Fiona Thompson

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MBACP, PG Dip Humanistic Counselling & Psychotherapy
Available for new clients
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Hurstpierpoint, West Sussex, BN6
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

I am a qualified and experienced Humanistic Counsellor and Psychotherapist, providing individual counselling to adults and young people (16+) in a safe and confidential space, both online and face to face. I can help you to understand and explore the challenging issues in your life, such as anxiety, relationship difficulties or depression.

How might counselling help in you?

Counselling can provide an opportunity to talk to someone impartial, in a supportive and non-judgmental environment. Together we can work through the personal difficulties you are experiencing, and seek to gain insight and clarification for you, so that you are able to move forward in your life.

About me

As a humanistic counsellor, I aim to provide a supportive, encouraging, and empathic therapeutic relationship. My intention is to accept you as a whole person, whatever it is that you bring to your counselling session, together aiming to understand and work with the way that you view your current situation.

Face to face counselling

I work from a private counselling room in Hurstpierpoint called The Green Room. It is a very peaceful and calm spot surrounded by trees and nature. I also offer the opportunity to work outdoors in a safe and secure space connected to my counselling room. 

Online counselling 

As an alternative option, I also provide counselling online via Zoom. I have worked as an online counsellor extensively over the last nine years, and although it is certainly different from working in person, I believe it is absolutely as therapeutic and valid. During these sessions complete privacy will be maintained, as I will be working from a my private counselling room.

BACP membership, DBS and insurance 

I am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy and work within its ethical framework for good practice.

I am fully DBS checked 

I am fully insured with Howden professional civil liability insurance.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a fully qualified counsellor, with a Post Graduate Diploma in Humanistic Counselling from the University of Brighton. I have been trained as a bereavement counsellor with St Catherine’s Hospice, and also have experience of working with a wide range of client issues, including depression, anxiety, addiction, self-harm, self-esteem and relationship issues, with both men and women of a variety of ages.

Post-Graduate Diploma in Humanistic Counselling (University of Brighton)

Bereavement Training: St Catherine’s Hospice, Crawley

Time-Limited Counselling

Solution-Focused Therapy

Member organisations

BACP
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.

Fees

£60.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

I offer a 25 minute initial session for £25, both for online counselling and face to face. During this session we can decide whether we are happy to work together, work out how many sessions you might initially need, and what issues you might like to bring to your future sessions. Prices for sessions can be discussed during the initial session or via email/phone, and concession fees will be considered where appropriate.

I offer both short and long term counselling.
Your requirements can be talked through in more detail at our first meeting.

If you would like to book an initial session with me, please call me and leave a message on my answer machine, with your name and telephone number and I will call you back as soon as possible.

Alternatively if you prefer, you can email me at: fionathompsoncounselling@gmail.com

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

I work daytime and evenings during the week and try to fit with the best time for you.

Hurstpierpoint, West Sussex, BN6

Type of session

In person
Online

Types of client

Children
Young people
Adults
Older adults

Key details

There is one step into my counselling room but otherwise no restrictions.

Online platforms

Zoom
Fiona Thompson
Fiona Thompson