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Fiona is an experienced counsellor (Accredited UKCP) / psychotherapist / EMDR therapist.
I'm passionate about empowering you to overcome your challenges to achieve the life you want.
I offer counselling that is accessible to all groups and communities, including those with neurodevelopmental differences such as autism spectrum disorder (ASD).
As a child and adult therapist, I work integratively using various models of therapy to tailor the therapy to the client. I have found that this works best for my child and adult clients.
I offer counselling for parents to help them to explore issues that they may be having with their children or adolescents. Exploring issues that arise can help find solutions and strategies to begin to maintain a balance within family life. These can be a one-off session or booked as part of a set.
I have extensive experience working with adults, children and young people with autism.
I am trained in DDP (Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy and Parenting) and have a wealth of experience working with families.
EMDR is an evidence-based treatment which is a very successful treatment for trauma and complex trauma. EMDR helps with many issues, including anxiety, phobias, pain, attachment and many other issues. It enables you to reframe beliefs held about situations and reduces the level of disturbance. EMDR is an alternative therapy for people who struggle to talk about how they feel.
I provide both short term and long term therapy within a safe, non-judgemental and confidential space.
Training, qualifications & experience
EMDR Part 1/2/3/4
EMDR - Children - Level 1 & 2 (advanced)
Dyadic Developmental Practice, Psychotherapy & Parenting (DDP) - Level 1/Level 2
Adult Counsellor (Postgraduate Diploma in Psychotherapy)
Psychotherapeutic Counselling with children trained up to Postgraduate level (Accredited with UKCP).
Registered General Nurse.
Transactional Analysis 101
Youth Mental Health First Aid
Mindful Therapy Programme (2015)
Level 1 Mindfulness Training (2016/2017)
Level 2 Compassion Training (2018)
With adults, I have been working in a GP surgery for two years, working with a variety of issues which are listed below.
Additionally, I have experience of working within a large NHS IAPT provider and Employee Assistance Providers.
I have a background in the NHS as a Registered General Nurse. Through my experience as a nurse and a counsellor, I am able to offer sessions around trauma, loss and bereavement.
I have experience of working with children, adolescents and young people in areas such as loss and bereavement, low self-esteem and confidence, family conflict, abuse, anxieties, phobias, anger issues and many more issues.
Issues connected to school such as friendships, peer problems, transition and pressure of exams.
I have provided counselling for a large local autism organisation working with children, adolescents and adults with autism. I have also provided support to parent's.
I have a background working with children, adolescents and parent's around fostering and adoption.
I have worked with schools, post-adoption agencies, solicitors, local authorities and private clients.
Butterfly Counselling was founded by me in 2016 and offers counselling to children, young people and adults. We specialise in providing counselling for people affected by autism spectrum disorder and other neurodevelopmental differences.
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.
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
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Autism spectrum disorder
People affected by physical disabilities
When I work
I offer some late appointments for parent's and adults. My availability is flexible.
When choosing a therapist, it is really important that you choose the right one.
If you would like to work with me, we will set up an initial introductory session.
This will give you the opportunity to find out about the way I work.
I am a member of the UKCP and work within their code of ethics.
I carry professional liability insurance and have been Enhanced DBS checked.