Hi there! Welcome to my little corner of the internet! I'm Fi, a passionate and unapologetically candid humanistic counsellor with a penchant for colourful language, and a deep commitment to helping individuals heal from trauma and navigate the complexities of difficult childhoods.
Why I'm Not Your Average Therapist
Let's get one thing straight: I'm not your typical therapist. I've been known to drop a well-placed swear word or three, because sometimes life's challenges call for a hearty dose of real talk. Therapy sessions aren't about stiff, clinical conversations – they're about creating a safe space where you can be unapologetically you.
I hold a first class degree in Humanistic Counselling, and an Advanced Certificate in Trauma Focused Therapy. While my educational journey has been marked by academic rigor, my approach to therapy is very down-to-earth. I believe that healing begins with authenticity and my background equips me with the tools to help you find your authentic self. My own personal life experience, as well as working with others, has shown me how healing talking therapy can be. We all need someone to really listen, who won’t be shocked or hurt by our pain. When we are truly heard we can make sense of what has happened to us.
Specialisation in Trauma and Difficult Childhoods
Trauma can be due to a one off event such as a car crash or assault, or can be the result of a difficult or abusive childhood or relationship. Childhood emotional neglect can have long lasting effects. Counselling for trauma is effective and safe. My journey into counselling was deeply influenced by a personal connection to trauma and challenging childhood experiences. I understand first hand the courage it takes to confront and heal from these wounds. Through years of study, professional development, and working with clients, I've honed my expertise in trauma recovery and difficult childhoods.
Therapy with me is all about meeting you where you are, without judgment or pretence. I use a humanistic, client-centered approach that values your unique experiences, strengths, and perspective. I am passionate about client safety and work hard to ensure that healing from past trauma does not result in you being re-traumatised! I believe that healing is possible for everyone, regardless of the challenges they've endured. Together, we'll work to unpack the past, confront the present, and create a path towards a happier future.
I know that taking the first step towards therapy can be intimidating, but I promise that with me you'll find a warm, empathetic, and accepting ally. If you're ready to embark on a journey of self-discovery and healing, I'm here to help you.
Feel free to reach out to me through my contact page, and let's start this transformative journey together. Life's too short to carry the weight of the past – let's work on lightening that load together.
I am currently using rooms at Haslewey Community Centre and at The Eaves in West Street, Haslemere. I offer both face to face and remote counselling via Zoom.
I am a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and work to their ethical standards.