Fiona Godfrey MBACP
The Wellbeing Centre
5 New Road
I'm a warm, down-to-earth, experienced counsellor and psychotherapist.
You may be seeking counselling because you're struggling with a life-event or dealing with a crisis, a loss or a decision-making process, in which case I can offer short-term support. Being listened to with care and attention can in itself be a huge help, enabling you to feel understood, to process your feelings and to gain new perspectives on your experiences.
Psychotherapy is usually longer term and offers the opportunity to transform difficulty into a gateway for growth. Psychotherapy can enable you to make fundamental changes to long-held patterns of thinking, feeling and behaving; helping you develop new and more satisfying ways of relating to yourself and others. Psychotherapy can help with feelings of anger, confusion, dissatisfaction, emptiness, frustration, longing and stuckness.
I offer a confidential, non-judgmental relationship in which you will feel safe and respected. I'm a humanistic, integrative counsellor and psychotherapist. For me, 'humanistic' translates as down-to-earth and genuine. 'Integrative' means that I will draw on a range of approaches and interventions as appropriate to you, to help you understand yourself, explore new possibilities and develop more satisfying ways of living. I also draw on 'formative psychology' which makes links between our bodies, feelings and behaviour.
I currently see clients at two different locations. I have my own practice room in Steeple House, Brecon. This is a light, calm, contemporary first-floor space in the centre of town. The Wellbeing Centre in Llandeilo is in a central location with free parking outside. The room in which I see clients is on the ground floor, with level access.
Training, qualifications & experience
I'm an experienced psychotherapist and counsellor, having been practicing since 2012. I trained in psychotherapy at Spectrum, London, a UKCP registered centre for humanistic psychotherapy and training. I also hold a Certificate in Counselling Skills from the Iron Mill in Exeter and a Certificate in Awareness in Bereavement Care (Cruse). My training has included specialist programmes in Working with Anger, Childhood Sexual Abuse, Clinical Skills and Sexuality. I continue my links with Spectrum through ongoing Continued Professional Development and am in regular supervision.
I believe we all have resourcefulness and creativity. I worked for many years in the arts and education and have always held a deep passion for the ways in which people can learn and develop. I trained as a coach and facilitator before becoming interested in the deeper work of counselling and psychotherapy. I've also worked as a bereavement support volunteer for Cruse. I'm happy to talk to those interested about the theoretical frameworks that underpin my practice, which include Gestalt approaches and Formative Psychology.
I'm a registered member of the BACP and comply with the BACP's Ethical Framework in Counselling and Psychotherapy.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Attachment disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
I charge £42 per 50 minute session, with reduced rates available for low wage / unwaged / students.
I am happy to offer Skype sessions once a face-to-face relationship has been established.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Wednesday - Friday 8.30am - 5.30pm
Types of client