Fiona Godfrey MBACP

Fiona Godfrey MBACP

Room 11
Steeple House
Steeple Lane
Brecon
Powys
LD3 7DJ

The Wellbeing Centre
Garth Celyn
5 New Road
Llandeilo
Carmarthenshire
SA19 6DB

07889 666159

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Room 11
Steeple House
Steeple Lane
Brecon
Powys
LD3 7DJ

The Wellbeing Centre
Garth Celyn
5 New Road
Llandeilo
Carmarthenshire
SA19 6DB

07889 666159

About me

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 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. 'Humanistic' means that I will relate to you as a person rather than a set of problems, and that our relationship will 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.  I draw on 'formative psychology' which looks at how our thoughts and emotions link 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 with a thriving practice, 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.

Member organisations

BACP

Accredited register membership

Fees

I charge £45 per 50 minute session. I can offer reduced rates for low wage / unwaged.

Further information

I am happy to offer Skype sessions once a face-to-face relationship has been established.

Maps & Directions

Brecon, LD3 7DJ
Llandeilo, SA19 6DB

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None

Availability

Tuesday - Friday 9.00am - 6.30pm

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
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