Fiona Riley PGDip Psychodynamic Psychotherapy, BACP
As a Psychotherapist and Counsellor, I work both in private practice in the City, North West London and in the NHS. I am experienced in a wide range of emotional or relationship difficulties working one to one with adults of all ages, cultural backgrounds, genders and sexual orientations offering short term and long term open-ended therapy.
My experience shows me we all have difficult feelings in one form or another whether this be deciding between different career or life paths and or feeling anxious or depressed. It takes courage to acknowledge difficult emotions and then be willing to discuss them with another person. You may feel sad or totally overwhelmed and sometimes those feelings can cause pain and suffering for you and those around you. Life can be stressful and very rarely do we stop and take time for ourselves to explore our thoughts and feelings.
The relationship between therapist and client is very important and an initial appointment will give you an opportunity to talk openly about your concerns and emotions and a chance to experience how we might work together. What you choose to talk about will be heard in confidence and you will be free to talk safely without fear of judgement or blame. I am professional, supportive and empathetic although I will challenge you when appropriate or necessary in order to help you gain insight and to support change.
We will decide together the right way forward and the most appropriate treatment plan for you.
Once work begins, we will meet weekly face to face for 50 minutes on the same day, at the same time and place.
You don’t have to cope on your own. My aim is to support you to understand yourself better and to help you make changes.
Training, qualifications & experience
People come to see me for many different reasons and some of the things I can help with are: depression, anxiety, work related stress, low self esteem, relationships, loss, bereavement, abandonment, sexuality, gender, eating disorders and self harm.
I also work as a Business Consultant and Coach with many diverse and varied organisations ranging from coaching individuals to consulting with start-ups and investment banks.
I have varied life experiences and I enjoyed working within a financial PR business at Board and Managing Director level. I also worked as the CEO of an East End Charity where I now continue as a Trustee.
I trained at WPF Therapy, a leading clinic and institution in London and I am a member of two professional bodies:
- British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
- Foundation for Psychotherapy and Counselling
I participate in continuing professional development programmes including regular supervision.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Borderline personality disorder
- Eating disorders
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Postnatal depression
Fees range from £50-£75 per 50 minute session.
I offer a number of reduced fee sessions for students and individuals who may be retired or on low incomes.
I work in Central London in EC1 and in North West London HA6.
My consulting room in EC1 is in Snow Hill Court close to St Paul’s, Farringdon, Barbican, Blackfriars Stations and Chancery Lane tube station and Thameslink City.
My consulting room in HA6 is in Northwood close to the underground station and local bus routes, within easy access of Harrow, Pinner, Ruislip and Watford.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Types of client