Dr Sam Thompson

Dr Sam Thompson

In Tune Psychology

Psychology 30037666


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Specialises in

  • Behavioural Activation (BA)
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Counselling
  • Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR)
  • Family Therapy
  • Mindfulness based CBT
  • Psychotherapy
  • Solution Focused Brief Therapy
  • Trauma focused CBT


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

About me

I’m Dr Sam Thompson, an experienced clinical psychologist, researcher, and educator. I have worked in the field of mental health and wellbeing since 2005, with roles in NHS services, charity and voluntary sector organisations, academic institutions and in private practice.

I have helped people with a wide range of difficulties: depression, anxiety, work-related stress, relationships, grief and loss, and issues related to sexual and gender identity. I have considerable experience of supporting people who have been through past trauma and abuse. I have worked with adults, young people, couples, and families, as well as organisations and teams.

I draw on a range of approaches in my work, and particularly value Compassion-Focused, Acceptance and Commitment, Solution-Focused and Systemic models of therapy. I have undertaken additional specialist training in Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR) and Narrative Exposure Therapy for complex trauma.

In addition to In Tune Psychology I currently work in the NHS, where I am a lead psychologist for staff support at a major London hospital. I am an advisor to The Listening Place, a charity offering support to people in suicidal crisis, and regularly provide their volunteers with supervision and training. I am also a member of the British Red Cross Psychosocial Support Team, working with the Foreign and Commonwealth Office to provide a rapid response to traumatic events overseas, including terrorist incidents, natural disasters, and major accidents.

I came to clinical practice following a career in the policy and academic worlds. After a PhD in social psychology I worked for a leading think-tank and held a number of academic posts,
publishing widely on the psychology of happiness and wellbeing. Although now a full-time clinician, I remain active in research. Recently, for example, I explored the relationship between financial debt and depression as part of a large multi-centre randomised trial funded by the National Institute for Health Research. I am a member of the British Psychological Society Division of Clinical Psychology subcommittee on Public Health and Prevention.

Areas of interest

PTSD and Complex PTSD; Anxiety; Depression; Work-related stress; Relationships; Identity and sexuality

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  • AA809

    Psychology session - (>50)

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