Fiona Layton Advanced Dip. Integrative Counselling NCS (Accred)
My intention is to provide you with an authentic, safe space in therapy. This is why my empathy, compassion, insight and ability to understand the difficulties that you maybe experiencing, help create a place that allows you to feel comfortable, safe and truly understood. From this space I help you explore the causes and way forward through your current difficulties, break free of unhealthy thought processes – behaviour patterns -and belief systems, and create feelings of relief, healing, empowerment and peace.
What stands out about me is my first hand experience and understanding of the benefits of therapy for anxiety, childhood trauma, grief, emotional regulation and self development. My personal journey through, what included a difficult childhood, challenging family relationships and 10 years of motherhood, is what inspired me to work in the emotional/spiritual and; mental health space. So that along with my academic studies, professional training and therapeutic experience, has allowed me to have the insight, capability, psychological: neurological and biological understanding, empathy, passion and dedication to help others.
I work predominantly with, but not limited to: those experiencing;
Grief and Loss
I also have a particular passion for working with those wishing to, or who have started embarking on a self development, spiritual, authentic living journey. Very much following along the lines of great teachers such as Tara Brach and Ekhart Tolle.
Drawing upon a variety of therapeutic approaches such as: Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Compassion focused therapy, Person Centred psychotherapy, Transactional Analysis, Gestalt psychotherapy, and Mindfulness based therapies.
(NCS) National Counselling Society
How can you begin counselling?
You may feel nervous about contacing me, but please don't worry
- I want to help you find the support you need. I do understand that making the first contact can seem like a big step and it may have been on your mind for a while.
You are very welcome to be in contact with me by email or by phone.
When you get in touch with me you can ask me any question you'd like answered and I also will ask you a little about yourself - why you are considering support and when would be a good time for you to meet for regular sessions in the week . Looking at when we are both potentially free is a good way to start. This would be for an introductory session.
In this session it is a good chance for you to decide whether I could be the right therapist for you. The introductory session lasts one hour and gives us enough time to discuss the opportunity to work together in more detail.
I welcome you to contact me on 07443647604, you are also welcome to contact me by text message or use the 'Email me' link at the top of the page. If I am not available straight away I will get back to you as soon as possible.
Training, qualifications & experience
I hold an Advanced Diploma in Therapuetic Counselling with Heartwood College of Counselling and Psychotherapy. The training was Integrative, which means I have experience of several counselling approaches. The use of the word ‘integrative’ not only describes a fusion of different techniques, it also refers to the integration of all aspects of the personality and needs of the client. This brings awareness of the emotional, rational, behavioural, physiological and spiritual, as they apply to you, delivering a tailor made service to address your evolving needs.
I hold full professional liability insurance.
I am an Accredited Member of the National Counselling Society, this means I work in line with their ethical requirements.
I am committed to ongoing personal and professional development and regularly attend workshops and courses.
I regularly attend both 1:1 and group supervision (as is required by my professional body the NCS) so you can be reassured that I am receiving support in order to fully support you.
Over the past year I worked as a Cancer Care Counsellor with the NHS.
My aim is to give you compassionate support and permission to be fully yourself, however challenging that can be.
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.
National Counselling Society
The National Counselling Society
This Not For Profit association of counsellors and psychotherapists aim to support the counselling profession, members and training organisations.
In 2013 the NCS register was accredited by the Professional Standards Authority under the Accredited Voluntary Register Scheme. 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
I charge £40 per hour session for adults via telephone or video online conferencing.
£60 per hour session for couples counselling via video online conferencing.