I am currently offering therapy online and in person.
Are you struggling with important relationships, experiencing anxiety or depression, or finding it difficult to cope with your life the way it is? Perhaps you are struggling to find a way forwards on your own? Are you worried that something more serious is developing, such as generalised anxiety disorder, social anxiety or chronic depression?
Exposure to difficult life situations is inevitable, and so some level of anxiety or low mood affects us all from time to time. However, sometimes these feelings can become more chronic or overwhelming. It can become difficult to process what's happening, and it can feel impossible to then find ways back out of overwhelm.
What's more, having a history of complex or traumatic life experiences can push us more easily into overwhelm and we can stay there for longer. It can feel like there is just no way out.
Psychotherapy provides the opportunity to work through difficult life experiences with a skilled professional. It provides a platform from which to regain a sense of balance, resilience and adaptability. Whereas trying to work through difficulties alone can feel like relentlessly going round in circles.
As a therapist, I work with you to facilitate a process of working through, and can work with you on a range of issues. These can range from relationship issues in the here and now, to complex trauma that has happened in the past.
I have been working in a therapeutic capacity since 2009, and have a Masters degree in Person-Centred Psychotherapy. I am a UKCP registered psychotherapist. I offer counselling and psychotherapy, and I am particularly passionate about supporting women to find their voice, and helping them to work through the complex social norms and expectations they face each and every day.
I believe in working in an LGBTQIA+ affirmative way, to support clients to explore their gender, sexuality, body and identity.
I am also a qualified Executive Coach specialising in supporting women in leadership roles.
Like all UKCP registered psychotherapists, I can work with a range of mental health and psychological issues. I have considerable experience in working with clients who have experienced childhood trauma - whether they perceive it as trauma or count is as 'normal upbringing', and have also spent time researching and writing about women, parenting and shame.
Training, qualifications & experience
I hold a Masters degree in Person-Centred Psychotherapy from Metanoia Institute in London. I run a small but busy private practice, and also work for the mental health charity Mind as a psychotherapist.
My interest in therapy began when I worked for ChildLine as a counsellor. I stayed with ChildLine for around 10 years, before deciding to concentrate on working with adults and studying towards a Masters level psychotherapy qualification.
Before this, I had worked in people management and development for large professional services firms in the corporate sector. I still love helping people to develop professionally, and you can find more information about my Executive Coaching practice at www.fionagregorycoaching.co.uk
I now divide my time between my private therapy and coaching practices and my work with Mind, and focus on supporting individual adults.
I have completed specialist online training in order to provide online therapy.
Registered / Accredited
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.
UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP)
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
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).
This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Concessions offered for
£65 per session
I treat the first session as a trial session, so that we can see if we feel like the right fit for each other.
When I work
My first session begins at 9am and my last session ends at 3.30pm
I work non-diagnostically and therapeutically.
Not sure if working with a therapist like me is right for you? It's natural to feel hesitant about speaking to a therapist for the first time. Visit my website to find out a bit more about how I will support you, or email me to arrange a free 20 minute consultation over Zoom, so we can see whether it feels right to work together.