Fiona Graves - Registered MBACP, Dip. Counselling
Hello. I’m a qualified, registered counsellor currently offering video or telephone therapy to adults and young people over 14 years of age. Counselling this way may sound unusual to some of you, but can be just as therapeutic - and sometimes a lot easier to access - than face-to-face counselling.
You may have a specific problem that you’d like to focus on overcoming, or a mixture of thoughts, feelings and memories that are very distressing for you. I work alongside clients struggling with depression, shame, grief and anxiety, among many other issues. Most of my experience is with survivors of sexual abuse or trauma, including PTSD sufferers. I especially enjoy open-ended work, which allows you to explore yourself deeply and to choose when you are ready to leave therapy with me.
What might counselling be like?
Starting counselling may feel daunting to you right now. However, I offer a safe, non-judgemental relationship in which you can explore what’s burdening you and causing you pain. Blending my understanding of several approaches to psychology and talking therapies allows me to work however feels most natural and beneficial for you. We'll move at your pace and focus on what you feel ready for. More than anything, I aim to hold your toughest emotions with you, to challenge you when you need it and to really hear your unique experience, perhaps as no-one ever has before.
What happens next?
Please do get in touch if you’re curious about having counselling sessions with me. I’ll be happy to answer your questions and, if you feel ready, to schedule an initial session where we decide if we’d like to work together. I believe the connection between people is hugely important, so there is no obligation for you to continue with me as your therapist if we don’t feel like the right fit.
Message me today and start receiving the support you need.
Training, qualifications & experience
Registered Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy.
Diploma in Integrative Counselling.
Certificate in Counselling Skills.
Additional training includes:
- Coronavirus Outbreak Adult Wellbeing
- Online and Telephone Counselling
- Understanding Depression and Suicide
- Working with Shame
- Understanding and Working with Attachments
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.
Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.
All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
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).
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Areas of counselling I deal with
£40 per 50 minute session. Half price initial session at £20.
Concessions offered for
Some concessionary spaces available. Please message for more information.