Fiona Godfrey MBACP
The Wellbeing Centre
5 New Road
I'm a warm, down-to-earth, experienced psychotherapist and counsellor.
Psychotherapy offers the opportunity to transform difficulty into a gateway for growth and can help with feelings such as anger, anxiety, conflict, confusion, dissatisfaction, emptiness, frustration, grief, longing or stuckness. Psychotherapy provides a contained relationship; a place of non-judgmental support, dialogue, reflection, challenge, insight and experimentation. New feelings can emerge and new behaviours can form. Changes can be deep and profound; offering new and more satisfying ways of relating to yourself and others.
You may be considering counselling because you're struggling with a life-event or dealing with a crisis, a loss or a decision-making process. You may have hit an impasse, or are feeling in a state of collapse or overwhelm. Counselling can be a short-term process, centering on being listened to with care and attention. This can in itself be a huge help, enabling you to feel understood, to process feelings, gain perspective and find new direction.
As a psychotherapist I can work over a longer time-frame if you wish, which enables deeper change. Having a long-term relationship with a therapist can be a real gift.
I usually see clients weekly to begin with, though we can meet less frequently once our working relationship is established. For clients who wish to work longer term, I'm open to working in blocks, so you can take breaks and return. This can make the commitment of time and money more manageable.
I'm a humanistic, integrative psychotherapist. 'Humanistic' means that I will relate to you as a person rather than a set of problems, and that our relationship can be meaningful and genuine. 'Integrative' means that I'm skilled in a range of therapeutic approaches. We will look at how your present-day experiences are linked with your history. I also draw on 'formative psychology' which acknowledges how our thoughts and emotions link with our bodies and our physiology.
However our work unfolds, your relationship with me will always be confidential, supportive and respectful.
I see clients at two different locations. My practice room in Steeple House, Brecon is a light, calm, contemporary first-floor space in the centre of town. The Wellbeing Centre in Llandeilo is in a central location with free parking outside. It's on the ground floor, with level access.
Training, qualifications & experience
I've been working with clients since 2012. The majority of my work has been in private practice, though I've also worked as a bereavement support volunteer for Cruse. I have a certificate in psychotherapy and counselling from Spectrum in London. http://www.spectrumtherapy.co.uk This was a five year training and included modules in Working with Anger, Childhood Sexual Abuse, Clinical Skills and Sexuality. I continue to engage in regular professional development and supervision at Spectrum.
I also hold a Certificate in Counselling Skills from the Iron Mill in Exeter and a Certificate in Awareness in Bereavement Care (Cruse).
I have specialist training to work ex-boarders and their partners. Attending boarding school represents a significant attachment rupture; from parents, home and siblings. Ex-boarders often struggle with the conflict between privilege and neglect and may have experienced bullying and / or abuse. In adult life, these formative experiences can have a huge impact on self-worth, motivation, intimacy and relationships. For further information see www.boardingschoolsurvivors.co.uk
I worked for many years in the arts and education and have always been passionate about supporting people to learn, change and flourish. I trained as a coach and facilitator before becoming interested in the deeper work of psychotherapy. My decision to train as a psychotherapist was also a response to my own my life-experiences, my self-development journey and my own experiences of therapy. I'm passionate about the value of psychotherapy and maintain a commitment to my personal work.
I'm happy to talk to those interested about the theoretical frameworks that underpin my practice, which draw on Gestalt approaches and Formative Psychology.
I'm a registered member of the BACP and comply with the BACP's Ethical Framework in Counselling and Psychotherapy.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Attachment disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
I charge £48 per 50 minute session. I'm happy to talk about a reduced rate if my fees are out of reach for you.
I am happy to offer Skype sessions once a face-to-face relationship has been established.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Tuesday - Friday 9.30am - 6.30pm
Types of client