Fiona MayPerson-centred/humanistic counsellor
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 however, continuing to offer emotional support either by video call, telephone, or instant messaging at £36 per session.
Hello, welcome to my page. I am a BACP registered humanistic counsellor offering a safe, accepting, confidential and non-judgemental space to talk about whatever may be bothering you. I work Tuesday and Wednesdays between 10:30am-7pm offering one-to-one therapeutic support either remotely by video call, telephone or instant messaging, or face-to-face at Carlton Hill Therapy Rooms in central Brighton. Sessions can be 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 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.
Since 2010 I have worked as a volunteer for three different charities providing emotional support to bereaved individuals, 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.
OnlineI also provide my services online.
Issues often worked with
Contact me to arrange a free of charge 30 minute introductory session either by video call, telephone, or face-to-face to discuss what you would like to gain from counselling and help you decide whether I am the right person to work with you.
A standard face-to-face session for 50 minutes costs £46 - payment can be made by cash, card (all major cards & Apple Pay accepted) or remotely via a one-time iZettle link
A video call session for 50 minutes costs £36 - payment can be made remotely via a one-time iZettle link
A telephone session for 50 minutes costs £36 - payment can be made remotely via a one-time iZettle link
An instant messaging session for 50 minutes costs £36 - payment can be made remotely via a one-time iZettle link
I take into consideration personal circumstances and where available, offer a reduced rate of £36 for face-to-face sessions for individuals on low-income and students/student counsellors with valid ID
Training and qualifications
Post-Graduate Diploma in Humanistic Therapeutic Counselling - University of Brighton
EMDR in Therapy and Coaching - EMDR Centre London
Ascentis Level 2 Awareness in Bereavement Care: The Foundation Course
TQUK Level 2 Certificate in Awareness of Mental Health Problems
TQUK Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Autism