BA Hons. FD (Open) Counselling, PGc Superv' MBACP (Accred)
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As an experienced therapist I will provide a safe, confidential, and caring therapeutic relationship in which you will feel emotionally supported while you explore and deal with whatever you want to bring to our sessions. You may have experienced a sudden life change or been told by another health professional that you would benefit from CBT for a specific problem such as anxiety, or depression. You may feel you have lost the old 'you' and not know exactly what you want or need, but feel you must to do something. I work with clients face to face, and through zoom video link and telephone so you can access therapeutic help in whichever way is best for you.
I offer an initial free of charge 30 minute consultation to enable you to find out whether I am the right therapist for you, and if you decide to go ahead, further sessions will last 50 minutes each. We will have regular reviews so that you can ensure you are getting what you need out of the therapeutic process.
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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 have a particular interest in mental health and neurodiversity and I work with people both short term and long term. I 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 4.30pm. I have worked in personal development, mentoring and counselling roles for over 25 years in voluntary organisations such as the Citizens Advice and YMCA (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
Post Graduate Certificate in Clinical Supervision (University of Derby)
BACP Accreditation Status
Advanced Certificate in Online and Telephone Counselling (ACTO Level 2)
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
Adult Safeguarding Levels 1 + 2
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)
BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).
Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).
Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.
Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.
All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.
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
From £45.00 to £60.00
Free initial in-person, telephone or online session
Concessions offered for
Zoom video and telephone work £45 per session
Face to face work £50 per session
Couples/Relationship work via video link £60 per session
When I work
Video link, face to face and telephone appointments available daytime Monday to Friday.