Fiona Spring FdA MBACP (Accred)
Reflections is the name of my private practice based in Hempsted, Gloucester, just 10 minutes walk along the canal from Gloucester Quays. I regard each client as worthwhile and unique; my aim is always to provide a professional, discrete, non-judgemental and caring service.
People come to counselling for many different reasons and whatever the complications or distress in your life, counselling can provide a platform for a deep exploration of unresolved inner conflict or it can simply be used as a place to talk through your concerns and to find a more helpful way of understanding yourself and coping with your life.
I genuinely care about the individuality of each person and the difficulties they may face in life; to this effect I have adopted a flexible integrated approach to counselling; which means that I’ve incorporate different therapeutic approaches in order to adapt to each client and their needs. My original training combined Psychodynamic and Person Centred models; however I also incorporate skills from other approaches such as Transactional Analysis, Psycho-education, Solution Focused Therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and trauma related therapies.
I work with individuals or groups and offer either short term or long-term therapy depending upon specific needs.
Training, qualifications & experience
♦ Foundation Degree in Integrative Therapeutic Counselling (FdA) - Gloucester University ♦ Higher Certificate in Substance Misuse Care and Counselling - Gloucester University ♦ Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy MBACP (Accred) ♦ Member of the Association of Christian Counsellors (ACC)
I have extensive experience and training in working with people in recovery from drug and alcohol addiction and a seventeen year background of counselling and supporting clients with many other types of distressing, damaging and emotional problems. I regularly attend further training courses and I'm committed to a minimum of 50 hours per year of Continued Professional Development (CPD) training and learning to increase my knowledge, skills and personal qualities and to keep my work current and relevant.
I have worked in private practice for the past 7 years and am currently based in Hempsted, Gloucester. I was previously employed by The Nelson Trust (a drug and alcohol rehabilitation service based near Stroud) as a Substance Misuse Counsellor.
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
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
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).
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Areas of counselling I deal with
My basic fee is £50 for each one hour session; although concessions may be available to anyone who is unemployed or on a low income. I also offer a free, no obligation assessment appointment.