What I Provide

A safe place to talk…..

My therapy room in Bowdon provides a safe, quiet and comfortable therapeutic space to explore your sense of self, your beliefs about yourself, the world and others. The room is flooded with natural light and has an open view to the sky and trees that others have described as soothing and warm.

and learn new skills and tools

I will share with you my knowledge of Transactional Analysis and Mindfulness to develop emotional know-how and navigation. This will help you to make the changes you want to live a fuller life.

A Healing Therapeutic Relationship

Psychotherapy encompasses the skills of counselling and can be a brief solution focused process that explores a particular problem.

Often, the experience of being listened to and heard will give you clarity, understanding and peace. In this private and confidential setting, you can grow self-respect and personal value through having your feelings acknowledged, and so being accepted and respected as a person in your own right.

Psychotherapy, delivered through a therapeutic relationship using interventions from a psychotherapy model such as Transactional Analysis, uniquely aims to uncover the roots of ineffective, repetitive and life-long reactions. In a caring and supportive space, I engage you in private conversation that won’t judge or advise you but will accept you by noticing how you are with me and start from this place in our work together. I work collaboratively with you openly exploring expectations, assumptions, sensations, feelings and encouraging the held back experience into the open.

This is a process of noticing and curiosity that is intriguing, challenging, difficult and often playful. The developing therapeutic relationship gives space for you to be deeply known through the relationship…..your ways of being, how you experience yourself with others, your reactions and what all this means to you. Through this process I get to know the story or narrative of you and your life and will facilitate insight and understanding. An awareness to self- limiting ways and the healing of associated emotional pain caused, enables letting go and experimentation in change and new ways of being.

Relief from pain, confusion, despair and hopelessness

man thinking about Relief from pain, confusion, despair and hopelessnessDepression and anxiety are symptoms of your narrative or life story that you will gain relief from as the therapeutic exploration proceeds alongside your mindful and reflective processing with me and in-between your sessions with yourself.

For treatment to be successful, it is important for you to take an active role and be open to your reactions with me. We’ll tackle both thoughts and feelings, as we explore and set you on the road to recovering from anxiety, stress, depression and burnout.

Counselling and psychotherapy promotes personal insight and change. It is unique to the individual. Insight occurs through the dialogue we have together over time and the practice and use of Mindfulness and Transactional Analysis.

An Assessment

When we first meet I will listen to your difficulties and talk with you about what you want to achieve from your therapy, but most importantly the first meeting is about you and your choice of therapist. It is important that you feel comfortable and can imagine building a trusting and authentic relationship as we get to know each other over time.

This first session will go a long way towards this and will give you a good sense as to what a session feels like and how it is different from any other conversational experience. You will have questions about confidentiality, fees and what happens if you have to cancel that I will be happy to answer plus anything else about your expectations of the therapeutic process.

All work between us is confidential, by your consent and appropriate to your needs.

If you would like to find out more please contact me on 07880 668651 or email: fiona@signaturetherapy.co.uk

BACP Accredited & registered therapist, based in Bowdon, offering counselling and psychotherapy services in South Manchester covering Hale, Wilmslow, Altrincham, Timperley, Knutsford and Cheshire areas.