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About me

If you have found your way to this page, there is every possibility that you are looking for help in some way. You may be feeling lost, desperate or just ready to continue with your own journey of self-awareness.  I believe strongly that you have all the knowledge and answers that you need; I have some skills and experience that can enable you to discover them.

You may be finding it hard to cope because of a loss or bereavement. It could be that you are no longer willing to accept patterns of behaviour that negatively impact on your relationships. You might just feel life is too hard and don’t know how to change that.

By entering into a therapeutic relationship, that is safe and supportive, we can try to trace where things started to go wrong, attempt to heal that hurt and by doing so improve your present and future life.

My work is tailored around each individual; you lead the speed and methods of working. At no point would I expect you to do or say anything that you are not comfortable doing. I believe in working towards a place of mutual respect and trust. From that place change is possible.

I am an Integrative Psychotherapist combining many styles and techniques from the Psychoanalytic, Jungian, Humanistic, and Transpersonal fields of psychotherapy.

I place an emphasis on the uniqueness of the human being, together we explore childhood events and traumas and the mechanisms by which each individual protects him/herself during the growing up period, discovering how this affects present daily living.

As well as working in conventional "talking therapy", I also have a tool box of other methods that can be helpful in exploring emotions; these include art, drama, music, movement and Gestalt therapy, body work and Transactional Analysis.

Training, qualifications & experience

I trained at The Institute of Arts and Therapy in Education (IATE), attaining MA (Distinction) in Integrative Arts Psychotherapy. I am an accredited memeber of The United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) and a member of The Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and The British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP). I have regular supervision with a UKCP accredited supervisor.

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.

UKCP

UK Council for Psychotherapy

The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) is a leading professional body for the education, training and regulation of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors. Its register is accredited by the government's Professional Standards Authority.

As part of its commitment to protect the public, it works to improve access to psychotherapy, to support and disseminate research, to improve standards and to respond effectively to complaints against its members.

UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

UK Council for Psychotherapy

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.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

I have specialist knowledge of working with:

  • Bereavement,
  • Divorce,
  • Relationship issues,
  • Trauma,
  • Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and transgender
  • Gender issues

Therapies offered

  • EMDR
  • Existential therapy
  • Gestalt therapy
  • Group therapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Psychoanalytic therapy
  • Transactional analysis
  • Transpersonal psychology

Fees

Additional information

My standard fee in private practice is session is £60 (daytime sessions last one hour, evening ones are 50 mins)

In some cases I can offer subsidised rates.

Availability

Please contact me by email or phone at any time. If I am not available to respond immediately, I will get back to you within 24 hours. I offer daytime and evening appointments.

8 Rutland Square
Edinburgh
Midlothian
EH1 2AS

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Fiona Farley: UKCP Registered, HCPC Registered, BACP Registered

Fiona Farley: UKCP Registered, HCPC Registered, BACP Registered