Dr Maria Thompson

Dr Maria Thompson

Psychology 30045688

  • Fee assured
Fee assured

Specialises in

  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Counselling
  • Dialectical behaviour therapy (DBT)
  • Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR)
  • Trauma focused CBT


  • Face-to-face consultations
  • Video and telephone consultations

About me

I have been working therapeutically with individuals, couples and groups since 1998 in a wide range of settings. I have extensive clinical experience of providing psychological assessment and treatment for adults and older adults with mental health and forensic histories, that presented with mild, moderate, severe enduring and complex mental, neurological and physical health issues.

My aim is to provide psychological care for adults and older adults, to reduce distress, improve awareness, connection, functioning and QoL through face-to-face and online counselling and psychological therapy. You can explore and address your concerns safely and will be offered session materials for future reference.

I have worked in statutory and non-statutory organisations in the voluntary, public and private sectors. My positions have included a University Senior Lecturer, A Consultant / Crisis Services Manager and Head of Psychology within the Female Prison Estate Medium Secure. I was a psychologist in an Employee Assisted Programme for Council employees. I developed an Older Adult domiciliary service and practiced within the NHS in Primary and Secondary care GP surgeries and Older Adult In/Outpatients. I gained 5.5 years experience as a Consultant Counselling Psychologist within the prison service and within a low secure private hospital supporting those with complex co-morbid forensic and mental health issues, brain injury and neurodegenerative conditions.

Since qualifying I have undertaken significant training for clinical supervision, therapeutic approaches (CBT, TF-CBT, DBT, EMDR, CFT, CBT-E), expert witness, psychometrics, personality, neuropsychology, Infant loss, addiction and forensic population issues.

Since entering into private practice in December 2013 I have worked with a range of trauma related issues such as PTSD, BPD, complex trauma, adult survivors of childhood abuse, dissociation, suicidal ideation/intent, self-harm, brain injury, personality and relationship difficulties. Presentations have included chronic pain, sleep disturbance, loss including infant loss, life transition and adjustment, stress, challenges with workplace bullying, time management and return to work issues, identity and mood issues such as anger, depression, OCD and anxiety.

Areas of interest

Adults; Older Adults; All forms of Trauma; PTSD; Complex-PTSD; Dissociation; Personality Issues particularly BPD

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Procedures completed

  • AA809

    Psychology session - (>50)

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