Fiona Spring FdA MBACP (Accred)
The Old Convent
Reflections is the name of my private practice in the centre of Stroud; where I regard each client as worthwhile and unique; my aim is always to provide a professional, discrete, non-judgemental and caring service.
People come to counselling for many different reasons and whatever the complications or distress in your life, counselling can provide a platform for a deep exploration of unresolved inner conflict or it can simply be used as a place to talk through your concerns and to find a more helpful way of understanding yourself and coping with your life.
I genuinely care about the individuality of each person and the difficulties they may face in life; to this effect I have adopted a flexible integrated approach to counselling; which means that I’ve incorporate different therapeutic approaches in order to adapt to each client and their needs. My main training combines Psychodynamic and Person Centred models; however I also incorporate skills from other approaches such as Transactional Analysis, Psycho-education, Solution Focused Therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and EMDR.
I work with individuals or groups and offer either short term or long-term therapy depending upon specific needs.
Training, qualifications & experience
♦ Foundation Degree in Integrative Therapeutic Counselling (FdA) - Gloucester University ♦ Higher Certificate in Substance Misuse Care and Counselling - Gloucester University ♦ Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy MBACP (Accred) ♦ Member of the Association of Christian Counsellors (ACC)
I have extensive experience and training in working with people in recovery from drug and alcohol addiction and a thirteen year background of counselling and supporting clients with many other types of distressing, damaging and emotional problems. I regularly attend further training courses and I'm committed to a minimum of 50 hours per year of Continued Professional Development (CPD) training and learning to increase my knowledge, skills and personal qualities and to keep my work current and relevant.
I am currently in private practice in Stroud, Gloucestershire and was previously employed by The Nelson Trust (a drug and alcohol rehabilitation service based near Stroud) as a Substance Misuse Counsellor.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Attachment disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Child related issues
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
My basic fee is £50 for each one hour session; although concessions may be available to anyone who is unemployed or on a low income. I also offer a free, no obligation assessment appointment.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
I am able to offer daytime and limited evening therapy sessions.
Types of client