Fiona Scott Thompson BA (Hons). MNCP Senior Accreditation. MBPsS.
You have probably been thinking about finding a counsellor for a while and wondering how to pick the right one for you.
The main qualities to look for in a counsellor are ethical practise, compassion, knowledge and skills.
Plenty of varied experience will also give you confidence in their abilities.
Counselling has been my passion for many years.
It is immensely satisfying to help someone gain insight and mental freedom.
My qualifications in psychology and counselling enable me to work with a variety of skills and techniques, and lessons I have learned from life and from others help me to work with a variety of people.
I have worked in many areas of psychological health over the last 20 years, and helped many people to regain a sense of control and satisfaction in their lives.
People I have worked with tell me I am calm and understanding and they have found peace, confidence and insight and been able to move forward in their lives.
I provide counselling from a humanistic and integrative basis.
I use a variety of models and tools to help people fulfil their potential.
Each individual will receive a tailored experience to fit with their needs.
Every individual will receive respect, compassion and understanding.
I work with people with all types of emotional distress.
Some people are experiencing grief and loss, some have suicidal ideas, some are worn down from coping with long term health problems which cause loss of confidence. Men and women of all ages who are struggling with long or short term problems.
I have 20 years of experience in counselling and helping people.
I worked for an NHS service for many years and became concerned about the very long waiting lists.
I set up a private practise so that when someone has the courage and energy to ask for professional help or support they can get that help quickly.
I provide telephone, Skype and face to face counselling.
It is a milestone to realise that it is time to ask for help. It takes courage to make the call, I understand how that feels, so you can also text me if you have questions.
Please look at my website for more information about me.
There is also a map on the website
Training, qualifications & experience
BA (Hons) Psychology
MBPsS - Graduate Member British Psychological Society
Adv Diplomas Counselling and Group work
MNCP Senior Accreditation
Person centred counselling.
Solution focused therapy.
EFT Emotional freedom technique.
Dual Diagnosis Certificate
I have taught Yoga and Counselling.
I worked in a Substance Misuse Service for 17 years.
I have run groups and done individual work with people who were abused in childhood.
I also worked for Samaritans for many years.
I have over 50 years experience of living with health problems and can provide help with many aspects of coping with stress and illness.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Carer support
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Drug abuse
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Skin Disorders ( Eczema, Psoriasis, Acne)
Face to face in counselling rooms £45 for 55 minutes.
Telephone counselling £35 for 55 minutes.
Skype counselling £45 for 55 minutes.
I have an arrangement for people in financial difficulties.
I can offer weekly and fortnightly sessions.
I am happy to do single sessions if that suits your needs.
I do free initial consultations by phone (20 minutes).
Face to face initial consultations cost £20.
Part of this fee is invested in supervision and further professional training and development.
Payment at end of session or before prearranged phone session, please.
We can arrange a time to speak at your convenience, Tuesday to Thursday up to 7.00pm. Saturday until 6.00pm.
Online banking available.
Cash and cheque accepted.
I have experience of working with people with alcohol problems, anxiety, depression, suicidal thoughts, chronic health issues, childhood abuse and work related stress.
I understand how difficult it can be to make the initial contact.
At the moment I work Monday, Thursday and Friday, with limited availability on Saturday.
You can text, ring or email me with any questions.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Monday, Friday, Saturday in counselling rooms. With limited availability on Saturday. Tuesday to Saturday telephone counselling up to 7pm.
Types of client