Fiona Ball Counsellor (MBACP)
I am a qualified Integrative Counsellor, registered with the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy, providing long-term and short-term therapy at my practice. My practice is based in Binfield which is within easy reach of Wokingham, Bracknell, Twyford and surrounding villages.
Due to the Covid-19 pandemic I am currently working remotely using video calling and telephone counselling.
As an Integrative Counsellor I am able to draw on a range of theoretical models to support our work and make sense of what is affecting you. I work relationally – meaning that our relationship is at the heart of the work. This is an important foundation for building trust and working through the issues that may be holding you back.
Please e-mail or call me to arrange an initial appointment. The first appointment is an opportunity for us to meet, to understand more about you and your needs and whether my support could help.
If we decide to work together we will meet weekly, usually at the same time each week. This might be for a fixed number of sessions, or open-ended. We will discuss this together.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Diploma in Integrative Counselling
- Foundations in Counselling and Psychotherapy
- Introduction to Counselling Skills
- BA (hons) Sociology and Social Policy
- CPD including 'Embracing Shame'
I have worked in the NHS in GP settings in South London, the University of Surrey’s wellbeing service and the Minster Centre Low Cost therapy service. I previously volunteered as a Refugee Mentor at Terrence Higgins Trust.
I have worked and volunteered for a range of health care and community based charities for the past 14 years.
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
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I work with a broad range of clients but have an interest in working with parents and the challenges of parenthood, including becoming a mother or father for the first time. I am also interested in exploring the ongoing demands of being a parent.
I also have a special interest in loss and bereavement.
My counselling fee is £45 for a 50 minute session.
What to expect
The first appointment is an opportunity for us to meet, to understand more about you and your needs and whether my support could help.
If we decide to work together we will meet weekly, usually at the same time each week.
Depending on what you want from counselling, you can decide to meet me for a fixed number of sessions to work on a particular issue, or we can work in an open-ended way if you would like longer term support. We will discuss this together.