3 results for author: Fiona Goodacre


The way I work

Invest in your self Making the decision to come to counselling is a valuable investment in yourself, creating an opportunity where we can work together towards positive change. As a counsellor and psychotherapist, I can provide support in a safe, confidential, personal environment to encourage self-exploration, insight and awareness; working towards making sense of the difficulties and issues which may be causing emotional distress and anxiety. I am able to draw from a number of approaches including the psychodynamic, Gestalt (encouraging creativity when appropriate), humanistic, developmental/reparative, and existentialist approaches,and Cognit...

Working with Young People

As well as working with adults, I also work extensively with young people and adolescents from the age of 18  years plus and I have a DBS certificate. Many young people are increasingly suffering from anxiety, panic attacks, and depression. University Students can often struggle with the anxiety of leaving home, social integration, and the challenges of managing new domestic responsibilities.  Some adolescents and young people may use self-harm as a coping mechanism. It can often be very difficult for a young person or teenager to either identify their feelings or talk to their parents or family about these feelings because they are afraid they will ...

What is counselling/therapy?

Therapy provides an opportunity to explore all issues causing anxiety, stress, and concern and an opportunity for self-reflection and evaluation. Sometimes people encounter difficulties in life which may seem impossible to share with friends and family and can feel really overwhelming and out of control. This can be triggered by any number of incidents including bereavement, illness, relationship issues including affairs, and betrayals, family issues including adoption, self esteem, lack of confidence, depression and post natal depression. Other issues include: Self-harm, new mothers suffering with anxiety, social anxiety, death anxiety, perform...