Kingsclere Counselling Service

Fiona Clifton

MBACP Integrative Counsellor

Appointments Available: Thursdays & Fridays

Fees: £55 for 50 minute session

I can help you to gain a greater understanding of difficult feelings or problems in relationships you are encountering. You may be aware of repeated patterns of behaviour that seem impossible to change or you may be feeling overwhelmed, anxious or angry. Whatever the issue, I can help you to explore the root causes of your problems.

My focus is on you as the client, and I believe that you are the expert in your own world. I’m not going to direct you or lead you, but I’m going to follow you on your journey, exploring your feelings. Together, we’re going to make sense of what your issues are, so that you can move forward in your life. Within the safe, non-judgemental and confidential environment of our counselling session, we will explore the issues which have brought you to therapy. By doing so, we may begin to understand how you can develop your own personal resources and move on and change your patterns of behaviour.

Our sessions will focus on your journey, and how you can use our time together in order to move forwards. Using an approach which includes bodily sensations, emotions and mind, my aim is to support you in making positive and lasting changes that will enhance your life.

I work with people aged 16 upwards and I offer face to face and remote online counselling. I can see you on a short term or a long-term basis according to your needs. I will always work at your pace and stay alongside you on your personal journey.

Training & Experience:

I am an Integrative Counsellor trained in person-centred and psychodynamic modalities and I work in an integrative way to tailor those approaches to your needs. I am a registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and abide by their ethical framework.

Alongside my work at Kingsclere Counselling Service, I work for a counselling charity organization, in which I have helped a large range of different people, from diverse backgrounds, ages and socio-economic groups. I work as a family support counsellor at a local children and young person’s hospice supporting family members following the loss of their loved one. I have also worked with the Samaritans as a listening volunteer, in which role I helped people in crisis with a variety of issues, including depression, anxiety and family-based problems. In addition, I have experience working as a counsellor in a local sixth form college with young people. This built on my years of experience as a teacher in both primary and secondary schools. As a parent myself, I understand the unique challenges which young people face, and which parents and relatives must navigate alongside them.

Qualifications:

  1. BSc (Hons) Therapeutic Counselling
  2. CPCAB Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling Level 4
  3. CPCAB Certificate in Counselling Skills Level 3
  4. CPCAB Certificate in Counselling Skills Level 2
  5. CPCAB Certificate in Introduction to Counselling Level 2
  6. Level 2 Certificate in Awareness of Mental Health Problems
  7. Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Children and Young People’s Mental Health
  8. Certificate in Online and Telephone Counselling

Clients who come to me often explore:

  1. Abortion
  2. Abuse
  3. Affairs and betrayals
  4. Anger management
  5. Anxiety
  6. Bereavement
  7. Depression
  8. Emotional abuse
  9. Family issues
  10. Feeling sad
  11. Generalised anxiety disorder (GAD)
  12. Health anxiety
  13. LGBTQ+ counselling
  14. Loneliness
  15. Low self-confidence
  16. Low self-esteem
  17. Miscarriage
  18. Panic attacks
  19. Physical abuse
  20. Postnatal depression
  21. Pregnancy and birth
  22. Redundancy
  23. Relationship problems
  24. Self-harm
  25. Separation and divorce
  26. Sexual abuse
  27. Stress
  28. Suicidal thoughts
  29. Trauma
  30. Work-related stress

Booking/Cancellations:

Payment is required in advance of each session by bank transfer.

If a cancellation is made with less than 48 hours’ notice, then the full fee is due.

I offer an initial free half hour telephone or zoom consultation to discuss any questions and to get a sense of how we may work together.