Fiona Goldman, BACP Registered Counsellor
I love stories. And everyone has a story. Most of us are full of stories, and many of us are bursting to tell them. Do you need to talk to someone? Are you looking for the right person to listen? It can be difficult to decide who the right person will be, so here is a little information to tell you a bit about who I am. I hope it helps:
The jargon is, I am a BACP registered, integrative counsellor, working from a humanistic, person-centred base. What this actually means is that I have been trained in various different modes of counselling, and I will always start with an open mode of hearing what you want, and what you have to say about yourself and your needs, and I will then encourage those needs to shape the way we work together. I will always remember that you are the expert on your life, your experiences, your emotions. And deep within yourself, I believe that you know what you need; you may have become confused about how to find that knowledge, or feel that you are still getting nowhere, and that is where talking, and really being heard, can be powerful tools in helping you to progress with your life in the way that is best for you.
I am fascinated by relationships in general, and I feel that the relationship that you have with your counsellor is a vital part of successful therapy. For it to work best, there needs to be trust, and openness and these may be things that you find difficult at first, but from the right counsellor, you will be able to sense those things being offered, and the counsellor will help you towards your own trust and openness in time.
I offer a free first session to give you a chance to decide if you feel we can work together, so you have as little as possible to lose, and hopefully, plenty to gain. I love stories, and would be honoured with a chance to hear yours.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have an MA and post graduate diploma in counselling from The University of Manchester and a Certificate in Couples & Relationship Counselling from Macclesfield Counselling & Training Centre. I have experience of counselling at Trafford Psychological Therapies; an NHS service in which I met a variety of people, with a diverse range of difficulties in their lives. I was also a counsellor at a men's prison for a year.
I have worked as a midwife, which gave me a privileged view into the lives of people at an important time of change in their relationships and lives. From that experience, I learnt to value individuals’ confidentiality and right to privacy. Having worked as an administrator to various organisations, I also know about the importance of data protection, and I manage clients' details with respect and appropriate security.
I am registered to practice with the BACP and I work within their Ethical Framework for the Counselling Professions. With a genuine fascination for the subject, I engage in further education when time and resources permit and have done courses in group facilitation and Acceptance Commitment Therapy.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Family issues
- Gender dysphoria
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Separation and divorce
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Mid-life and issues of ageing
History of imprisonment and "offending" behaviour/crime
Like many counsellors, I wish I could earn without having to charge fees from my clients. Unfortunately, something about the way we value ourselves and our health does not leave a lot left for counselling, so while I do charge a fee, I try to keep this to a minimum, and I offer low rates for those who need help but are not paid well themselves. We can discuss this at your first appointment if it is relevant to your situation.
Initial session: Up to 50 minutes @ Free
Standard fee: 50 minutes @ £40
Concessions: 50 minutes @ £25-£35 (Negotiable)
- Fledglings flying and empty nests
- Knitting a new life
- Ageing and invisible? Time to be seen... and heard
Wilbraham Holistic Centre is positioned in short walking distance from the centre of Fallowfield, so is conveniently served by many bus routes.
There is on-road parking on or near Wilbraham Road.
The room is on the ground floor, and there is 1 step up to the entrance to the building, and a second into the front door.
The toilet is at ground floor level.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
There is a step up to the front door, then a step up in through the front door. A ramp is available if required.
Appointments last 50 minutes. I am available: Tuesdays: 9am - 4pm; Wednesdays: 6pm - 9pm; Thursdays: 9am - 6pm; Fridays: 9am - 1pm.
Types of client
Supervision & training
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