I am currently offering therapy online and in person. If we decide to work in person, we will follow some COVID guidelines so that we both feel safe.
Are you struggling with important relationships, experiencing anxiety or low resilience, or finding it difficult to cope with your life the way it is? Perhaps you are struggling to find a way forwards.
Exposure to difficult life situations is inevitable. However, having the opportunity to work through difficult life experiences can not only be healing, but it can also support us to regain a sense of resilience and adaptability. Without acknowledging and working through difficulties, bouncing back from them can, naturally, feel incredibly difficult.
As a therapist, I work with you to facilitate this process of working through, but with you taking the lead and pointing to the areas in your life that most need attention.
I have been working in a therapeutic capacity since 2009, and have a Masters degree in Person-Centred Psychotherapy from Metanoia Institute in London. 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
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
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Free initial online session
Concessions offered for
£65 per session
I offer a free 20 minute Zoom consultation so that we can see if we feel right for each other.
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.