Fiona Skene

Bushey, Hertfordshire, WD23 3HE
07395131907 07395131907
Bushey, Hertfordshire, WD23 3HE

About me

Having found yourself flicking through the counselling directory, the chances are you are considering talking therapies. I am an experienced therapist that works with both adults and adolescents.

Both adults and teenagers find themselves in therapy for a vast variety of reasons and finding the right person to talk to can be very daunting in itself and that’s before you have stepped into the therapy room!

Why not start with an email or a telephone conversation to explore what therapy would be like and if it feels comfortable for you.

Training, qualifications & experience

I hold a professional diploma in Gestalt therapy and am a Member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists.

I have over twenty years of experience working with teenagers, families and individuals in various supporting roles as well as being teacher.

Additional Qualification:

  • Diploma in teaching in the lifelong learning sector
  • Education Studies (BA Hons)
  • Social Care (HND)

I also participate in regular continuing professional development, more recently and notably:

  • Adverse Childhood Experiences: Applying Trauma
  • Attachment & Psychotherapy
  • Mental Health First Aid England
  • Working with Sandtray's in Gestalt Therapy

Member organisations

BACP

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

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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.

Therapies offered

  • Gestalt therapy
  • Integrative
  • Mindfulness

Fees

Sessions are 50 minutes long and cost £50

Further information

Taking the first steps to find someone to talk to can be quite daunting especially when life may already feel overwhelming. Sometimes we can feel as though we are being catapulted from one thing to another as we struggle with day to day life, challenges within relationships and falling into the same unhelpful patterns of behaviour.

Making Connections was established to provide a safe, comfortable, non-judgemental and confidential space to enable individuals to explore and make the connections within their own lives. I strongly believe you are the expert of your own life and with support, I believe you can understand your inner-self, raise your awareness and becoming more authentic.

Our work together will move at a pace that is directed by you. You will be encouraged to look at yourself as a whole person, linking your bodily responses with your emotions.  I will help you to focus on the here and now and your immediate thoughts, feelings and behaviour to better understand how you relate to others and to situations. This can help you find a new, positive perspective on problems and bring about changes in your life.

I also use walking therapy, sand tray work and meditation (always with the client's consent and engagement) within the therapy session.

I work with young people and adults.

Imagine
66-70 High Street
Bushey
Hertfordshire
WD23 3HE

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language
Other languages None

Accessibility

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair user access

Availability

Evenings

Types of client

Children
Young people
Adults
Fiona Skene

Fiona Skene