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Thomas is both a registered Dietitian as well as a registered Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapist. He is one of only a few clinician’s to be recognised by private health insurance companies as well as national health services in both the fields of psychology/psychotherapy and nutrition and dietetics.
Having first studied Psychology and Nutrition, then Applied Nutrition and Dietetics at the University of Wales Institute Cardiff, he later completed his PGDip in Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy at Royal Holloway University, London.
Thomas is a registered dietitian with the Health Professional’s Council, the gold standard for nutrition and clinical nutritional advice, as well as the British Dietetics Association (BDA) and the London Eating Disorders Dietitian’s Group. He is also registered as a Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapist with the British Association of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapists (BABCP), the gold standard in the psychological treatment of CBT.
He has worked as a dietitian in a wide variety of areas in medicine as well as a psychotherapist in most areas of mental health. Since 2005, Thomas has developed a special interest in the treatment of eating disorders and disordered eating in both adolescents and adults, completing The National Centre for Eating Disorders Practitioner skills diploma in 2006.
The most common diseases and disorders he works with include; anorexia, bulimia, binge-eating, obesity, diabetes, gastro-intestinal disorders, low self-esteem, personality disorder, depression, anxiety, OCD, abuse and trauma.
Thomas is accredited In Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT) as well as having additional training as a Compassion Focused Therapy practitioner (CFT). The former is a mindfulness based therapy originally aimed at treating personality disorders and impulsive behaviours. The latter being a therapeutic and lifestyle model particularly helpful in treating disorders with high levels of shame and managing ones internal critic.
Having dual qualifications enables him to work insightfully and effectively as a psychotherapist alongside medical and dietetic clinician’s, or as a dietitian alongside medical and psychological clinicians. In some cases he will work as both a dietitian and psychotherapist if all parties involved understand and consent to this practice.
Areas of interest
adults; adolescents; anorexia; bulimia; binge-eating, obesity, diabetes, gastro-intestinal disorders; low self-esteem; personality disorder; depression; anxiety; phobia; OCD; abus; trauma; body dysmorphia; body image;
- Marianne Potgieter
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