Fiona Astbury Dip. Couns. Registered MBACP (Accred)
17 Cecil Road
Cheadle Hulme Centre
16b Station Road
07582 688 930
Hello, my name is Fiona I am a qualified counsellor who can offer you a calm safe environment to explore your feelings or the difficulties you are experiencing.
Sometimes life can feel to be in such a tangle or an uphill struggle, where it is easy to loose perspective and control of what is happening to you and your life, this can often result in feelings of loss of confidence and self belief.
At these times not only can it feel as if you have lost confidence and belief in yourself, but also in your abilities to take control and make changes in your life. I am a very empathic person and respect each person as an individual.
Through counselling I can offer you a safe environment where you can explore your thoughts, feelings and the choices available to you. I will listen to you without judgement or criticism, my role as a counsellor is not to give you answers or solutions to the difficulties you are experiencing, but to give you time and support to explore your thoughts and feelings, and gain a clearer understanding of yourself and the issues you are finding difficult to cope with.
Training, qualifications & experience
Registered General Nurse
Level 5 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Skills
Certificate in working and living with PTSD
Transactional Analysis TA101
Vulnerable Adults and in Domestic Abuse
I am trained in the Person Centred approach, but I work in an integrative way using the tools which helps to support each individual clients needs.
I undertake regular training to increase my knowledge and enhance my practice, most recent training I have attended include:
- loss and bereavement
- suicide bereavement forum
- integrative ways of working with trauma
- working therapeutically with photos
- an introduction to working with children’s loss and grief
I have experience of counselling clients experiencing many different issues and difficulties. Some of these includes clients experiencing different forms of loss and bereavement, including pet bereavement and loss. I can also offer counselling support to those people whose pet is nearing the end of their life and may feel it would help them to discuss and explore their feelings in adapting to the changes in their life.
I also have experience of counselling clients with learning difficulties.
I have gained a broad experience and knowledge from working at Trafford Wellbeing Counselling Service and Stockport Women’s Centre.
Over a period of 25 years I have worked as a registered nurse within the NHS and as a staff nurse and ward sister at St Ann’s hospice. I have also worked in the community setting with Marie Curie cancer care, caring and supporting patients, their families and caregivers.
I realise that this can be a very daunting time for you and understand that it is important for you to find someone, whom you feel you can trust and develop a working relationship with. I can offer you a 30 minute first consultation session free of charge, so that you are able to meet me and decide whether you would feel comfortable for me to help you through this difficult time. Please don’t hesitate to contact me if you would like to discuss your circumstances with me.
I attend regular training and supervision sessions to support and enhance my knowledge and skills.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Learning difficulties
I offer each new client an initial 30 minute consultation session free of charge with no obligation. This will allow us to discuss your needs and see if we can work together and see if you feel counselling will help you. If you are comfortable with me we can then arrange further sessions
Subsequent sessions will be at a cost of £35 each , (60 minute one to one sessions).
Couples £50 per session
I am able to offer a reduced rate for students, senior citizens and those in receipt of means tested benefits. Please contact me for further details.
I accept payment by cash or cheque
I am a member of the BACP and I commit to working within their professional guidelines.
I hold an Enhanced Criminal Records Bureau Certificate.
I am continually working on my personal development by attending regular workshops and also use regular supervision to ensure that I provide a professional and safe practice for all my clients.
I have a therapy room at 39 Greek Street Stockport, which is within walking distance of Stockport train station, Stockport College and Edgeley shopping precinct.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|