Fiona Beatson Bell Counsellor Registered MBACP ACC accredited
My Counselling Philosophy
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I am a qualified, accredited counsellor, have professional memberships of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and the Association of Christian Counsellors (ACC) and I am based in Andover, Hampshire.
I offer one:one, face:face counselling therapy for those times when you encounter and feel alone in, facing difficulties. I provide the freedom of an independent, trustworthy, confidential space to be listened to at a pace to suit your needs. I work in a collaborative, non-directive, accepting and non-judgemental way to help you gain understanding of your difficulty, supporting you in making and establishing helpful and/or different choices and changes.
Friends and family may be able to listen to your problems and difficulties and yet sometimes having someone independent from those close to us is helpful to navigate a way through a difficult time of life.
Many people come to me for help with experiences of overwhelming and incomprehensible feelings for which there seems to be no explanation such as anxiety, panic, phobias and depression.
My Counselling Model
I am an experienced integrative counsellor, using a framework which incorporates numerous models and interventions of counselling. This framework is 3 phase integrative and holistic, covering all aspects of your life, physical, emotional, volitional, rational, spiritual and relational. I respect a client’s autonomy and right to make their own decisions in all aspects of life. As we are all unique it is important to my counselling therefore I to match interventions appropriately and carefully to your individual needs and that work best for you.
Short Term Therapy
I am able to offer short term therapy which can be specific and goal-focussed counselling. This time limited work can be used explore and manage transitions, difficult emotions or relationships in a work situation such as workplace organisational changes including redundancy, role change, promotion, suspension.
Longer Term Therapy
I also offer longer term therapy with the duration determined by the client and dependent on their needs. These sessions are weekly then as part of ending counselling work become fortnightly then monthly which gives the time and space for changes identified through counselling to become learned, established and habituated, from unhelpful and unhealthy to helpful and healthy.
What To Do
I offer a 50 minute exploratory assessment session which is an opportunity for you to share about your challenging issues and for you to find out if we can work together in counselling and make the start of building a collaborative rapport. Coming to an exploratory session is a big step in reaching out for help, and it is a first positive step.
Training, qualifications & experience
My Qualifications and Training
I am a qualified, registered and experienced counsellor, a member of both the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP) and the Association of Christian Counsellors (ACC) and a fully Accredited member of the ACC. (Accreditation means I have met a professional body recognised standard and level of training and experience).
- BSc (Open)
- HE Diploma in Counselling
- Certificate in Biblical Counselling
- Certificate in Management
Being a member of ACC and BACP means I am bound by their professional code of ethics and as required receive supervision as part of my ongoing professional development.
I work in private practice, with Employee Assistance Programmes and with charitable organisations. Whilst my service has a Christian basis, in accordance with BACP and ACC codes of ethics, I respect the client’s autonomy and right to make their own decisions in all aspects of life, including faith and offer counselling to anyone wishing to explore personal issues. Individuals are referred by GP surgeries, churches, local businesses and through self-referral. I have experience of counselling people on a wide range of problems, counselling both male and female clients of all ages, from students to senior citizens.
CPD including the following topics:
Trauma, Abuse, PTSD, Solution focused brief therapy, Play therapy, Sand tray, Suicide and Risk, Spirituality in counselling, Somatic Orientation and Treatment, Working with Borderline Personality Disorder, Solution Focussed Brief Therapy, Bereavement and Loss, Family Roles, Internal Family Systems.
My experience includes brief and longer term therapy including for Employee Assistance Programmes and national and local charitable organisations .
I have a wide range of experience and issues I have helped clients with include: trauma, post-traumatic stress, anxiety, generalised anxiety disorders, OCD, panic attacks, depression, relationship issues and breakdown with spouses, siblings, colleagues, managers, employees, significant decisions, bereavement and loss, alcohol addiction, work related stress, low self esteem and confidence, abuse (sexual, emotional, physical, mental), decision making, communication difficulties, life changes and transitions.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Asperger's syndrome
- Borderline personality disorder
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Behavioural therapy
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Cognitive therapy
- Existential therapy
- Family/systemic therapy
Exploratory Assessment Session - £20.00 for a 50 minute session
Individual Session - £40.00 for a 50 minute session.
EAP - £40 per 50 minute session (including assessment)
I am able to offer concessions for individuals on a low income, Job Seekers Allowance, Students or Pensioners, Charitable Organisations and Student Counsellors
My clients usually find it helpful to meet weekly, on the same day and at the same time. However, I am able to offer flexible arrangements to fit with work and home commitments.
Parking and a local bus service are nearby at the end of the road (within 50 yards).
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Tuesdays and Thursdays 09:00 - 18:30. Please contact me to confirm availability of your preferred time for an exploratory appointment.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|