Fiona-Jane Thompson- MBACP Registered Counsellor & Therapist
West London Therapy
416 King's Rd
Why counselling and psychotherapy?
When human beings experience difficulties in their adult lives these may be linked to childhood. People may not know why they have problems now, or perhaps specific events, may also contribute to feelings that can be debilitating, including uncertainty, stress, anger, anxiety, depression and isolation. Understandably, a loss of confidence and low self-esteem links with self-criticism that may effect other relationships.
I value that every person is unique. So people's motivations about beginning or returning to counselling and psychotherapy are different. Making initial contact and beginning the process can feel daunting, which is also normal. Good counselling and psychotherapy requires a commitment from both of us. To help with this, my aim is to offer an ethical, safe and confidential space to help us understand and work through your difficulties - so that you may feel more confident and empowered by the process. This may help you become more at peace with yourself and in your other relationships.
Training, qualifications & experience
My extensive NHS career and third sector working experiences help deepen my skills and knowledge as an experienced integrative practitioner. During my five year and MSc level psychotherapy training, I achieved the Metanoia Diploma in Integrative Psychodynamic Counselling and have qualified as a MBACP registered counsellor. I am in the final stages of working towards UKCP registration and abide by my professional code of ethics. My first profession is related to healthcare, which also enriches my experiences of working with people from diverse cultures and backgrounds.
I bring to my clinical work, with adults, my integrative philosophy which offers different ways to think about individual difficulties and concerns. I value negotiating with each client, deciding the best way to develop our therapeutic work. I offer both short term and long term counselling and psychotherapy. Like most professional counsellors and therapists, I have professional indemnity insurance.
I have a particular interest in working with loss. And during my working career, I have extensive experience with the following:
- Low self-esteem
- Bereavements- including infant & child deaths, pets, homicide, suicide
- Relationship struggles
- Past childhood difficulties
- Self-esteem concerns
- Long-term illness
- Sleep disorders
- Existential & spiritual matters
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Attachment disorder
- Carer support
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Panic disorder
- Personality disorders
Other areas of counselling I deal with
- Bereavements- including infant & child deaths, homicide, suicide, pets
My fees start at £60 per session and sometimes I can offer a concessional rate.
An assessment lasts up to an hour. Individual sessions are 50-minutes, normally every week at the same time and day. This continuity can help develop trust and deepen the work.
Please contact me to arrange an initial assessment so that we can see how we might work together.
Diploma Integrative Psychodynamic Counselling
MSc (healthcare related)
My practice is located in a dedicated therapy service with rooms in the King’s Road near Battersea Bridge. There are excellent transport links nearby including:
Buses: 11, 19, 22, 49, 345, 211, 319
Overground: West Brompton, Fulham Broadway, Clapham Junction
Underground: South Kensington, Fulham Broadway
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Weekdays & evenings
Types of client