Fiona Howard FdSc MBACP
Sometimes life is just overwhelming - often we know what the root cause of the problem is and occasionally we don't. Perhaps you have had a realisation that coping on your own isn't working and talking to someone else could help. Whatever the reason you have landed on my page today, I hope it gives you an insight into what I do.
I'm a person-centred talking therapist based in SW London and I aim to provide you with a safe, private and peaceful place to explore what is going on with you. You will have a confidential space to speak about concerns that maybe you are unable to discuss with anyone else. Rather than offer advice I work collaboratively with you to make sense of your world and help you explore ways of making positive changes.
I work integratively with different approaches. No one size fits all and so I tailor my approach to each individual. No issue is too small and I work in both the short and long term and will be guided by your wishes.
Having faced my own challenges and formed an authentic relationship with my therapist I experienced first hand the power of an empathic, caring, non-judgemental and safe space to explore my feelings. My aim is to offer a similar experience to you.
Training, qualifications & experience
For the last few years, I have been volunteering with Release Counselling in Surbiton and worked with a wide range of clients from many backgrounds, with a broad spectrum of life experiences. I am committed to professional and personal growth through, supervision, personal reflection and continued Professional Development through training and regular supervision.
I have always been fascinated in human nature and behaviour and following careers in marketing and teaching I retrained to be a counsellor.
I am a member of the BACP and am guided by and work within their Ethical Framework.
Qualifications & Professional Memberships
- Member of the BACP
- FdSc Foundation Degree Humanistic Counselling & Psychotherapy from Greenwich University
- NCFE Level 3 Counselling
- Post Graduate Certificate in Education from King Edward's College, Winchester
- BSc Hons Degree in Psychology from UCL, London
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).
This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Free initial Telephone Consultation.
It's important for you to find the right counsellor so I offer a free 30-minute no-obligation initial telephone consultation. During this time we can discuss briefly what it is that has drawn you to counselling and to see if you feel you would like to explore further with me.
Weekdays 9-6pm £60 for 50 minutes
Mornings 7-9am & Evenings 7-9pm £70 for 50 minutes
Fees to be paid by bank transfer before session or in cash.