Fiona Roskilly-Pond, MA Dip HIP, PG Dip, LLB (Hons), UKCP Reg, BACP.
*I currently have spaces for time limited/short term work*
I work both long-term and short term with clients. I currently have space available for time limited sessions. Working more short term can be sufficient for some clients or it can offer an introduction to the therapy process. Short term work can also enable a more focused approach to longer-term work which can then be done in stages.
Often clients don't know how long they will need or want in therapy but this is something we can think about together in an introductory session.
I have an integrative approach to therapy and my core therapeutic values are humanistic and psycho-dynamic. Integrative means I draw on a number of theoretical ideas rather than follow one strain of thinking. A humanistic basis means I provide a supportive, respectful, non-judgmental environment. Working psycho-dynamically gives value to what is occurring unconsciously and puts these roots in our past experiences.
Phenomenology is a psychological term which means to look at the world through the eyes of the person describing it. This is essential to the way I work: I get to know you and how things are for you. A phenomenological approach means we can start to make sense of how the world is for you, identifying things which pose difficulty or are challenging and we can then move into making sense of your experiences. This is in contrast to thinking objectively, and judging from a place of ‘should’ which only disables movement and growth.
I believe growth comes from a place of shared compassionate understanding.
Please be in touch via email, text or phone (do leave a message) and we can arrange an introductory session. An introductory session is obligation free, it is an opportunity for us to meet and for you to let me know a bit about yourself and what is going on for you, and for you to ask any questions you may have.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have worked with clients on various issues including anxiety, depression, suicidal thoughts, low self-esteem, eating/food struggles, weight management, grief, loss, work struggles, relationship struggles, anger, fatigue, life-long illness, isolation, insomnia, addictions, post-traumatic stress, feeling fed-up or not 'themselves'. I also work with clients who want to explore their internal world and learn more about who they are.
Having completed training with the Bath Centre for Psychotherapy and Counselling (BCPC), I hold a Masters Qualification (MA) and Professional Award (Dip HIP) from Middlesex University. This is a United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) professional qualification, having met the training standards as set by them.
My training had a focus on both experiential personal development and academic theoretical learning. I undertook two placements and set up my private practice. During the seven years of training, was required to be in weekly psychotherapy and private supervision. This means I have great depth of experience of the process of therapy and the importance of professional support as a therapist.
I have previously volunteered and worked as a Psychotherapist in the NHS and as such held an enhanced DBS (CRB) and a clinical licence to practice; I worked 1:1 with patients as well as within an art therapy group.
I am part of a peer support group and attend continued professional development (CPD) courses and workshops on a regular basis. These activities provide professional support, discussion and development.
I am registered as a fully qualified member of UKCP (No. 2011163286). Being on this register gives assurances to clients that my training, through a UKCP training organisation (BCPC), has met the high professional standards as set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA) for Health and Social Care.
I am also a member of BCPC and of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and abide by their codes of ethics and conduct.
I am also currently training in Couples Therapy with Tavistock Relationships.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Gender dysphoria
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
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I charge £40 for a 50 minute session.
My previous healthcare experience includes being a Support Worker for young adults with the National Autistic Society, an Occupational Therapy Assistant and a Medical Secretary within the NHS. During my training, I worked as a Consultant Group Counsellor for a Weight Management organisation where I delivered and facilitated psych-educational groups and as a Consultant Psychotherapist for the NHS seeing patients for therapy referral assessments.
I hold a Law Degree (LLB Hons) and Marketing Qualifications (CIM) and my background includes professional roles within the legal, financial and public sectors. I, therefore, understand the stresses and strains of the corporate environment as well as the pressures of working in the voluntary, and local authority environments.
I hail from the southeast and moved to the southwest in 1999, settling in the Forest of Dean in 2014. I have also travelled to various countries worldwide experiencing different cultures and lifestyles, which have all been a part of enriching my experiences with people.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays
Types of client