- Phone number
- 07775 601412
- Flexible hours available
I generally work on Thursday and Friday during school hours. I work face to face, online or with phone counselling. Payment can be made with bank transfer.
About me and my therapy practice
Hi, my name is Fiona and I have been working as a counsellor for over ten years. It has been my privilege to work with a wide range of people and young adults through my local GP surgery and in private practice. I know that counselling can feel overwhelming, but at various times in life, it can make a huge and positive difference. I have covered areas such as depression* anxiety* self-esteem* bereavement* childhood abuse and trauma* domestic violence* spirituality *sexuality* identity and image* anger* sexual abuse* arranged marriages* and cross-cultural issues. I would aim to help you to find a path through your troubles that feels comfortable for you, and to help you to keep your dignity while we look at the areas in your life that you want to re-assess. I am available on Thursday and Friday during school hours.
I hold a Certificate of Proficiency in Counselling, am accredited and have been awarded a Foundation Degree in Integrative Counselling with Distinction. I abide by the ethical framework of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists and the Association of Christian Counsellors.
I would be greatly interested in getting to know your story, and in helping you to come to terms with the things you may have been through. Each one of us has a unique perspective on how we cope with life and all it's complexities. My aim would be for us to unpack your life or the parts of it you want to bring to therapy, and to look at them with compassion and gentleness. Sometimes, challenge is required, but my hope would be to bring dignity and hope in any challenge we would embark upon together.
Testimonial: ‘Fiona made counselling accessible to me as I had never had counselling before. She gave me permission to talk about the things that were worrying me in the here and now, but managed to keep track of where we wanted to get to as well. Every time I left I had a sense of progression , after having had a life time of feeling that things were never going to change.’ D, W Midlands.
‘My GP referred me to Fiona due to very strong anxiety. During my time of working with her I first learned how to better cope with the anxiety so it became less crippling and then to understand the traumatic and complex reasons behind these anxieties. Fiona non-judgmentally helped me to put these things into a context and I have come to a point in life where I can understand that some of these anxieties and aftermath of abuse will never go away, but now I can have a better quality of life. During this process Fiona understood exactly what type of therapeutical approach I needed in any given situation and her warmth and compassion made everything better' A, W Midlands.
‘I just wanted to say how grateful I am for all the help Fiona gave me! She provided me with skills and techniques that gave me my freedom back and I cannot thank her enough’ J, Wales
My first session
In my first session with you we would aim to get to know each other and to discuss the issue that is troubling you. It will be a chance for you to ask questions about how I work and how we could work together to help you on your current journey. I also welcome feedback if you do not agree with what I am saying and want to discuss it further. I will require certain details from you like your name and address, what support you have at the moment, and an idea about what you would like from having counselling with me.
What I can help with
Abuse, Addictions, Anger management, Anxiety, Bereavement, Child related issues, Cultural issues, Depression, Eating disorders, Identity issues, Loss, Personal development, Post-traumatic stress, Redundancy, Self esteem, Service veterans, Sexuality, Spirituality, Stress, Substance Dependency, Trauma, Work related issues
Types of therapy
Brief therapy, CBT, Cognitive, Gestalt, Humanistic, Integrative, Person centred, Psychodynamic, Solution focused brief therapy, Systemic
Clients I work with
Adults, EAP, Older adults, Trainee, Young people
How I deliver therapy
Long-term face-to-face work, Online counselling, Short-term face-to-face work, Telephone counselling, Time-limited