Fiona Godfrey MBACP
The Wellbeing Centre
5 New Road
I'm a warm, down-to-earth, experienced psychotherapist and counsellor.
Psychotherapy provides a very contained relationship which allows for dialogue, reflection, challenge, insight and experimentation. Psychotherapy offers the opportunity to transform difficulty into a gateway for growth and can help with feelings such as anger, conflict, confusion, dissatisfaction, emptiness, frustration, grief, longing or stuckness. New feelings can emerge and new behaviours can form. Changes can be deep and profound; offering new and more satisfying ways of relating to yourself and others.
You may initially be considering counselling because you're struggling with a life-event or dealing with a crisis, a loss or a decision-making process. You may have hit an impasse, or are feeling in a state of collapse or overwhelm. 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. While counselling can be a short-term process, as a psychotherapist I often work with clients over a longer time-frame, as this enables deeper changes to form. I usually see clients weekly to begin with, though we can agree to meet less frequently once our working relationship is established.
I'm a humanistic, integrative psychotherapist. For me, 'humanistic' translates as down-to-earth and genuine. 'Integrative' means that I draw on a range of approaches and interventions that can help you feel enlightened, self-aware and more understanding of your patterns. I draw on 'formative psychology' which looks at how our emotions and mental states are linked with our bodies and physiology. We will also look at how your current experiences of yourself are linked with your history.
Fundamentally, I offer a confidential, non-judgmental, supportive relationship in which you will feel safe and respected.
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, having been working with clients 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've also worked as a bereavement support volunteer for Cruse.
I believe we all have resourcefulness and creativity, far greater than we often know. 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. My decision to train as a psychotherapist also came from my life-experiences and my own self-development journey. I'm passionate about the value of psychotherapy and maintain a commitment to my personal work.
I'm happy to talk to those interested about the theoretical frameworks that underpin my practice, which draw on 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 currently charge £42 per 50 minute session, increasing to £45 from 1st September 2017. I can offer reduced rates for low wage / unwaged.
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