Fiona Godfrey MBACP
The Wellbeing Centre
5 New Road
I'm a warm, down-to-earth, experienced psychotherapist and counsellor.
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. Psychotherapy provides a very contained relationship which allows for dialogue, reflection, challenge, insight and experimentation. 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 usually 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. 'Humanistic' means that I will relate to you as a person rather than a set of problems, and that our relationship can be meaningful 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. We will look at how your present-day experiences are linked with your history. I also draw on 'formative psychology' which acnowledges how our thoughts and emotions link with our bodies and our physiology.
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 counsellor and 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 worked as a bereavement support volunteer for Cruse and am currently undertaking post-graduate training in working with boarding school survivors.
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 helping people to learn, change and flourish. 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 own 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 charge £45 per 50 minute session. 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|
Tuesday - Friday 9.00am - 6.30pm
Types of client