Dr Maria Thompson


  • Fee assured

Specialises in

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

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Dr Thompson is a Registered Counselling Psychologist with the Health Care Professions Council and a Chartered Counselling Psychologist and Associate Fellow of the British Psychologist Society.

Maria has worked with allied professionals, students, psychologists in training and the public in a wide range of settings since 1998. She has extensive clinical experience of providing psychological assessment and treatment for adults, older adults with mental health and forensic histories, that presented with mild, moderate, severe enduring and complex mental and physical health issues.

Maria has worked in statutory and non-statutory organisations in the voluntary, public and private sectors. Her positions have included a University Senior Lecturer, A Consultant / Crisis Services Manager and Head of Psychology within the Female Prison Estate (Medium Secure). She was a psychologist in an Employee Assisted Programme for Council employees. Dr Thompson developed an Older Adult domiciliary service and practiced within the NHS in Primary and Secondary care (GP surgeries and Older Adult In/Outpatients). She 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 2013 she has provided treatment for depression, anxiety, anger, self esteem, chronic pain and fatigue, bereavement and loss, relationship issues, trauma and PTSD following childhood abuse, domestic violence and sexual assault, accidents and operations, infant loss and child birth. Review the website for further experience.

Dr Thompson has recently achieved accreditation with The Foundation of Infant Loss Training to support parents following infant loss during pregnancy and after birth.

Areas of interest

Mental Illness; Panic Disorder; Anxiety; Bipolar Disorder; Depression; Personality Disorders; Psychosis; Dissociative conditions including Dissociative Identity Disorder;

Older Adult Issues; Self Esteem; Self Development; Anger Management; Assertiveness Training; Behaviour Problems, Carer Support; Grief; Loss; infant loss (through termination, miscarriage, still birth, sudden infant death syndrome / cot death and accident) Life Transition; Adjustment Issues; Interpersonal Relationship issues;

Health-related Problems; Pain Management, Relaxation; Sleeping Disorders; Stress Management, Cognitive and Memory function; Palliative Care; Chronic Health Conditions; Rehab / Injury Counselling;

Adult Survivors of Sexual Abuse; Victim of Crime; Bullying, Domestic Violence, PTSD, Self Harm, Suicidal ideation;

Workplace bullying; Occupational Stress

Specialist interests and expertise in the following physical conditions

  • Neurological disorders
  • Oncology
  • Pain management

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Procedures completed

  • AA809

    Psychology session - (5-50)

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