In light of the current situation with Covid-19 and for the health and wellbeing of both my clients and myself, I am no longer able to offer sessions in a face-to-face setting for the time being. I am continuing to offer emotional support either by video call, telephone, or instant messaging at £36 per session. Please get in touch via the link in my website www.fionamaytherapy.co.uk or send me an email.
Finding the right counsellor can be a daunting task. You need to feel comfortable with and be able to trust whoever you choose to accompany you on your journey. Life may have thrown you a challenge that you are finding difficult to sit with. You may be dealing with the build-up of everyday stresses and disappointments, or perhaps your self-esteem and confidence levels have affected an ability to cope with sadness and pain. Whatever challenges you are experiencing, you don’t have to go through them alone. I am here to support you and offer a free 30 minute introductory session either by telephone or face-to-face to discuss what you would like to gain from counselling and help you to decide whether I am the right person to work with you.
I am a BACP registered humanistic counsellor offering you a safe, accepting, confidential and non-judgemental space to talk about whatever may be bothering you. I run my private practice on Tuesday and Wednesdays between 10:30am-7pm. I am based in Brighton and offer one-to-one therapeutic support either face-to-face or remotely on a short, medium or long-term basis - whatever feels right for you. I work with clients of all ages ranging from early adolescence to adults with many differing needs, but have a special interest in working with bereavement and also with adolescents and young adults.
I use a person-centred approach which means that I respect each client as a unique individual. I focus on what is important to you and our sessions will follow your pace. I won't offer you my opinion or advice, or provide you with solutions as I believe that having the space to talk to someone neutral can help you to explore your options in order to better understand your problems to find the solution that works best for you. I may also use EMDR and Mindfulness grounding techniques which can help you learn how to self-soothe outside of the therapy room should you feel the need to.
I have experience in working with a diverse range of issues such as academic stress, anger, anxiety, bereavement, body issues, bullying, depression, divorce and separation, domestic abuse, eating disorders, emotional abuse, gender questioning and uncertainty, identity crisis, existential angst, low self-esteem, obsessive compulsive disorder, phobias, relationship issues, self-harm, separation and loss, sexual abuse, sexuality, social anxiety, suicidal ideation and trauma. However, you don’t have to be experiencing any of these issues to speak with me as perhaps you may be struggling with something else entirely.
Over the last nine years I have worked as a volunteer for three different charities providing emotional support to bereaved individuals, to adolescents and young adults, and to individuals in emotional distress. I have also been employed as a college counsellor since 2017 and continue to work with adolescents and young adults in a college setting alongside my private practice.
I am registered with the ICO, hold professional indemnity insurance and an enhanced DBS check which covers me to work with both children and adults.