About me

Welcome, my name is Fiona. I would assume that if you are scrolling through these pages you are probably at a point in your life where you are finding it difficult to cope, you're stressed, unhappy and not sure how to make changes. Almost all of us face these feelings at some stage in life. Whether it's through worries such as health, relationships or work, bereavement, struggling to cope with change or you are simply feeling alone, I can help.

Reaching out and admitting that you are finding your situation tough is the first step along the journey towards making those changes, improving your emotional wellbeing, understanding yourself and your behaviours better and raising your self-esteem. From my own experience of therapy, I know how hard that first step can be, but I also know how rich the benefits can be from taking it. I know how making that first step helped me to find hidden strengths and inner resilience, enabling me to better cope with and respond to changing circumstances.

I am here, and ready to walk alongside you in that journey. I will keep you at the very heart of every session, ensuring that you feel free to say whatever is on your mind without judgement or criticism. I invite you to think of this as your time and space to bring whatever you need. Together, in this unique space we can explore what brings you to therapy, the things that may be holding you back, and that can provide insight into a way forward which allows you to live more fully, speak your own truth, create greater connection in your life, whatever that might be for you.

How can counselling help you?

Counselling is the best form of self care. The counselling relationship is unlike any other relationship you will experience and within it you can expect to feel heard, accepted and understood.

People often report that after counselling they feel calmer, less stressed, sleep better, laugh more,  feel more relaxed,  are kinder to themselves and feel able to meet their own needs. In addition to feeling better they often report that they are able to communicate better within their relationships, establish positive boundaries and say "no" when needed, make positive choices and stand up for themselves better.

What to expect in our first session:

The first session can feel quite daunting, but by being warm and welcoming, I will do everything I can to make you feel comfortable as quickly as possible. The first session will allow us to get to know each other and for you to tell me what has brought you to counselling. You may know what you want to achieve through therapy, in which case we can talk through your goals and expectations. However, a lot of people do not know what they want to achieve and that is ok too. The first session will take up to 50 minutes and will allow us to talk about confidentiality and go through a few bits of paperwork together.

Training, qualifications & experience

Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling

My particular area of interest is working with those who feel unworthy, disconnected and unfulfilled, who maybe view themselves or their behaviour really harshly and feel that there is something intrinsically wrong with them.

In addition, I have experience of working with a wide range of issues especially with a focus on multiple aspects of loss through our local hospice.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

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.

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.

NCS

National Counselling Society

The National Counselling Society

This Not For Profit association of counsellors and psychotherapists aim to support the counselling profession, members and training organisations.

In 2013 the NCS register was accredited by the Professional Standards Authority under the Accredited Voluntary Register Scheme. 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.

National Counselling Society

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

Fees

£40.00 per session
Free initial in-person, telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

I am happy to offer a free 15 minute session,if you would find that helpful so you can decide whether we might eb able to work together.

£40.00 per 50minute session

£30.00 per 50 minute session for student counsellors.

Payment by bannk transfer at least 24 hours before our 1st session. Cash or bank transfer for subsequent sessions.

Cancellation policy of 48hours prior to session applies. We will discuss all of this in our first session.

Availability

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

Further information

I aim to respond to enquiries within 1 working day, usually to arrange a telephone call to introduce myself so we can chat about how I can help you and whether you would like to make a first appointment.

Stockton-on-Tees
Durham
TS19

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Adults
Older adults

Key details

DBS check

In England and Wales, the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS, formerly known as CRB) carry out criminal records checks for individuals working with vulnerable groups, such as children. To find out more, visit gov.uk , or contact this professional directly

Online platforms

Zoom
Fiona Wright

Fiona Wright