Fiona Macbeth, MSc, MBACP
The Deborah Ubee Trust
20 Egerton Drive
Blackheath Complementary Health Centre
184-186 Westcombe Hill
Most people spend more time trying to find out how their mobile phone works than their mind. I can offer you the time and space for you to explore why you feel the way you do, whether that is anxious, suffering panic attacks, or simply unhappy and unfulfilled.
It may be some new situation is causing you problems, or that deja vu feeling when a new experience seems linked to something you have experienced before. It be some early seemingly forgotten bad experience is causing you to act in a certain way, or have difficulties with certain people. Work pressure and difficult relationships can add to this, making us feel isolated and unable to cope.
Life throws a lot at us and we don't always have time or the opportunity to talk issues through before they seem to spiral out of control. Difficulty sleeping and bad bad diet add to this.
I can meet you in comfortable counselling rooms in Greenwich or Blackheath at a time convenient to start addressing what has brought you to this point in your life.
I don't have all the answers to your problems but you do, and together we can work to find them and make sense of what is going on. Understanding is the key to managing anxiety and depression and leading a fuller life.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have worked for many years at a managerial level in a corporate environment, so I understand the stresses of employment and modern living.
I studied Therapeutic Counselling for three years at the University of Greenwich in which I have a Masters of Science with Merit. (MSc).
I worked as a counsellor in a boys school for a year working through a variety of issues including gang violence and male identity. I also ran a film project for troubled teenagers for three years to help them with isolation and communication issues.
I am a qualified CRUSE bereavement counsellor and have worked with people of all backgrounds and ages.
I have also worked with clients with a variety of health and relationship issues.
I am a registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP).
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Antisocial personality disorder
- Attachment disorder
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Child related issues
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
I do not ask clients to pay for the first session in advance, but it you want to continue after this initial assessment I ask clients to contract for a series of six sessions and then review.
I can discuss fees by email or phone, but the Blackheath counselling appointments are slightly more expensive than Greenwich because of room hire costs.I can also meet clients in SIdcup on request.
I mainly work evenings but can also offer appointments on Satruday.
My preferred method of working is integrative counselling, which means I use a range of approaches depending on the requirements. However, I have a strong grounding in attachment theories which focus on experiences in childhood affecting us in later life.This involves discussing these experiences and working towards a greater understanding of how the impact on development and behaviour in later life. A key part of being able to facilitate this is being able to develop a good working relationship, which is open and honest and at times challenging.Sometimes I use diaries, writing and drawing to aid this process.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
I offer evening sessions and also on Saturdays
Types of client