Stephanie Fitzwilliams - Dip Couns, Dip Psych, MSc (Psych), CTA, UKCP
Hello, my name is Stephanie. I am a Certified Transactional Analyst, a fully qualified psychotherapeutic counsellor and a psychotherapist with a masters in Transactional Analysis (TA) based in Bracknell Forest, Berkshire. I use relational TA as my main theoretical framework but also draw on other therapeutic methods.
I work with teenagers and adults and I specialise in working with anxiety, depression, stress, self-harm, relationship issues, school or work-related problems and childhood trauma.
Research indicates that the single most important aspect of successful therapy is the quality of the relationship between therapist and client. I provide a safe, confidential and non-judgemental space for you to explore your life and relationships, your experiences, thoughts and feelings. We can work on developing your self-awareness by gaining an understanding of any stuck repetitive patterns of unfulfilling behaviour or negative thinking. With self-awareness comes new choices and new choices lead to positive change and a new way of being.
If this is your first time in therapy, or you are unsure whether I am the right therapist for you, I offer a free phone call in the first instance during which you can ask me any questions and get a feel for how we communicate together. If we choose to proceed, we can agree a therapeutic contract in which we may decide upon a limited number of sessions, or longer term open-ended work.
I adhere to the UK Council for Psychotherapy Code of Ethics and am a member of this organisation.
My practice is within easy reach of the M3 and M4.
I offer appointments during the day and evenings.
Training, qualifications & experience
Qualifications and Training
- Diploma in Transactional Analysis Psychotherapeutic Counselling - Metanoia Institute, London
- Diploma in Transactional Analysis Psychotherapy - Metanoia Institute, London
- MSc in Transactional Analysis Psychotherapy - Metanoia Institute, London affiliated to Middlesex University
- CTA - Certified Transactional Analyst - Metanoia Institute, London
- Emerging from the Emergency - Onsite intervention work in the aftermath of a traumatic event 2018
- CPD Body Work & Somatic Resonance Training with Bill Cornell Lyon 2017,2018, 2019
- IARTA (International Association of Relational Transactional Analysts)
- EATA (European Association of Transactional Analysts)
- Metanoia Institute www.metanoia.ac.uk
- Psychotherapist in private practice working with young adults and adults
- Counsellor and Pyschotherapist - Berkshire based Charity for young people. 2013 - ongoing
- School & 6th form Counsellor at an independent day and boarding school based in Berkshire. 2016 - 2019
- Counsellor - Metanoia Counselling & Psychotherapy Service MCPS for adults. 2014 - 2015
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.
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.
UK Council for Psychotherapy
The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) is a leading professional body for the education, training and regulation of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors. Its register is accredited by the government's Professional Standards Authority.
As part of its commitment to protect the public, it works to improve access to psychotherapy, to support and disseminate research, to improve standards and to respond effectively to complaints against its members.
UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
My fees are £50 per session for individual counselling. Sessions last for 50 minutes - usually at the same time every week.
My fees for couples counselling are £60 per session. Sessions last for 60 minutes - usually at the same time every week.