Desideratum Psychological And Counselling Services Ltd

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Trym Lodge,
1 Henbury Road

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Dr Maria Thompson: 0117 959 6405

Dr Maria Thompson: 07532 182768




  • Specialising in Older Adults
  • PTSD, Abuse and Trauma
  • CBT / DBT / EMDR
  • Grief Therapy including Infant Loss
  • Medico-Legal Reports
  • Assessments
  • Individual Therapy
  • Clinical Supervision


Desideratum Psychological and Counselling Services Limited was founded by Dr. Maria Thompson on the 18th December 2013. The aim of the service is to provide excellent and affordable psychological care for adults and older adults within the South West and Gwent - South Wales.

All psychological and counselling services are provided by:

Dr. Maria Thompson, BSc (Hons) MSc, Post-MSc Dip., DCounsPsych, CPsychol., AFBPsS.
Consultant Counselling Psychologist / HCPC & BPS Registered Counselling Psychologist.

Psychological and Counselling Services for: Adults, Older Adults, Trainees, Professionals and Employees.

As well as offering the traditional assessment, formulation, therapy and evaluation for individuals interested in therapy for their well being, psychological health or current worries, Dr. Maria Thompson also provides rehabilitation, accepts social services referrals and completes medico-legal reports for personal injury claims, as an Expert Witness within Civil Courts.

For further details please see the Desideratum Psychology and Counselling Services website.

Individual Therapy: (self funding rate only) £90.00 for the conventional 50 minute session
Individual Therapy: £100.00 for 60 minute session
Session after 6.00 pm: £100.00 for the conventional 50 minute meeting

Assessments by quotation
Reports by quotation


Individual Therapy (various approaches)
Online Distance Therapy including EMDR (Zoom)
Telephone Counselling
Clinical Supervision

You are welcome to register with the practice and book your meetings through the Online Diary at:

Dr. Maria Thompson is currently registering with various health insurance providers.


DBT (Dialectical Behaviour Therapy) for the treatment of Borderline Personality Disorder / Traits / or Style.

Specialising in Adults and Older Adults

Psychological treatment for adults and older adults including civilian, military, professional and student.

Trading Since

18th December 2013

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It has made a drastic improvement in general and on my anxiety problems. I got to the root of what was causing the anxiety which was what I wanted to achieve from this.

Client August 2020

It [the service and therapy] was very professional and well-tailored.

Client Nov 2019 - May 2020

My experience of this service was it was incredibly efficient and Maria was very sensitive to all of the issues discussed.

Client May 2020

I felt the service was very personal, friendly and not rushed. Maria listened to my concerns and then worked / planned to address them with great knowledge, confidence, understanding and empathy.

Client Mar 2019 - Jan 2020

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Monday to Friday: 10am - 8pm

Saturday: 10am - 2pm

Sunday: Closed

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