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Did bad stuff happen to you as a kid? Have you had traumatic things happen as an adult? Is your past still impacting your life? Do you feel like you should be "over it" by now but the past is still affecting the present?
If you are struggling with relationships, abusive behaviour from others or finding it difficult to cope with life, then these might be trauma responses. This doesn't mean that there is something wrong with you, it means some difficult things may have happened to you.
My name is Fi and I can help you unravel the hurt from past trauma
I'm not your typical therapist. I've been known to drop a well-placed swear word or three, because sometimes life's challenges call for a hearty dose of real talk. My therapy sessions aren't about stiff, clinical conversations – they're about creating a safe space where you can be unapologetically you.
I am committed to supporting individuals on their path to healing and recovery from trauma's devastating impact. Trauma can be an overwhelming and complex experience, affecting every aspect of our lives.. As a skilled and compassionate trauma therapist, I create a safe space where you can explore your feelings, emotions, and memories, guiding you towards resilience, empowerment, and inner strength. Together, we will navigate the process of healing, helping you reclaim control over your life and find hope for a brighter future.
While I specialise in trauma recovery, I work with all sorts of people with all sorts of issues. You don't have to have suffered a trauma to come and see me!
About me and my therapy practice
My journey into counselling was deeply influenced by a personal connection to trauma and challenging childhood experiences. I understand firsthand the courage it takes to confront and heal from these wounds We all need someone to really listen, who won’t be shocked or hurt by our pain. When we are truly heard we can make sense of what has happened to us.
My therapeutic approach is holistic, I recognise that trauma affects the mind, body, and spirit. By addressing all dimensions of your well-being, we can create a comprehensive healing journey. I combine evidence-based therapies, tailored to your specific needs and preferences. Together we can explore the root causes of your trauma, and develop healthy coping strategies. By integrating mindfulness and self-compassion, we will work towards fostering personal growth throughout your healing process.
I prioritise creating a safe and nurturing environment, free from judgment or criticism. I understand the courage it takes to confront trauma, and I honour your journey with empathy and compassion. You will be met with warmth, kindness, and cultural sensitivity, recognising that every individual's experience of trauma is unique. Emotional safety is important so you can feel empowered to explore your trauma, express your emotions, and process painful memories, helping you to be kinder to yourself and enable growth and healing.
My training and experience as a trauma therapist have equipped me to work with various trauma-related issues. Whether you are coping with childhood trauma, PTSD, abuse, loss, or any other traumatic event, I have the knowledge and expertise to support your healing journey. Additionally, I am well-versed in addressing complex trauma resulting from prolonged adverse experiences in childhood. My approach is flexible and tailored to your specific needs, ensuring that our therapeutic work aligns with your individual goals and needs for recovery.
Therapy with me is all about meeting you where you are, without judgment or pretence. I use a humanistic, client-cantered approach that values your unique experiences, strengths, and perspective. I am passionate about client safety and work hard to ensure that healing from past trauma does not result in you being re-traumatised! Together, we'll work to unpack the past, confront the present, and create a path towards a happier future.
As a trauma therapist, I view our work together as a partnership. You are the expert on your experiences, thoughts, and emotions, and I am here to guide and support you. Throughout our sessions, I will actively listen, provide validation, and offer tools to help you navigate challenges as they arise. Together, we will celebrate your progress and work through any setbacks, ensuring that you always feel heard and respected. I believe in your resilience and inner strength, and I am committed to helping you unleash your potential for healing and growth.
My first session
I currently use rooms in both Haslewey Community Centre and The Eaves, in Haslemere. Both of these are quiet and confidential spaces that allow you to explore whatever has brought you to therapy.
I offer both face to face and remote counselling via Zoom.
Let’s make a start. I offer a free initial half hour consultation either on zoom or telephone. It is important for you to meet me without pressure to decide if I am the right counsellor for you.
What I can help with
Abuse, Addictions, Anxiety, Bereavement, Child related issues, Depression, Loss, Menopause, Personal development, Post-traumatic stress, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Spirituality, Stress, Substance Dependency, Trauma, Women's issues, Work related issues
Types of therapy
Brief therapy, Humanistic, Person centred, Phenomenological
Clients I work with
Adults, Older adults
How I deliver therapy
Long-term face-to-face work, Online therapy, Short-term face-to-face work, Time-limited