Fiona Chapman, Counsellor and Supervisor, Reg.MBACP
Life for everyone can, at times, present challenges and changes that can feel overwhelming and hard to deal with. Sometimes it is difficult to cope and events and life cycles can make us feel differently about the world we inhabit or force us into situations that we struggle to be in. I believe that I can help to provide an opportunity to explore where you are and what troubles you, in an environment that is non-judgemental, safe and confidential.
Working through difficulties can be uncomfortable and challenging and insightful and fulfilling. Helping to create an honest and trusting relationship with you in a warm and secure environment is crucial to helping with whatever you bring to counselling and to allow you to feel respected and heard.
Clients that I have worked with have said they have gained a sense of self-awareness through the counselling process, that has helped them to understand their difficulties. They have gained awareness of how sometimes past and present events or influences have shaped their view of themselves and others. The opportunity to talk through struggles and difficulties has allowed them to look at the possibilities of a better life for them and for those around them.
Counselling is an opportunity to review, heal and repair and I would work in a way that is manageable and feasible for you.
The first counselling session as an opportunity for you to decide whether you feel comfortable working with me and for me to find out if I might be the right person to help you. I can work flexibly, offering one session a week initially and either seeing you weekly short term (6-12 sessions) or for longer term work on a weekly or fortnightly basis.
I look forward to hearing from you.
Training, qualifications & experience
Since qualifying as a counsellor in 2009 I have worked in a variety of Education settings, Hospitals and Counselling Agencies in Bristol and London and in private practice in London. As an integrative counsellor I use a variety of theoretical approaches, such as cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), psychodynamic and person-centred therapy. I have also studied creative arts therapies and can use resources such as play, art and drama therapy. As a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) I abide by their Ethical Framework for Good Practice.
I have worked with clients from a wide range of cultural and social backgrounds, ages and life experiences. These are some of the struggles my clients have brought to the counselling room:
- Abuse - psychological, physical, sexual, emotional, domestic
- ADS - autism spectrum disorder
- Addiction - alcohol, drugs, gambling, games
- Age stages - childhood, adolescence, partnerships, parenthood, menopause, aging process
- Body dysmorphia
- Bullying - physical,verbal and cyber
- Cultural conflicts and expectations
- Eating disorders
- Isolation and despair
- Life changes - new home, partner, neighbourhood, job
- Loss - employment, loved ones, friendships, income, home
- Mental Health
- Self harm
- Sexual orientation and sexuality
- Suicidal thoughts and actions
- Work related issues - performance, conflict resolution, team building
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Attachment disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Drug addiction
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Feeling sad
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
My counselling fees are £55 for 1 hour sessions. Concessionary/reduced rates are negotiable.
If you are unable to attend a session I require 48 hours notice beforehand. Less than 24 hours notice will incur charges which I would have to pass on to you.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|
Supervision & training
I hold a Diploma in Transpersonal and Integrative Supervision from the Psychosynthesis Trust.