Fiona Thompson Registered MBACP, PG Dip Humanistic Counselling
I am a qualified and experienced Humanistic Counsellor and psychotherapist, providing individual counselling to young people and adults 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 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 suffering with, and seek to gain insight and clarification for you, so that you are able to move forward in your life.
As a humanistic counsellor, I aim to provide a supportive, encouraging, and empathic therapeutic relationship with my clients. My intention is to accept you as a whole person, whatever it is that you bring to your counselling session, aiming to understand and work with the way that you view your current situation.
Given the current Coronavirus restrictions, I am only providing counselling online via Skype, FaceTime and Zoom. I have worked through these media extensively for the last five years, and although it is certainly different from working in person, I believe it is absolutely as therapeutic and valid. During these sessions absolute privacy will be maintained, as I will be working from a pre-existing private counselling room.
Face to face counselling
Under usual circumstances, I work from a private studio in Hurstpierpoint called The Green Room. It is a very peaceful and calm spot surrounded by trees and singing birds. My counselling focus is about change; a shift towards emotional wellbeing; a move towards choice, lifting barriers that hold you back, and focusing on you!
I am fully insured and I am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy working within its framework for good practice.
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
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
I offer a 30 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: firstname.lastname@example.org
I work daytime and evenings during the week and try to fit with the best time for you.