About me

I strongly believe that each and every one of us has the capacity to make changes in our lives and we often aren't aware of our own strengths. We aren't 'fixed' in our behaviours and beliefs and can grow and make changes if we are committed to do so.   By working side by side with a therapist, clients can facilitate shifts in awareness and recognise well established (and often unhelpful) patterns of behaviour.  With this raised self awareness clients realise changes can be made and the opportunity for making new choices becomes apparent.  

 

Having faced my own challenges and forming an authentic relationship with my therapist I experienced first hand the power of an empathic, caring, non judgemental and safe space to explore my feelings.  My aim is to offer a similar experience to you.  I work integratively with a number of approaches and as no one size fits all, I tailor my approach to each individual.

I began my career volunteering with Release Counselling in Surbiton and worked with a wide range of clients from many backgrounds, with a broad spectrum of  life experiences.   In addition to my practice I currently volunteer with a charity supporting families of domestic abuse.

 

I am committed to professional and personal growth through supervision, personal reflection and continued professional development.

I have always been fascinated in human nature and behaviour and following careers in marketing and teaching I retrained to be a counsellor.

As a member of the BACP I am guided by and work within their Ethical Framework.

Qualifications & Professional Memberships

*   Member of the BACP

*   FdSc Foundation Degree Humanistic Counselling & Psychotherapy from Greenwich University

*   Post Graduate Certificate in Education from King Edward's College, Winchester

*   BSc (Hons) Degree in Psychology from UCL, London

Email:  

 

     fihowardcounselling@gmail.com     

Mobile:

 07413 331404

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