Fiona Macbeth, MSc, MBACP
Blackheath Complementary Health Centre
184-186 Westcombe Hill
10 St Johns Parade
(44) 7711 540531
Anxiety, low self esteem, depression, relationship issues..... Life throws a lot at us and we don't always have time or the opportunity to talk things though before they seem to spiral out of control. Stress, not taking care of our diet and well being, difficulty sleeping can add to this feeling of being overwhelmed.
I can offer you the time and space to explore why you feel the way you do, whether that is anxious, stressed, depressed, or simply unhappy and unfulfilled.
It may be some new situation is causing you problems, or that deja vu feeling when a new experience seems linked to something you have experienced before. It can be some early seemingly forgotten bad experience is causing you to act in a certain way, or have difficulties with certain people. Work pressure and difficult relationships can make us feel isolated and unable to cope.
I can meet you in comfortable counselling rooms in Blackheath or Sidcup at a time convenient to you and we can start addressing what has brought you to this point in your life.
I don't have all the answers to your problems but you do, and together we can work to find them.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have worked for many years at a managerial level in a corporate environment, so I understand the stresses of employment and modern living.
I studied Therapeutic Counselling for three years at the University of Greenwich in which I have a Masters of Science with Merit. (MSc).
I am currently the counsellor in a college for the performing arts, helping clients with a range of issues including anxiety, self-esteem, injury and disordered eating. I also present workshops regularly to help with stress management and mental well being.
Previously I was a counsellor in a boys school for a year working through a variety of issues including gang violence and male identity. I also ran a film project for troubled teenagers for three years to help them with isolation and communication issues.
I am a qualified CRUSE bereavement counsellor and have worked with people of all backgrounds and ages.
I have also worked with private clients with a variety of health and relationship issues.
I am a registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP).
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Antisocial personality disorder
- Attachment disorder
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Borderline personality disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Child related issues
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship issues
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I work with a range of performers specialising in anxiety, low self esteem and psychological recovery after physical injury.
Clients normally pay cash for the first session, you can continue to pay in this way or there is a 5% discount for paying in advance for the next five sessions by bank transfer. I normally contract for six sessions at a time with clients, then review.
I am happy to discuss fees by email or on the phone.
I can also meet clients in Sidcup on request.
I can also offer appointments on Saturday mornings.
My preferred method of working is integrative counselling, which means I use a range of approaches depending on the requirements. I have a strong grounding in attachment theories which focus on experiences in childhood affecting us in later life.This involves discussing these experiences and working towards a greater understanding of how the impact on development and current behaviour. A key part of being able to facilitate this is developing a good working relationship, which is open and honest and, at times, challenging. I also find Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) effective for clients with low self esteem and anxiety, and I am also practiced in short term focused therapy and moving self criticism to self-compassion. Sometimes I use diaries, writing and drawing to aid this process.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
I mainly work on Wednesday and Thursday evenings, but can offer Friday or Saturday mornings
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|