Fiona Darbyshire Dip MBACP
The journey of life can be challenging at times. From personal experience, I know that counselling can offer you a way forward. I can provide a safe, non-judgemental and confidential space, where the opportunity to talk can help make sense of your problems. Exploring issues together, enables confidence to grow and the change can lead to a more hopeful and clearer future.
I work from an Integrative perspective, which means that I combine several theoretical approaches. In the therapeutic relationship, I include from humanistic, psychodynamic, transactional analysis and cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT). Recognising that each client is unique, I tailor the therapy to meet their individual needs.
I have professional membership with the BACP and I am on their register. I abide by their Code of Ethics and Practice and receive regular supervision for my client work. This ensures I am always working for your benefit and with your safety in mind.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Certificate in Counselling Skills
- Certificate in Counselling Studies
- Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
- Post-Graduate Diploma in Attachment Theory (3 years study)
- Couples Counselling training
I have undertaken additional training to increase my knowledge and understanding of:
Attachment and loss
Trauma and abuse
Releasing feelings through creative arts.
Apart from my Private Practice I presently work for a local charity offering both long and short term counselling. Also, I have worked for a number of years in a Doctor's surgery.
Previously, I have gained over 20 years experience working with children, young adults and families in a range of settings, including schools and colleges. Also, I enjoy working with all ages and for several years have run groups for and with older people.
Previous qualifications include;
BSC(Hons) Institutional Management - 1981
PGCE in Education - 1997
MA in Youth work - 2009
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Internet addiction
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Postnatal depression
Counselling sessions are 50 minutes long.
My fees are: £40.00 Individual and £50 for Couples
I do offer a sliding scale, enabling access for all. Also I offer a limited number at a discounted rate for counselling students.
Please feel free to contact me to discuss the information further.
I have my own Private Practice in Forest Hill, easily accessible by public transport or by car. Free parking is available. I work week days and Monday/Wednesday and Thursday evenings.
An initial meeting may take longer than the 50 minutes, but it is essential to find out your current situation, talk about what I can offer you and agree to whether we could work together. The cost of this initial meeting is £40.00. (Couples £50)
Please call or email me for further information. I hope that you will appreciate that if I am counselling, I will come back to you as soon as I am able to.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Types of client