Dr Fiona Barlow
There are times when we feel we have difficulties that are hard to sort out on our own. Although you may have a wide circle of family and friends, they may be too close to you or even part of the problem; so talking to me as an independent Counsellor can provide an opportunity to explore things and make sense of what is happening. Counselling is confidential so you can safely express your feelings and talk about what troubles you. The aim of counselling is to try and help you sort out and untangle your feelings and worries.
There are many reasons why someone might want to come to counselling such as depression, stress, anxiety, bereavement, relationships, work, anger or simply just feeling lost. Whatever your reason for coming, as an counsellor I am trained to help you explore your issues and to help you to work out ways of living your life more positively and constructively.
Taking the first step to seeking counselling may sometimes seem confusing and difficult. I offer a free, 30 minute 'taster' session where we can explore what you would want from counselling and how we could work together towards this. My private practice is in Portchester, easily reached from Fareham, Waterlooville, Cosham, Gosport and close to the motorway from Portsmoth, Havant and Southampton.
My practice is ICO registered and fulfils the requirements of the GDPR 2018
Training, qualifications & experience
PhD - Bournemouth University
WPF Certificate in Counselling Supervision
BTec Professional Diploma (Dist) in Applied Psychospiritual Psychotherapy
BTec HND Counselling (Dist)
Combined Certificate in Counselling Skills and Therapeutic Counselling
MSc. - Southampton University
City & Guilds 7306 Teaching Certificate
BA (Hons) Social Sciences - Nottingham Trent University studied at Southampton Institute
MEMBERSHIP OF PROFESSIONAL BODIES
Accredited member of British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy
United Kingdom Register of Counsellors
British Sociological Association
International Society for Complementary Medicine Research
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.
Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.
All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
I offer daytime and evening appointments