The One Stop Psychotherapy Shop is an online platform which delivers counselling and therapy to clients located anywhere in the world, from highly qualified professionals via a secure high definition video link hosted on TOSPS.com.
We are raising capital so that we can now promote the site across the UK and the world.
Launching in 2014 TOSPS.com has already established itself as a high-quality service provider which can be used by both therapist and clients alike, to date the site has approximately 150 qualified therapists based here in the UK who are all now able to provide mental health care services via the site, to date the site has delivered over 2,600 therapeutic hours to clients.
TOSPS.com is also listed as an approved online mental health care clinic on NHS Choices.
For clients TOSPS.com offers a great way to connect with a councillor or therapist from any location and device anywhere in the world where a Wi-Fi connection can be made, the service is also available 24 hours a day, clients seeking therapy can do so in one of two ways, they can either book a session to take place immediately by locating a therapist or counsellors who is available now, or if they prefer they book a session for a future date and time. In both instances the client is able to engage with a therapist or counsellors prior to booking a session so that they may ask questions in an effort to establish the suitability of the desired therapist.
Because of the nature of our service, our clients are able to source a therapist who can best meet the needs of the specific type of therapy needed, whether that be for depression, anxiety, eating disorders, phobias, life coaching or any other discipline TOSPS.com broad reach means that in most cases specific needs can be met.
For therapists and counsellors TOSPS.com offers a great opportunity to those who wish to expand their practice to a broader client base, this is achieved by the fact that a therapist and client do not need to be in the same location for a session to take place, which allows therapists to take bookings from clients which would have not previously been possible. Additionally, therapists can deliver their sessions without the need of private office space, as a session can be delivered from any location which offers privacy from third parties, such as from home, TOSPS.com offers it registered therapists a virtual online practice.
For both clients and professionals alike TOSPS.com offers the UK’s only secure platform from which online therapy can be delivered via a high quality link and through high definition video, the site has a number of advancements which protect both parties should a connection be interrupted, both parties are able to keep session notes which only they can see and which can be referred back to at any point.
The People behind the Idea:
Bernadette Bruckner Bio
TOSPS Position: Chief Executive Officer & Co Owner
Currently CEO founder of the One Stop Psychotherapy Bernadette has over 30 years of experience working at a senior / director level, working on a number of major initiatives involving new products and innovations. Bernadette has an in-depth understanding of emerging technologies and their commercial applications, as well as international business experience, having conducted business in around the world.
Bernadette has been instrumental in a number of projects/sectors during the last decade. Such as an International Property Development Agent (UK, Eire and the Canary Isles) My role involved the sourcing of clients /purchasers for a number of international businesses engaged in the sale of high end property investments. Opportunities include investment residencies, commercial enterprises e.g. shopping malls, land sales, development properties and nursing homes.
Educated in Ireland:
- Irish Leaving Certificate equivalent to UK A levels.
- 12 subjects to include English language, Gaelic, Maths, Biology, Geography, History of Art, Economics, chemistry, French, History and Arts
- NVQ Level 4 in Management registered at the Institute of Management London UK
- Master financial modular courses level 1 and 2 John Moor university & Brunel university Degree in computer technology
- Estate agency course level 1
Geraldine Rooney Bio
TOSPS Position: Director of Clinical Care & Co Owner
Also, Head of Ireland Operations
Geraldine is currently working as co-owner and Director of TOSPS.com as well as working full time as a Highley respected and qualified mental health care professional, Geraldine is recognised as one of Irelands most respected and experienced Psychotherapists, having gained extensive experience working with some of the most challenges cases within her field.
Over the last three years between running her own private practice and working for Reach Counselling Services, Geraldine has gained experience in development and facilitation of social care groups with people of all ages who were experiencing problems due in part to social economic issues within their community, i.e. Drug / Alcohol culture, low employment area, high level of teen pregnancy, one parent families and domestic violence to name but a few. Elements of Geraldine’s work were to forge links with relevant Statutory, Community and Voluntary Agencies, these relationships will be valuable both for clients and the future endeavours of TOPS.com alike.
Geraldine has been a key part of the development of TOSPS bringing first-hand experience to the proposition, Geraldine will play a vital role in ensuring that’s TOSPS operates at the very highest level of clinical care for its clients.
- Honours Degree in Counselling & Psychotherapy (HETAC-Higher Education
- Training Awards Council Level 8).
- Accredited by APCP. (Association of Professional Counsellors and Psychotherapist Ireland.
- Certificate of Competency in Psychometric Testing, Awarded by the British Psychological Society:
- Tallagh Institute of Technology (ITT) Certificate in Drugs Awareness
- Diploma in Child psychotherapy and Play Therapy
- City & Guilds Certificate in Community Care and Community Care Foundation Management-Hounslow Technical College, Isleworth, London
Richard Fenton Bio
TOSPS Position: Chief Operating Officer
Richard has over 20 years of experience working at a senior level within the financial services sector, primarily within an operational role in the receivables markets. Richard worked for several years as operations Director for one of the UK’s largest receivables management companies Apex Credit Management, taking operations from a team of 40 to in excess of 300 FTE. Post Apex Credit Management Richard moved to Phillips and Cohen and brought their business into the UK from the USA, PCA is now in its 10th year of trading and employs 150 FTE with a turnover of £10 million.
In 2012 Richard worked for 6 month in Dublin as a consultant for KBC bank, advising operations and the banks board on how to deal with the fall out of the 2008 crash, Richard was invited to join the senior management team full time at KBC as a result of the work carried out.
Before joining TOSPS.com as COO Richard was employed as head of Corporate Development at the Zinc Group who are a key partner of TOSPS and have worked closely with the TOSPS board for the last 18 months assisting with business development, infrastructure and development
Richards operational background working with large organisations such as, RBS, BUPA, British Gas, EE, HSBC and Sky places him well on the TOSPS board to help guide the company into the next phase of expansion.
Karen Goodson Bio
TOSPS Position: Training & Compliance Director
Karen has worked as a mental health care professional for over 25 years and joins TOSPS with a broad range of experience both from a patient delivery point of view and as a very experienced trainer within the profession. Currently Karen is employed as the Co-Ordinator, Mental Health Adult Education for Gloucestershire County Council having previously been employed as Curriculum Adviser for Adult Education again for Gloucestershire County Council.
Karen has gained a great deal of experience working within the public sector and as such holds a great deal of experience when working with Local Authorities and the NHS trusts. Karen’s training expertise within the field of mental health care combined with her own working knowledge puts her in an ideal position to oversee the training and compliance needs of TOSP.com.
In the UK, the estimated costs of mental health problems are £70-100 billion each year and account for 4.5% of GDP (source Mental Health Foundation) TOSPS.com is positioned to be the most cost effective and viable solution to both the private sector and the NHS when it comes to delivering treatment to those most at need.
TOSPS.com has is currently in the process of launching a mobile and tablet app to further enhance its capabilities within this space, the app has been developed in partnership with Proxicon and will be ready for live launch in November 2016. The app itself has a number of advanced features which help to assess the needs of the client, so that they can be referred to the most appropriate form of therapy available to meet their needs.
TOSPS.com is also working very closely with the NHS on a project which will see both the site and mobile app being tested using NHS referrals of clients for treatment, this will reduce both cost to the NHS and waiting times for the client. Currently it is proposed that the WM NHS trust undertakes a 3-year trial with the One Stop Psychotherapy Shop.
It is the aim of the One Stop Psychotherapy Shop to become the number one provider of digital mental health care services in the UK within the next three years. Providing high quality and easily accessible mental health services via a network of highly qualified mental health care providers.