Chartered Psychologist | Dr Tom Bonser
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Tom Bonser

Tom Bonser

Tom Bonser

Tom is a Chartered and HCPC Registered Psychologist and Certified Schema Therapist offering face to face and online therapy

Personality disorder, self-harm, anger, aggression, shame and relational trauma


Schema Therapy



Online Therapy


Tom is a HCPC Registered Forensic Psychologist who holds Chartered status and an Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society (BPS).


Tom is a certified Schema Therapist with the International Society of Schema Therapy (ISST) who specialises in one to one therapy with adults aged 18 and over. Tom has over 14 years of experience working with adults who present with a range of psychological issues, including personality disorders, complex trauma, self-harm, suicidal ideation, violent ideation and harmful behaviour towards others.


Tom has a particular interest in integrating different therapeutic models to best support individuals to meet the goals of therapy, including Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT).

My Experience

Tom has worked in the public sector for over 14 years, where he has provided individual and group therapies and interventions to adults. This has been to adults over 18, often presenting with difficulties, and behaviours, that have met the diagnosis for a personality disorder.

He is an Academic Supervisor for Cardiff Metropolitan University’s Post Graduate Diploma in Forensic Psychology, on the BPS Register for Applied Practice Psychology Supervisors (RAPPS), an Honorary Tutorial Fellow with the University of Sussex and a Certified Schema Therapist with the ISST.


The experiences over his career has made me a skilled practitioner, with a warm, genuine style that makes others feel at ease. He has a genuine curiosity for learning about people and their experiences, with a strong desire to provide the space for them to grow and learn about themselves, and make the changes they want. His experiences have made him a confident practitioner who is able to contain people’s distress (and anger), and provide the therapy that they seek.

My Training

BSc (Hons) Psychology, University of Southampton


MSc Forensic Psychology, University of Portsmouth


Schema Skills Training, Janis Briedis and Helen Startup


ISST Approved Certification Training Modules 1, 2 and 3, Arnie Reed


Role Taking in Compassion Focused Therapy, Kate Lucre


Dissociation and the Body, Pat Ogden


Introduction to Compassion Focused Therapy, Kerensa Hocken and Jon Taylor


Internal Family Systems Master Class: Experience IFS in Action with Complex Trauma and PTSD, Dick Schwartz


International Personality Disorder Examination (IPDE)


Weschler Adult Intelligence Scale Training (WAIS – IV)


Supervisor Training, Register of Applied Practice Psychology Supervisors

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