Hi, my name is Abbie Fearn, I am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy and a qualified Person-Centred counsellor. Being a member guarantees I have the recognised qualifications required and that I work proficiently and professionally within their ethical framework which ensures you are protected and receive a safe quality service. I also hold personal indemnity insurance and an enhanced DBS check.
Having volunteered at various non-profit organisations and GP practices, I have had the privilege of working with the most extraordinary clients, who have through therapy, grown in self-awareness and excelled in their own self-confidence. This level of experience has provided me with an in-depth valuable knowledge and understanding that enhances the level of support I offer.
I now work out of my own private practice, Oak Park counselling services. Here I offer a safe haven for anyone who is in need of support and a place where clients are encouraged to explore their emotions and how they present in the here and now. I offer support in such issues as anxiety, abuse, bereavement including loss of self, low self-esteem, hoarding, alcohol and substance misuse, relationship issues and many more.
How counselling could help you
As a person-centred therapist, I provide an environment that is free from judgement and assumption and instead a place that is safe, confidential and empathic. It is my belief that offering this environment will help you explore any issues you are facing and together, we can work through those issues and establish a sense of empowerment and positive mental well-being.
I understand from personal experience that finding a counsellor can be difficult and may even feel over-whelming. However, I would like to reassure you that, there is always help and support available that is right for you.
What to expect on your first session
Within the first session, we can discuss the reasons that brought you to therapy and how you are feeling and experiencing your emotions in the here and now. I will explain about confidentiality, including your rights as a client and how I work as a therapist. We will jointly establish a working agreement, setting out preferred methods of communication and your expectations of therapy. What we discuss in the sessions is down to you. They are your sessions and I will work at a pace that suits you. There are no right or wrong answers in therapy, it is about you and your experiencing of an event and/or situation.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
- Diploma in Mindfulness for Children
- Diploma in Children's Psychology (working towards)
- Certificate in Counselling Skills
- Mental Health First Aid
- Working creatively to support autistic clients
- Working with Bereaved parents
- Working with Bereaved clients
- Prevention of self harm in children/young adults
- Pre-Bereavement training (Woodlands hospice)
- Critical Incident Support
- Working with addiction
- Working with the Unconscious
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Individual counselling - £40
Telephone/Skype session - £35
Couples counselling - £70
Students with valid I.D - £35