Fiona Burke CTA, Registered Psychotherapist
Most people have times in their lives when things 'don't feel right' and talking to someone qualified, experienced and skilled can really help. Having a space to go where you feel warmly accepted and supported can make a huge difference.
Taking the decision to speak to someone about what's on your mind is a brave one, and it's important that you choose a counsellor or psychotherapist who has the skills, knowledge, and personal approach that's right for you. I am a qualified counsellor, couples' counsellor and UKCP registered psychotherapist, with a proven track record in helping people achieve their therapeutic aims.
I have worked to support a wide range of people through a variety of life issues. I am trained and experienced in working with depression; anxiety; anger management issues; relationship issues; bereavement; sexual abuse; workplace bullying; and general emotional problems. I am also qualified to support people with mental health diagnoses such as bi-polar disorder, and to support people with personality disorders.
I am experienced in helping people to deal with the after effects of traumatic life experiences, whether these relate to one off events or to difficulties which have run on over some time.
I am a qualified and experienced couples' counsellor. I provide couples counselling for those experiencing relationship issues, or for couples who are simply looking for ways to improve and strengthen their relationship and their experiences of being together.
My postgraduate research area relates to eating behaviours and the use of eating to manage difficult emotions. If you have difficulty managing your eating patterns or weight I can work alongside you to explore the possible reasons behind this, provide strategies to help you change your thoughts feelings and behaviours about food, and support any subsequent changes which you might decide to make.
As a Certified Transactional Analyst and registered psychotherapist, it's my experience that people find Transactional Analysis (TA) theory useful in helping to explain how we think behave and feel. This can help when exploring painful issues and seeking to make changes.
I take an integrative approach to delivering therapy and counselling and in addition to my training as a TA therapist, I also draw on current research in psychology, and utilise techniques from other therapeutic disciplines such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Gestalt Therapy, and EMDR.
It would be my job to make sure that you feel supported and listened to in a non-judgemental way. I could be a neutral person in your life with whom you could discuss whatever you wished, without worrying about how that might impact me, whether I will take sides, or view you in a negative way.
Training, qualifications & experience
- UKCP Accredited and Registered Psychotherapist
- Certified Transactional Analyst
- Graduate Basis for Registration (as a Psychology Postgraduate) with British Psychological Society
- Certificate in Couples Counselling and Couples Psychotherapy
- Somatic Trauma Specialist Psychotherapist (Trained with Babette Rothschild)
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Antisocial personality disorder
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Dependent personality disorder
- Domestic violence
- Drug addiction
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Histrionic personality disorder
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic attacks
- Paranoid personality disorder
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Relationship problems
- Schizoid personality disorder
- Schizotypal personality disorder
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Tourette's syndrome
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Eating behaviours including problems with overweight and obesity.
£50.00 to £75.00 per session.
I am happy to speak on the telephone to help you decide if the therapy I offer might be helpful to you.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
I am sorry, my practice is on the first floor and is not wheelchair accessible.
Appointments available through the week. I don't offer weekend appointments.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|