Fiona Darbyshire Dip MBACP
The journey of life can be challenging at times. From personal experience, I know that counselling can offer you a way forward. I can provide a safe, non-judgemental and confidential space, where the opportunity to talk can help make sense of your problems. Exploring issues together, enables confidence to grow and the change can lead to a more hopeful and clearer future.
I work from an Integrative perspective, which means that I combine several theoretical approaches. In the therapeutic relationship, I include from humanistic, psychodynamic, transactional analysis and cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT). Recognising that each client is unique, I tailor the therapy to meet their individual needs.
I have professional membership with the BACP and I am on their register. I abide by their Code of Ethics and Practice and receive regular supervision for my client work. This ensures I am always working for your benefit and with your safety in mind.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Certificate in Counselling Skills
- Certificate in Counselling Studies
- Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
- Post-Graduate Diploma in Attachment Theory (3 years study)
- Couples Counselling training
I have undertaken additional training to increase my knowledge and understanding of:
Attachment and loss
Trauma and abuse
Releasing feelings through creative arts.
I run a Private Practice in Forest Hill. Until recently I worked for a local charity offering both long and short term counselling. Also, I have worked for a number of years in a Doctor's surgery.
Previously, I have gained over 20 years experience working with children, young adults and families in a range of settings, including schools and colleges. Also, I enjoy working with all ages and for several years have run groups for and with older people.
Previous qualifications include;
BSC(Hons) Institutional Management - 1981
PGCE in Education - 1997
MA in Youth work - 2009
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Internet addiction
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Postnatal depression
Counselling sessions are 50 minutes long.
My fees are: £40.00 Individual and £50 for Couples
I do offer a sliding scale, enabling access for all. Also I offer a limited number at a discounted rate for counselling students.
Please feel free to contact me to discuss the information further.
I have my own Private Practice in Forest Hill, easily accessible by public transport or by car. Free parking is available. I work week days and Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings.
An initial meeting may take longer than the 50 minutes, but it is essential to find out your current situation, talk about what I can offer you and agree to whether we could work together. The cost of this initial meeting is £40.00. (Couples £50)
Please call or email me for further information. I hope that you will appreciate that if I am counselling, I will come back to you as soon as I am able to.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
I work on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings. Also every day, apart from Monday.
Types of client