Fiona Darbyshire Dip MBACP

Fiona Darbyshire Dip MBACP


07754 748892

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07754 748892

About me

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:

Relational Mindfulness
Attachment and loss
Sexual issues
Trauma and abuse
Money Matters
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

Member organisations



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.

Further information

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

London, SE23

Type of session

Online counselling: Yes
Telephone counselling: No
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None

Types of client

Older adults