Fiona Chapman, Counsellor and Supervisor, Reg.MBACP
The Windmill Studio Centre
106 Pembroke Road
Life for everyone can, at times, present challenges and changes that can feel overwhelming and hard to deal with. Sometimes it is difficult to cope and events and life cycles can make us feel differently about the world we inhabit or force us into situations that we struggle to be in. I believe that I can help to provide an opportunity to explore where you are and what troubles you, in an environment that is non-judgemental, safe and confidential.
Working through difficulties can be uncomfortable and challenging and insightful and fulfilling. I believe that helping to create an honest and trusting relationship with you in a warm and secure environment is crucial to helping with whatever you bring to counselling and to allow you to feel respected and heard.
Clients that I have worked with have said they have gained a sense of self-awareness through the counselling process, that has helped them to understand their difficulties. They have gained awareness of how sometimes past and present events or influences have shaped their view of themselves and others which has, at times, lead to destructive patterns of behaviour and thoughts which they have not wanted to acknowledge. The opportunity to talk through these struggles and difficulties has allowed them to look at the possibilities of a better life for them and for those around them.
I believe that counselling is an opportunity to review, heal and repair and I would work in a way that is manageable and feasible for you.
I see the first counselling session as an opportunity for you to decide whether you feel comfortable working with me and for me to find out if I might be the right person to help you. I can work flexibly, offering one session a week initially and either seeing you weekly short term (6-12 sessions) or for longer term work on a weekly or fortnightly basis.
Training, qualifications & experience
Since qualifying in counselling in 2009 I have worked in a variety of Education settings, Hospitals and Counselling Agencies in Bristol and London and am now in private practice in London. As an integrative counsellor I use a variety of theoretical approaches, such as cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), psychodynamic and person-centred therapy. I have also studied creative arts therapies and can use resources such as play and art therapy. As a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) I abide by their Ethical Framework for Good Practice.
I offer supervision or personal therapy to trainee counsellors. My supervision training is in integrative and the transpersonal through the Psychosynthesis Trust. Please contact me for more comprehensive information on my supervision practice and what I can offer.
I have worked with clients from a wide range of cultural and social backgrounds, ages and life experiences. These are some of the struggles my clients have brought to the counselling room:
- Abuse - psychological, physical, sexual, emotional, domestic
- ADS - autism spectrum disorder
- Addiction - alcohol, drugs, gambling, games
- Age stages - childhood, adolescence, partnerships, parenthood, menopause, aging process
- Body dysmorphia
- Bullying - physical,verbal and cyber
- Cultural conflicts and expectations
- Eating disorders
- Isolation and despair
- Life changes - new home, partner, neighbourhood, job
- Loss - employment, loved ones, friendships, income, home
- Mental Health
- Self harm
- Sexual orientation and sexuality
- Suicidal thoughts and actions
- Work related issues - performance, conflict resolution, team building
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Passive aggressive behaviour
My counselling fees are £50 per 50 minute session. The initial consultation session is £45.
If you are unable to attend a session due to illness I would welcome notification at least 24 hours beforehand as this will incur charges which I would have to pass on to you if there is insufficient notice.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|