaching, mentoring, tutoring and teaching skills.

I have worked in both the public sector and private practice. I now work in private practice in order to provide a peaceful and spacious ambience where there is time for you.

I teach on psychotherapy MA programmes, and I offer coaching, mentoring and supervision. I have found teaching to be a very good way to learn my craft more thoroughly over the years. I have been involved in the psychotherapy profession in many capacities. I also write self-help guides and articles.

My qualifications include a Diploma in Core Process Psychotherapy from the Karuna Institute, a Diploma in Group Analysis from the Institute of Group Analysis, and a Master’s degree in Counselling, Training and Supervision from the University of Bristol.   I am a member of the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) and I am accountable to their code of ethics and complaints procedures.

I belong to the Humanistic and Integrative College of UKCP, and my approach is a blend of psychodynamic, integrative and mindfulness models.  I attune to your particular needs in working with you, and I work with each person a bit differently.

You are unique, and I welcome all kinds of people in my practice.  Whatever your age, lifestyle, culture, sexuality or gender – my desire is to see you for who you are and support you to shine.

My Special Interests include

Working with young people

Mental health issues, such as anxiety and depression

Loss, change and grief

Sexuality, gender and identity

Personal growth, spiritual development and transformation

Transpersonal, archetypal and psychospiritual psychology

Writing and Creativity Coaching

Professional Supervision

Therapeutic Coaching