Fiona M. Mullany BA Hons. FD (Open) Counselling, MBACP (Accred)
If you need someone to talk to about your problems, I will provide a safe confidential and caring therapeutic relationship in which you will feel emotionally supported while you explore whatever issues you want to bring to our sessions. All client work is continuing via video link and telephone for both new and existing clients.
I offer an initial free of charge 30 minute consultation to enable you to find out whether I am the right counsellor for you, and if you decide to go ahead, further sessions will last an hour each. We will have regular reviews so that you can ensure you are getting what you need out of the counselling process.
You may have been told you would benefit from CBT for a specific problem such as anxiety, or you may not know what you want, but feel you need to get things out of your head and talk things through with someone who isn't involved or affected by the issue that's affecting you. Please click on my website above for more information and don't hesitate to email me if you have any questions.
As a fully qualified BACP Accredited counsellor and psychotherapist I have a background in person-centred counselling, Solution Focused Therapy, Cognitive and Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and neuro-linguistic programming (NLP). I work with people in both short term and long term therapeutic relationships and also provide services for Employee Assistance Programmes.
I work in a comfortable dedicated counselling room in Lytham St Annes, with flexible weekday appointments between 8.30 and 3.30pm. I offer an initial free of charge 30 minute consultation to enable you to find out whether I am the right counsellor for you, and if you decide to go ahead, further sessions will last an hour each. We will have regular reviews so that you can ensure you are getting what you need out of the counselling process.
I have worked in personal development and counselling roles for over 15 years in voluntary organisations such as the Citizens Advice Bureaux and women’s aid organisations. I run my own private practice and also work for a major charitable organisation in the Fylde.
“I would recommend the service to anybody who felt they needed this kind of support. It helped me regain my confidence and self-belief.”
“From our first meeting I felt comfortable and safe in the knowledge I could “let it out” without being judged or pressurised in any way – and always came away feeling more positive and stronger. Thank you!”
“It has helped bring closure and focus to my issues and let me have freedom in so many aspects of my life.”
“Without detailing the reasons for my counselling I would like to comment on how very helpful, kind, reassuring and knowledgeable I found Fiona to be. Her endless patience and understanding and guidance has helped me enormously. Our meetings were always held in total privacy in extremely comfortable surroundings.”
“I would certainly recommend the service to my friends. I have felt valued and listened to.”
Massively useful, has helped me a lot moving forward to university.”
“I have to admit to being a little sceptical about counselling at first, how wrong I was… Fiona was so attentive and understanding and made me feel comfortable from the start through various issues. Wouldn’t hesitate to see Fiona again should the need arise.”
Training, qualifications & experience
Fd (Open University) in Counselling
Certificate in Couples and Relationship Counselling
Advanced Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapeutic Skills and Theory
Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
Certificate Understanding Autism
INLPTA Qualified NLP Trainer
INLPTA Master Practitioner
Talking Achievement Coach (West Midlands Secondary Schools Programme)
UK College of Life Coaching Accredited Life Coach
Diploma in Coaching for Business Performance (Newcastle College)
Certificate in Training Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development
How to Work More Effectively with Couples Online
Online and Telephone Counselling
Brief Solution Focused Therapy
Working with Miniatures
Working with Developmental Play
Treating Intrusive Thoughts and The Inner Critical Voice
Asist Suicide Awareness and Prevention
Internal Family Systems
Anorexia – A Person Centred Perspective
Domestic Violence Risk Assessment
Sibling Sexual Abuse
An Introduction to Mindfulness
Pastoral Care (Royal Holloway, University of London)
Training and Development Citizens Advice
Adolescent Mentor - Worcester Mentoring Project
Droitwich Women's Project - Training
Surestart - Training
Fylde Counselling Service
The Carers' Centre (Blackpool)
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
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Aspects of neuro-diversity
Video link and telephone appointments available daytime Monday to Friday.