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George Fortune BSc (Hons) MBACP Registered & MNCS Accredited

Weston-super-mare BS22 07462 110948 07462 110948 Registered / Accredited
Weston-super-mare BS22
07462 110948 07462 110948

About me

ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS

Hello, my name is George and I have been providing my counselling services for over 6 years, offering face to face, telephone and online counselling. Alongside being a counsellor, I have worked within the mental health sector providing mental health & well-being support to the North Somerset Community. The combination of both roles has allowed me to become aware of the network of support within the community of North Somerset and deepened my knowledge of mental health concerns and recovery. I believe that it has helped me to provide the best counselling I can for my clients, and hopefully you too if you decide to start counselling with me.

My counselling office is in Worle, which is in easy travelling distance from Weston-Super-Mare, Clevedon, Portishead and many other areas of North Somerset.

Although I have experience with a wide range of issues that lead people to counselling, I have a particular interest in the following:

  • ​Anxiety and Depression
  • Anger Management
  • Bereavement and Loss
  • ​​Job Concerns
  • Low confidence and self worth
  • Relationship difficulties
  • Understanding & expressing emotions
  • Stress (exams, home, work, new job etc...)

My counselling Approach

I offer a humanistic counselling approach, where you are given the time and space to talk about whatever is currently on your mind for us to explore together; this will encourage deeper self-awareness and clarity on current issues, which I believe will enable you to realise the steps needed to change your current circumstances and become aware of how to move forward.

I also integrate other therapeutic approaches into my work when a different approach may feel better suited to your needs. Every client I've worked with has brought something unique to them, which is why I approach counselling in this way.

Counselling Office

I work from a purpose-built counselling cabin at my home address in Worle (pictures provided below). Clients have said to me that having their counselling in this environment has felt really relaxing, it has taken them out of the normal office environment and into a calming space where they feel comfortable to engage in therapy.

Professional Registration

I am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP) and an accredited member of The National Counselling Society (MNCS). I follow their ethical code of practice to ensure my credibility as a professional.

How to get started

I offer an initial 1-hour consultation to discuss your reasons for seeking counselling, to ask any question you may have, and to help you make an informed decision before starting therapy. The consultation is charged at £20 for the hour. The consultation can be done either over the phone at an agreed time, or in my counselling office in Worle, Weston-Super-Mare.

Please have a look at my website www.georgefortunecounselling.co.uk for more information about my counselling approach, answers to frequently asked questions and articles that I have written for clients, which include:

  • 5 Useful tips on managing depression.
  • Controlling anger so it doesn't control you!
  • Understanding and improving anxiety.
  • How to be happy: Is self-acceptance the key to happiness?

Thank you for your time and I look forward to hearing from you.

Training, qualifications & experience

Qualifications

BSc (Hons), Counselling. Bath Spa University.

Compassion Focussed Therapy certificate. NLP.

Level 4 Advanced Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy. Cambridge Open College.

Level 3 Family & Relationship Counselling. Oplex Careers.


Professional Development Courses

Therapy for men

Mindfulness training

Adult Safeguarding

Introduction to Compassion Focused Therapy

Creative Workshop

Sexual Abuse, Rape and Trauma training

Telephone Counselling training

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

  • Group therapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Person-centred therapy

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Fees

Initial Consultation

Face to Face: £20 (1 hour consultation)

Telephone/Skype: £15 (45 minute consultation)

Sessional Rate

Adults (18+): £40.00 (1 hour session)

Young People: £35.00 (1 hour session)

Telephone/Online: £30.00 (45min session, paid prior to each appointment)

Student Counsellors: £25.00 (1 hour session. Concessional Rate)

Concessions offered for

  • Trainee counsellors

Further information

Testimonials from Google:

"I have always found George to be friendly, personable as well as a very good listener, he digests what you say and considers his responses carefully, more often than not he will respond in a way that makes you sit back and think about yourself and your situation. He likes to challenge your perceptions and causes you to stretch and grow. Working with him has always been a complete pleasure and I can honestly say I have enjoyed my time under his care."

"I found George online and after reading through his website, I realised I'd found my guy. Upon meeting with George he was able to quickly establish my needs and what he could offer me. I found talking with George very easy and comfortable. His knowledge of a vast array of different areas meant that he could pick a person centred approach and through dialogue find out exactly where I resonate. I have found my time with him extremely useful and I would highly recommend his services. Even if your not entirely sure what your after I am confident george would be able to help you navigate through to a more informed decision as he did with me. I felt very comfortable at ease in all sessions and I feel I have gained a lot more tools to use in future. Thanks again George."

"George has been so easy to talk to and very understanding. He is kind and informative and knew how best to support me. He supported me through a very tough time in my life and I highly recommend him. Thankyou George for your time and patience."

"Meeting George I must say was one of the best things I could of ever done with my life, i never realised how much i was holding back until i met with him. He is a very approachable, kind, understanding and informative guy and been a pleasure to work with.
Hes guided me on this journey, given me endless tools for my toolbox (how to deal with my mental state) and I will be forever grateful for.
I've not felt so good in a long time and for sure never have I understood myself or others around me as much as I do now after working with George.
I highly recommend for all you needs theres not one thing he can not help you with.
Great guy. "

319 High St
Worle
Weston-super-Mare
Somerset
BS22 6JR

Weston-super-Mare
BS22

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages None

Accessibility

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair user access

Availability

Monday - Friday, 9am - 10pm. (Please contact me for specific timeslots)

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

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