F. Grant Psychotherapy
Hello, I am Fiona.
I have extensive experience of, and enjoy, working with adults in psychological distress or mental health difficulties, in both university and a variety of NHS mental health settings. Using an integrative approach, I have helped many people with a broad range of issues including Anxiety, Depression, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Phobias, Self-harm, Stress, Worrying, Trauma, Self-Esteem and Assertiveness Skills.
What to expect
I offer confidential, face to face psychological therapy within a supportive, non-judgemental approach. My objective is that we will work together to explore and assess your difficulties to secure a clear understanding of your specific psychological and emotional problems, and related behaviours. Typically by the end of our second session, we will have established that this approach is right for you and that you are comfortable to proceed further.
We will then negotiate goals and plans together, going on to utilise evidence based therapies including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Cognitive Behavioural Analysis System of Psychotherapy (CBASP), with a view to enabling you to realise your goals for improvement or change.
Working collaboratively, our sessions will involve very active, change oriented processes, where you can learn to use new techniques and strategies. Together we will agree on tasks that can help you to implement or test out that new learning in between sessions as you feel able to, whilst utilising your existing strengths and skills.
In this way, the ultimate aim is that you can learn to become your own therapist.
I am available Thursdays.
If you have any questions at all before deciding whether to proceed, please do not hesitate to contact me.
Training, qualifications & experience
Training and qualifications
I have done a variety of training relating to mental health over a long period, including;
- Post Graduate Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapy
- Cognitive Behavioural Analysis System of Psychotherapy
- Master's degree in Advanced Practice – Mental Health
- Honours degree in Applied Social Sciences
- Registered Mental Health Nursing
- Certificate in Counselling
British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies
The BABCP is the lead organisation for Cognitive Behavioural Therapy in the UK.
Membership is open to anyone with an interest in the practice, theory or development of CBT. BABCP also provides accreditation for CBT therapists.
BABCP accredited members adhere to the Standards of Conduct, Performance and Ethics in the Practice of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies, and are willing to be scrutinised in this adherence as required.
Areas of counselling I deal with
£65 for a 50-60 minute appointment.
Accreditation and Regulatory Membership
I am a member of the following accrediting and regulatory bodies:
- British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies – Provisional Accredited Member
- Nursing and Midwifery Council
Here is what some of the people I have worked with have said:
“Seeing Fiona every week was so perfect for me. It was enough time to work on things from our last meeting without forgetting things. There was also a very clear structure to our meetings and I knew where I was going with each session.” Anon.
“Fiona is very patient and very kind. I felt that she was really listening to me with no judgement about how I looked or how I was feeling. At all times Fiona kept me informed as to how the sessions would progress and what I should expect. I was also always given the opportunity to choose what I did or did not want to talk about and I really appreciated that.” Anon.
“I was provided with the tools to understand my own thought processes and reactions to events, and how I could effectively reframe situations so that they did not impact negatively on my mental health. I feel that I am equipped with the necessary tools to manage better my own mental health.” Anon.
If you have any questions before deciding whether to proceed, please do not hesitate to contact me.