George Fortune BSc (Hons) MBACP Registered & MNCS Accredited
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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 also work 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.
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.
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.
I am insured to counsel at people's homes should you have physical or mental health issues which would prevent you from getting support otherwise. There are boundaries and limitations to a home visit, which will be discussed in our initial consultation. I am also trained to work on the telephone and online if you think this would be more beneficial to you.
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
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
Introduction to Compassion Focused Therapy
Sexual Abuse, Rape and Trauma training
Telephone Counselling training
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Attachment disorder
- Behaviour problems
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Childhood bereavement
- Childhood bullying
- Depression and anxiety in children
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Feeling sad
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex addiction
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
Photos & videos
Face to Face: £20
Adults (18+): £40.00
Young People: £30.00
Telephone/Skype: £30.00 (paid prior to each appointment)
Student Counsellors: £25.00 (Concessional Rate)
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. "
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Monday - Saturday, 9am - 9pm. (Please contact me for specific timeslots)
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|