Fiona Lambert Psychotherapist and Counsellor (UKCP)
I am a registered psychotherapist and counsellor with over 20 years’ experience of working in both private practice and the NHS. I work with adults of all ages who suffer from a wide range of emotional and mental health difficulties. These difficulties frequently affect personal relationships, your work and inevitably the way you feel about yourself and can lead to feelings of being stuck, overwhelmed and a struggle to cope with life. Sometimes people find it difficult to identify a specific problem and may be confused about what they think or how they feel but do have a sense of something not feeling right. Others do know what is wrong but find they keep repeating the same unhelpful patterns despite their best intentions.
I provide a confidential space in which to explore these problems and so gain a greater understanding of the underlying causes. This can help you to make sense of yourself, to make changes and find more satisfying ways to live your life.
The Initial Consultation
This first meeting is generally a longer appointment up to 90 minutes. This gives us the time for me to hear more about you and the difficulties that have caused you to seek help at this time and for you to get a sense of the way I work and whether it feels right for you. At the end of the appointment we can discuss what would be helpful going forward and time for any questions you may have.
Each session will be 50 minutes and will be on the same day and time each week. The frequency of sessions will be discussed in the initial appointment and can be one to three times a week depending on need and personal circumstances.
The fee is £55. I work weekdays and evenings.
My consulting room is in central Chelmsford.
Training, qualifications & experience
Psychodynamic Psychotherapist (WPF) - Westminster Pastoral Foundation, London.
Post Graduate Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling -WPF.
Diploma in psychodynamic counselling - WPF
Developing Supervision Skills (BPF) British Psychotherapy Foundation
Experience and Practice
Training therapist for trainee counsellors
Supervisor of trainee and qualified counsellors.
Therapist in psychological service for patients with medical/physical health problems such as cancer or trauma following the birth of a baby.
NHS Specialist in Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services working with parents who have anxieties about their children's emotional wellbeing and/or behaviour.
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.
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
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I have extensive experience in working with people who suffer from anxiety and depression, bereavement and loss and feelings of anger and irritability.
I have specialist experience working with people with a medical/physical health problems which affect their emotional well being such as cancer, MS, infertility and trauma following birth of a baby.
I have also worked for many years with parents who are experiencing difficulties in their relationship with their child or in managing/understanding their behaviour.
I work Monday - Friday and offer early morning, daytime and evening appointments. I am currently offering sessions via telephone and Zoom.
I am a member of Foundation for Psychotherapy and Counselling (FPC) and registered with the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP).
I have full professional indemnity insurance.