Fiona Hooper MA(Oxon) Registered Member BACP UKATA

Fiona Hooper MA(Oxon) Registered Member BACP UKATA

Bells Yew Green
Tunbridge Wells


07904 920904

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Bells Yew Green
Tunbridge Wells


07904 920904

About me

I am a trained, qualified and experienced counsellor and therapist with more than 12 years clinical practice and a proven record of helping clients move towards change, growth and development. Clients are referred to me from all walks of life with a range of histories, challenges and difficulties. I work with couples, individuals and groups of all ages. I have extensive expertise in families, young people and children. I work with the terminally ill (including children) and their surviving family members, friends and colleagues.

I am a listed EDA West Kent counsellor with eating disorder expertise and a recommended therapist for Humanistic Integrative Counselling students and trainees. I am an active member of the UKATA Assessment and Accreditation Committee and am familiar with the requirements of professional learning and personal development.

I am a visiting tutor and trainer at numerous registered training establishments in the South East.

I am Founder and senior trainer and facilitator of ParentNet

In addition to counselling and psychotherapy I offer:

*ParentNet - a skills, information and shared learning group for anyone with children in their life. A safe and fun way to learn, share your ups and downs and realise there's no such thing as a perfect parent.

*training to organisations and businesses looking to understand their staff and client communications and behaviour. Utilising my experience and knowledge of Transactional Analysis has proved to be of tangible benefit to both profit and non-profit making enterprises.

* a wide ranging CPD programme for both qualified and student counsellors and therapists.

My private consulting room is suitable for those who wish to use creative and play-therapy resources, as well as offering a more intimate setting. My work is fully supervised. I have enhanced DBS clearance and professional indemnity insurance. I am a member of professional bodies: BACP, UKATA and EATA and work to the ethical guidelines of each.

My ground floor room is easily found by road (with private off-road parking) and by train (Frant station is a 3 minute walk).

In certain circumstances I am able to see clients at their home, work place, hospital, nursing home or educational setting.  An additional fee is charged to cover travelling costs.

You can find out more about me from my Facebook page: Fiona Hooper - Counselling, Psychotherapy and Emotional Support.

I work once a week from a private, ground floor room near Reigate/Dorking.

Training, qualifications & experience

MA (Oxon) Human Sciences
Diploma in Pre-School Practice
Certificate in Counselling Skills
WPF Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling
Certificate in Couples Counselling
Place2Be Child Counselling Training
Solihull Approach Foundation Course
Primary Aged Children with ASD course
Certificate in Transactional Analysis
Transactional Analysis Psychotherapy
Trauma Therapy Training
The Tavistock and Portman Children, Adolescent and Family Mental Wellbeing: Multidisciplinary Practice

Numerous and ongoing courses, seminars, workshops and conferences.


Choosing your Counsellor:

An initial assessment gives you the opportunity to decide whether or not you feel you would like to work with me: I offer a free telephone call (approximately 15 minutes) in advance of initial assessment.

Individuals (1 hour) - £40
Children under 18:
(30 minutes) - £30
Couples and Families (90 minutes) - £55
Group therapy per person (90 minutes) - £20
60 minute session - £60
Course of 10 sessions - £540 (payable in advance)
30 minute session (as applicable to some young children) - £30
45 minute session (as applicable to some young people under 18 years) - £45
Couples and Families:
90 minute session - £90
Course of 10 sessions: £810 (payable in advance)
Group therapy :
90 minute session
In groups of 4-8 - £30 per person
Students and trainees
Please contact me for further information

Course of 5 sessions - £60 (payable in advance)
Pay-as-you-go: £15 per session (subject to availability)
Organisation/business support/training
Please contact me for further information

Please contact me for further information

Missed sessions:
I operate a minimum 24 hour no charge policy. Cancellations "on the day" are charged at full fee unless we are able to agree an alternative mutually convenient time before the next scheduled session.

I believe that counselling and psychotherapy should be accessible to all. Where appropriate I will discuss terms that are affordable and sustainable for all parties.

Further information

Measuring the success of counselling is not an exact science, but many agree that above all it centres on the relationship between the parties. I work in partnership with each client to best meet their individual needs.

These are some of the things some of my recent clients have said about their experience:

" She is like magic, my Fairy Godmother, because half way through I hated you then suddenly I love you again like I did before." (A - aged 11, following a session with his mother)
"I dream to become as skilful, insightful, empathic and potent as you are one day"
"I want to compliment college on the choice of lecturer. Fiona was a delight. She delivered her material in a humble, and clear way. I came away feeling inspired. She did it with grace and style (K - final year Counselling Diploma student)
"I can't sing your praises enough" (mother of 6 year old S)
"Thank you for the family session; this was very helpful and we all feel more united - a happier household"
"It helps me to know someone is there"
"J wishes she could see you for two hours...So pleased she can talk and trust someone outside the family which she would never do and has never done".
"I think you can help/guide our situation in the right direction"
"It has been an amazing time with you and thank you for everything! I will miss you very much!" (teenage boarder from overseas)
"I put it down to your kindness and expertise and in the ways that you helped me to understand why, how and what."
"Many thanks for guiding me out of the forest."
"Thank you for all the fun we had and the things we did together." (J - aged 6, with ASD)
"Thank you for all your help with C.  She has come a long way" (mother of 7 year old, C, with learning difficulites and terminally ill siblings)
"Thank you for helping me with my worries" (A - aged 9, with acute anxiety)
"Thanks to your encouraging support, patience, insight and guidance, I've managed to make some peace with the past, learned to deal better with the present and face the future with less anxiety."
"Thank you for helping me try to be brave.  I'll always remember what you've told me." (E - aged 11, with OCD)
"You have really enabled some very distressed children to gain awareness in safety so that they can move on."
"I am really going to miss you" (O - aged 10.  An selective mute who started to speak after our work)
"You have turned my life from a very dark and lonely place to a place of peace and rainbows."

I work 9am - 9pm Tuesday - Friday and Saturday mornings.

Maps & Directions

Tunbridge Wells, TN3 9AR
Betchworth, RH3 7DJ

Type of session

Online counselling: Yes
Telephone counselling: Yes
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


I work Tuesdays to Fridays from 9am - 9pm and Saturday mornings 9am - 1pm.

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
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