Fiona Hancock

Hastings, East Sussex, TN34
07855 077494 07855 077494 Registered / Accredited

About me

-Counselling, psychotherapy and supervision.

I am an experienced counsellor and psychotherapist seeing individuals and couples for both long and short-term work. I work with the whole spectrum of this human experience might bring including depression, anxiety, stress, grief, loss, panic, fear, transition, abuse, relationship issues, feeling of 'there must be more to life', sexuality, spirituality, illness, loss of meaning, crisis, relationship to food, drink, drugs etc. I take into account context, background and experiences that relate to any issue you might bring.

I am currently offering sessions online and by telephone. This method of having therapy may feel strange initially but actually can work remarkably well. I am also now offering outdoor sessions.

I have particular interest in:

- how things get lodged in our body, things that may have not been able to yet be processed, possibly chronic trauma from the past. I work with that tension between the desire to feel free to express our fullest selves and the pull to keep safe and protect.

- all things connected to relating and relationship issues. Between different aspects of ourselves and our relationships to others, partner, family, boss, friends, significant others, colleagues etc. Desire for connection and closeness, need for space and the contortions we can get in, in the dance of human connection or avoidance of it. Affairs, betrayal, separation. I work with couples as well as individuals.

- our relationship to our 'wild' nature, between the wilder and more domesticated aspects of us. I do offer sessions outdoors so do talk to me if this is something you are interested in. However it is not something that ever needs to happen if not appropriate. I also offer 1-off 2 hour sessions. CURRENTLY ON HOLD

I am a member of UKCP and adhere to their professional code of ethics and conduct.

Training, qualifications & experience

Diploma In Integrative Counselling

Diploma in Integrative Psychosynthesis Psychotherapy (please ask if you'd like to know more!)

Diploma in Couples Counselling

Diploma in Supervision

A year's training in 'Wild Therapy' and working outdoors.

A year's training in Embodied Relating

Training in Somatic Experiencing - how trauma is held in the body and worked safely with.

A year's Foundation in Shamanic studies

Experience with wide range of clients with all issues in a variety of settings. This includes many types of diversity and I not only welcome this but am committed to increasing my own understanding and appreciation of impact to lives that difference can have. I consider the context within which one finds oneself and our experience of our identity vital and aim to provide a safe space for you to bring all aspects of yourself to be present and explored if appropriate.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

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.

UKCP

UK Council for Psychotherapy

The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) is a leading professional body for the education, training and regulation of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors. Its register is accredited by the government's Professional Standards Authority.

As part of its commitment to protect the public, it works to improve access to psychotherapy, to support and disseminate research, to improve standards and to respond effectively to complaints against its members.

UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

UK Council for Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

I have particular interest in

- how things get lodged in our body, things that may have not been able to yet be processed, possibly chronic trauma from the past. I work with that tension between the desire to feel free to express our fullest selves and the pull to keep safe and protect.

- all things connected to relating. Between different aspects of ourselves and our relationships to others, partner, family, boss, friends, significant others, colleagues etc. Desire for connection and closeness, need for space and the contortions we can get in, in the dance of human connection or avoidance of it. I work with couples as well as individuals.

- our relationship to our 'wild' nature, between the wilder and more domesticated aspects of us. I do offer sessions outdoors so do talk to me if this is something you are interested in. However it is not something that ever needs to happen if not appropriate.

I work with the whole spectrum of this human experience might bring including depression, anxiety, stress, grief, loss, fear, transition, abuse, feeling of 'there must be more to life', sexuality, spirituality, illness, loss of meaning, crisis, relationship to food, drink, drugs etc

Therapies offered

  • Couples counselling
  • Family/systemic therapy
  • Gestalt therapy
  • Integrative
  • Interpersonal therapy
  • Jungian therapy
  • Mindfulness
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Psychodynamic therapy
  • Psychosynthesis
  • Transpersonal psychology

Fees

Hastings £55 - £65 for individuals

              £65 - £80 for couples

Hastings
East Sussex
TN34

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages None

Accessibility

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair user access

Steep step from pavement plus 3 more steps outside. Therapy room on ground floor. Toilet up one flight of stairs.

Availability

Hastings Mon-Thurs 8am to 7.30pm

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Couples
Groups
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

Supervision

Supervision.

Online supervision
Telephone supervision

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Fiona Hancock

Fiona Hancock