Felicity Tutton MBACP
Hello and welcome to my profile.
I am an experienced Integrative Therapeutic counsellor working with adults, couples, young people and teenagers (aged 11+).
You may be looking at counselling for many reasons, for example: challenging relationships; family issues; anxiety and depression; bereavement; low self esteem or confidence or perhaps you want to feel more fulfilled in life generally.
I also have training and experience in supporting people experiencing symptoms resulting from early or later life trauma or abuse, for example post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
Counselling can be shorter term, where your aim is to resolve a specific issue or immediate crisis, or longer term, where you can explore issues at greater depth to enable more change. When we first meet, we can talk together about goals you are hoping to achieve.
I offer a confidential and non-judgmental space and will always go at a pace that feels appropriate for you. I see the relationship we build between us in the therapy as providing a safe base from which we can look together at the issues you are bringing. It's not my role to give advice, rather to enable you to gain increased self-awareness, explore new choices, see more positive ways of being and feel increasingly in control.
I also work holistically, believing that as human beings that there’s an inseparable unity between our bodies, minds and emotions. To reflect this, I draw, as appropriate, from: creative approaches; body awareness; mindfulness, sensorimotor psychotherapy and latest findings from neuroscience. I don't want this to be just jargon however, so please ask questions and let's talk about what's helpful for you as an individual.
There will be regular opportunities for us to review how your therapy is going. Endings are an important part of the process and you are always in control of when you finish therapy. However, a desire to end could be for a variety of reasons, so I always encourage you to talk about your thoughts so we can plan together for an ending that is satisfying and supportive to you.
And finally...as an ancient Chinese proverb says,
"A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step".
If you feel ready to step out on that journey and would like to explore possibilities, then I look forward to hearing from you.
Training, qualifications & experience
Qualifications, training and experience:
My qualifications include:
- CPCAB Diploma in Integrative Therapeutic Counselling (core models - Person Centred and Psychodynamic)
- BEd (Hons) in primary teaching
- Post Graduate Diploma in Special Educational Needs (Visual Impairment)
- various short professional courses e.g. working with trauma and abuse; children and adolescents;
autistic spectrum disorders.
I am currently taking further training in Gestalt Psychotherapy at the Metanoia Institute, London. This reflects my commitment both to working relationally and to keeping updated in working with longer term emotional and psychological issues.
I am a member of the following professional bodies:
- BACP (British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists), as a Registered member (MBACP). My application for accreditation with BACP is submitted.
- ACC (Association of Christian Counsellors)
- TAG (Trauma and Abuse Group)
- SCPN (Swindon Counsellors and Psychotherapists Network)
A little more about me.
On my journey as a counsellor, I have gained (and am continuing to gain) much experience both through my private practice and also through being:
- an accredited volunteer counsellor with Willows Counselling Service, Swindon, which offers affordable
counselling in the community.
- a peripatetic counsellor with a Gloucestershire charity offering counselling to young people aged 9 - 21
As a Christian, I enjoy sharing journeys with people from different or from no faith backgrounds. I love diversity and and am often told I have a deep level of empathy and understanding for others. This I believe comes partly from my own experiences of being in therapy, which have been a significant part of helping me work through challenges in my personal life journey.
Previously, I worked as a primary teacher, before moving into special needs education where I specialised in working with young people aged 0 - 18 year with visual impairment. I chose to retrain as a counsellor as I realised that my real passion was in supporting people of all ages in a more holistic way.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Borderline personality disorder
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Panic disorder
- Paranoid personality disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I am also passionate about working:
- With student counsellors needing their own therapy during their training.
- With individuals of any age affected by learning and physical disabilities, impairments etc. I can also offer therapeutic support to the family.
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I offer the first 30 minutes at no charge. This is a chance for you to ask any questions about what you have read here and to share briefly what you are hoping to gain from therapy. It can either be by phone or face to face. Or, if preferred, combined with a first session, meaning our first meeting would be for an hour and a half.
Sessions fees are:
£40 for individuals - 60 minutes
£55 for couples/families - 75 minutes
However, I believe that therapy should be available to everyone, so am able to offer a limited number of day time concessions to those on low income. Please ask about this if it would be helpful.
I accept payment by cash, cheque and bank transfer.
I offer day time or early evening sessions during the week. Counselling usually works best when we can meet on the same day and time each week, although I can sometimes be accommodating if shift work means you need greater flexibility.
Venue information OR further information
I use a comfortable, confidential and professional room (See photo). There is free parking by the building, main bus routes close by, a ramp for easy access and same level cloakroom facility.
Being based in Hucclecote, Gloucester, I am within easy reach from other areas too, e.g. Stonehouse, Stroud, the Forest and Cheltenham.
My contact details:
You are welcome to contact me by phone or email. If I unable to answer immediately, I will return your call or message as soon as possible. I look forward to hearing from you.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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I offer day time and early evening sessions during the week, including early morning. Please get in touch with me to check what I can offer.
Types of client
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