Dr Fiona Dobson, MBACP
07508 602 809
I am an Integrative Transpersonal Counsellor working in Macclesfield, Cheshire. We can all feel the need for some extra support during difficult times and counselling can help you work through your issues, with somebody by your side, and free you to make different choices for yourself. I do not believe that you need 'fixing' as that would mean not accepting you as you are and the potential that you hold. Therefore, I give place to the difficulties you are facing as I see them as a valuable part of what is trying to be seen and understood. I strongly believe that engaging in counselling is time well spent on yourself and on your development.
How I work
I offer you a confidential, compassionate and safe space where you can explore your issues in your own time. I work psychotherapeutically, which means that I place an emphasis on the therapeutic relationship that we co-create. I am trained as an Integrative Transpersonal counsellor and working integratively means that I draw on different psychological and therapeutic approaches to suit your specific needs. We can look at your past and how that has shaped you, what you are experiencing in the present or what might need developing to prepare you for the future.
The Transpersonal aspect means anything that allows us to get in touch with the deeper soulful part of ourselves, that part that gives our life meaning, making it rich and deep. Working transpersonally is about taking time and paying attention to all the many things that make up your life. Therefore, I will work with you beyond what is immediately present and strive to help you discover what can make your life feel whole and fulfilled.
Please feel free to contact me directly, via the links on this page, to explore how I might be able to help you, or, to ask any further questions you have. To help you decide if I am the right person for you to work with I offer an initial free 30 minute consultation.
Training, qualifications & experience
I trained at Re-Vision, in London, and hold a Diploma in Integrative Transpersonal Counselling. I am a Registered Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and adhere to their Code of Ethics.
My private practice is in Macclesfield, Cheshire, and I currently have availability to see clients during some days and in certain evenings. I also work as a qualified counsellor at Beacon Counselling in Stockport, a charitable organisation that provides an accessible counselling service to young people and adults.
Prior to training as a psychotherapeutic counsellor I worked for a large multi-national company in a senior role. I had the privilege of managing global teams, working with diverse cross-cultural teams as well as coaching and mentoring on several Leadership and Development programmes. Therefore, I have experience of working with people from a range of different backgrounds and cultures in both my previous career and through my counselling work.
Diploma in Integrative Transpersonal Counselling - ReVision (www.re-vision.org.uk)
Ph.D St.George's Medical School, University of London. BSc. Hons University of Aberdeen
Areas of counselling I deal with
Initial Consultation: Free
I offer an initial free 30 minute consultation session to see how it might feel for us to work together and to chat through what you are looking to achieve from therapy. You can use this session to ask me any questions, to explore what you might like to change and any hopes or anxieties you may have about around engaging in a therapeutic relationship.
Subsequent Sessions: £40 (for a 50 minute session)
If you decide that you would like to work with me, to get the most out of our work together, it is best to arrange regular weekly sessions. I can work with you on a short-term basis (normally 6 - 12 weeks) or we can engage in longer-term work to explore more complex issues and to allow for deeper therapeutic work to take place. If you are unsure what is the best approach for you that is not an issue - we can discuss what might work for you and start with an initial 6-8 sessions and, following a review, decide if you wish to continue to work with me on deeper issues.
I work from Duke Street in Macclesfield, which is within easy walking distance of the train station (7 mins.) and the bus station (3 mins). There is a (pay) carpark opposite my counselling room.
I do not work with young people under the age of 16. I do not work with Couples; however, I will work with individuals one-to-one on relationship issues.
"Until you make the unconscious conscious it will direct your life and you will call it fate"
Maps & Directions
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