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Tom Cowan

Tom Cowan

Counsellor in Battle

My name is Tom Cowan, I have been working as a counsellor in Surrey for 16 years. I charge £20 for our first meeting to see if we both think I can help you, I believe this enables people to find out more about counselling at a reasonable cost. if we both decide to continue I charge £40 for one hour sessions usually weekly but I sometimes see people every two weeks. The same time and day is usually best but I am happy to be flexible. I can come to your home at no extra cost if you are local if this is easier for you.

I won't write a long list of issues I have helped people with, instead I'll say I see many people with anxiety related difficulties and I think anxiety is a much bigger "hidden " problem even than depression which is more recognised- try telling your employer you need time off because you are feeling anxious! For most of us how we relate to others, especially the important people in our lives, is our most complex and challenging issue, and when we struggle with this we sometimes use coping strategies which can cause their own problems. These can be useful or get out of control, I'm thinking of alcohol, drugs, spending, gambling, using the internet, over eating, exercise or gym addiction etc etc!
Counselling can help you to safely explore your past to unlock some of the experiences that may be behind these difficulties in a safe supportive setting.

Background & Qualifications

I have worked in the music industry, NHS, and currently also work helping to support carers. I have a Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling (2001) Degree in Anthropology (1983).
I am 56, married and live in Battle in East Sussex

My Specialisms

I have helped people with anxiety and /or depression, obsessive thoughts and panic attacks, relationship issues either individually or as a couple, Autism or Aspergers syndrome.
I also have experience counselling people with hearing difficulties or who are profoundly deaf.

Approach to Therapy & How I Work

My training was mainly psychodynamic, which means being interested in past experiences and how they affect the present. Dynamic means change and I try to explore how our patterns of behaviour and responses are formed and whether it's possible to change those that may be causing problems.

Therapies & Rates

Please note the rates detailed below are there to give you an idea of the therapists standard rates, we strongly advise you contact the therapist for more detailed rates and any offers they may have.

Therapy Appointment Type Rate
Counselling In Person £40 per 60 minutes