Fiona Thornton CMCOSCA, MACC-Reg
My name is Fiona and I am a qualified, registered, person-centred counsellor working from my private home office based between Larbert and Stirling. I offer a safe and fully confidential space for individuals to explore whatever aspects of life they wish to discuss.
Life is sometimes difficult and talking to a trained counsellor who will take the time to listen to you and enable you to find ways to deal with emotional issues can be a real benefit. Counselling can support you through a range of different concerns whether you are experiencing feelings of depression or low self esteem, going through the breakdown of a relationship or coming to terms with a change in your physical health. For those who have experienced any form of abuse counselling can provide a safe space to work through your feelings with someone who has the time to listen to you and the experience to support you.
During my time as a counsellor, I have worked with a variety of individuals who have presented with a wide range of life experiences and issues and I have been privileged to walk alongside them on their journey.
If there is something which is troubling you and you think counselling might help, please get in touch with me for an initial chat.
Training, qualifications & experience
A few years ago, I took the opportunity to study for a Diploma in Integrated Counselling- a course accredited by Scotland's professional counselling and psychotherapy body COSCA. The teaching programme offered an integrated approach to counselling covering a variety of approaches and techniques. During this time, I had the chance to work with a wide range of adults on issues including anxiety, depression, grief, relationship problems, abuse and sexual assault. Since graduating in 2017, I have continued to offer counselling on a voluntary basis and am currently on the list of preferred counsellors for MND Scotland who support individuals, families and carers whose lives have been affected by Motor Neurone Disease. I also run a private counselling practice for individual clients.
I am a counsellor on COSCA’s (Counselling & Psychotherapy in Scotland) Register that has been accredited by the Professional Standards Authority. This is recognition of my commitment to high standards.
I am also a member of the ACC (Association of Christian Counsellors).
I regularly attend CPD workshops and events and engage in the appropriate number of supervision hours with an accredited and qualified counselling supervisor.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Attachment disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Eating disorders
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
I offer an initial free 30-minute appointment to have a chat about the counselling process and any questions or concerns you may have.
All subsequent appointments are £40 per session based on a 50 to 60 minute session.
Reduced fees are available based on individual needs and circumstances and can be discussed at the initial appointment.
I offer daytime and evening appointments; weekend appointments can also be arranged on request.
Free off-street parking available.
I am a member of The Psychologists Protection Society and hold comprehensive Public Liability insurance through them.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Weekday daytime and evening appointments are available. Weekend appointments can be arranged if required.
Types of client