Fiona Lambert Counsellor and Psychotherapist (UKCP)
01245 349445 / 07813873192
As a counsellor and psychotherapist with over 20 years experience of working in private practice
and the NHS, I understand how emotional difficulties can affect every aspect of life; relationships, work, as well as the way you feel about yourself. It can lead to feelings of anxiety, depression, irritability and a general dissatisfaction with life.
For many people the thought of meeting with a counsellor or therapist can be daunting. You might be worried that your problems are not serious enough or you can find no obvious reason to explain why you feel this way. Other people may have a clear idea of why they are struggling but having this knowledge has not prevented them from suffering or behaving in ways which they find unhelpful but keep repeating.
My role is to provide a confidential and secure space to help explore these difficulties and so gain a greater understanding of the underlying causes. This can provide a sense of relief, enable changes to be made and give you a greater sense of control over your life.
Who comes for counselling and psychotherapy?
People come for many different reasons, often when they feel at a crisis point or that things have simply got to change. You may have a particular issue that has been troubling you, a pattern of things that keep going wrong or you may feel a general dissatisfaction with life that you cannot quite explain to yourself.
What happens in the initial consultation?
The first meeting will be opportunity to tell me about yourself, to discuss what has brought you to seek therapy, to get a sense of the way we might work together and for us to explore whether what I offer feels right for you. We will also think about whether short term work focusing on a particular issue or longer term open ended therapy is more appropriate. This is also a time for you to ask any questions you may have.
What happens after that?
I will generally see you on a weekly basis and each session will be 50 minutes though this can be more frequent if needed. I work weekdays and evenings.
Where will this take place?
My consulting room is in central Chelmsford.
Training, qualifications & experience
Psychodynamic Psychotherpist - Westminster Pastoral Foundation
Post Graduate Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling -WPF.
Psychotherapist within the NHS
Psychotherapist for trainee counsellors
Supervisor of trainee and qualified counsellors.
NHS Specialist in Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services working with parents who have anxieties about their children's emotional wellbeing and/or their behaviour.
NHS Specialist working with people with medical/physical health problems
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Borderline personality disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Dependent personality disorder
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Histrionic personality disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship issues
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I have extensive experience in working with people who suffer from anxiety and depression, bereavement and loss and feelings of anger and irritability
I have also worked for many years with parents who are experiencing difficulties in their relationship with their child or in managing/understanding their behaviour.
Additionally I have specialist experience working with people with a medical/physical health problems which affect their emotional well being.
I generally see clients/patients on a weekly basis (although this can be more frequent if needed) for short and long term counselling/psychotherapy.
My fees are :
Individual - 50 minute session - £45
I am a member of the Foundation for Psychotherapy (FPC).
I am registered with the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP).
I have full professional indemnity insurance.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Types of client