Please note: I am unable to take general enquiries until 30th October 2021

About me

Hello, thank you for visiting my page.

I’m Fiona and I’m a Nottingham-based psychotherapist, offering counselling online, over the phone and face-to-face in The Park.

Life can get on top of us all and you might be going through a tough time right now. Although it can be scary deciding you'd like counselling, the process really can help you to get to a better place so you can move forward positively.

You might be considering long-term therapy, or you might just want one session to offload. Whatever you're looking for, I can help; feel free to contact me for a free 20-minute introductory conversation.

There are many different approaches to counselling. I work with adults using a humanistic, person-centred approach. You'll be at the heart of your sessions; I won’t tell you what to do, make assumptions about you, or place expectations on you. Instead, I will support you to find your own answers, being by your side to process and explore your experiences.

It is important to me to establish a warm, compassionate and genuine therapeutic working relationship with you. I encourage you to take responsibility for your thoughts and actions by creating an environment where we can explore your experiences, feelings and concerns together. I can offer you a safe, supportive and confidential space.

Training, qualifications & experience

I have an MA in Person Centred Experiential Counselling and Psychotherapy from the University of Nottingham and I have volunteered at the Human Flourishing Project in Nottingham since 2019.  

Before training as a therapist, I worked in HR for the BBC.  I wasn’t satisfied in the corporate world, and only enjoyed the parts of my job where I could relate to, and help others in some way.

When a life-changing event happened in my personal life, I had a lengthy period of counselling.  Experiencing the benefits of therapy first-hand, combined with my yearning for work to be fulfilling and rewarding, inspired me to re-train as a counsellor.

I have a particular interest and experience in working with clients who have experienced loss and bereavement. I have experience of working with a wide range of clients with numerous concerns, including:
 
Alcohol and drug addiction, adultery, anxiety, bullying, depression, identity, meaning and purpose, loss and bereavement, low self-esteem, personal growth, personality disorders, physical and mental abuse, post-natal depression, PTSD, relationship and interpersonal issues, sexuality, suicidal thoughts, terminal illness, trauma, work and career issues.

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.

NCS

National Counselling Society

The National Counselling Society

This Not For Profit association of counsellors and psychotherapists aim to support the counselling profession, members and training organisations.

In 2013 the NCS register was accredited by the Professional Standards Authority under the Accredited Voluntary Register Scheme. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

National Counselling Society

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.

Therapies offered

Fees

From £40.00 to £50.00
Free initial telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Students
  • Unemployed

Additional information

From £40.00 to £50.00
Free 20-minute introductory telephone or online session

Availability

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

I am currently offering sessions from 5pm - 8pm Monday to Thursday.

Further information

Sessions last 50 minutes.

I charge £50 a session for face-to-face and £40 a session online/telephone

I offer a free online / virtual introductory session for us to meet, discuss what you're looking for and for us to see if we think we'd work well together.

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Organisations

Key details

DBS check

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Online platforms

Zoom
Fiona Barnes

Fiona Barnes