Thomas has professional registration as a Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapist as well as a Dietitian. 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 psychological therapy and nutrition and dietetics.
Thomas has training and accreditations in CBT for Eating Disorders (CBT-E) and MANTRA which are the recommended first and second line treatments for adult eating disorders buy the National Institute of Clinical Excellence (NICE 2017). For Children and adolescents Thomas will tend to use the Family Based Model of treatment as recommended by NICE 2017.
Thomas also has training and accreditations in: Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT), Radically Open Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (RODBT), Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT), Compassion Focused Therapy for Eating Disorders (CFT-E). CFT is a therapeutic and lifestyle model particularly helpful in treating disorders with high levels of shame and managing self-attack and criticism.
Thomas has worked as a psychotherapist and dietitian in a wide variety of areas of medicine and mental health. Since 2005 Thomas has worked almost exclusively in the field of eating disorders with both adolescents and adults. He continues to work with both inpatient and outpatient services treating the whole spectrum of severity and co-morbidities common in this field. Alongside anorexia, bulimia and binge eating issues co-morbidities typically include: personality disorders, self-harm, OCD, body image and dysmorphia, anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, trauma based symptoms, psychotic features, diabetes, gastrointestinal disorders and obesity.
Having dual qualifications enables Thomas to work insightfully and effectively as a psychotherapist alongside medical and dietetic clinician’s, or as a dietitian alongside medical and psychological clinicians. In cases where it appears most helpful (e.g MANTRA, CBT-E or CFT-E) he will work as both a dietitian and psychotherapist to support fast and effective change if all parties involved understand and consent to this practice.
Thomas’s role in NHS eating disorders services between 2005-2012 was specifically to support individuals to reduce their clinical risk and support them to avoid lengthy absences from education and inpatient admissions. This skill set alongside his dual roles gives him a broad set of skills to help most individual’s progress with their Eating disorder struggles.
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Having first studied Psychology and Nutrition, then Applied Nutrition and Dietetics at the University of Wales Institute Cardiff, Thomas 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.Tell us if this listing needs updating
£165 / Session