Counselling and Psychotherapy

Psychotherapy Lindsay Chavasse

Counselling Fiona Flew.

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Fiona Flew

Counselling

Lindsay Chavasse

Psychotherapy

Counselling

Fiona Flew | tel: 07710788468

email: fionaflew@outlook.com

There maybe times in your life when things become overwhelming or confusing, where small problems become real obstacles and where you may find yourself really suffering inside that you can not explain or find it hard to come to terms with.
Taking the first steps to meet someone who can help is just the beginning but can more often than not be the most challenging step to take.

My name is Fiona and I am a qualified and experienced counsellor. At all times I work in a professional way that provides you with a safe, warm and non-judgmental space to explore any difficulties that you maybe experiencing past or present. I offer genuine support with the highest level of discretion and confidentiality. I treat all of my clients as individuals and facilitate an environment in which to be heard and really listened to.

My work has included working in the Prison Service, HMP Exeter, as a liaison officer, helping to support prisoners through difficult periods and in particular with the absence of a family member. I have also played a part in the NHS, working in two departments; The Gender and Sexual Medicine Clinic and The Depression and Anxiety Clinic. I am currently working at the Zone in Plymouth, which is the largest youth organisation in Devon, supporting 13 to 25 years olds.

I have supported my clients with Bulimia, Self-Harm, Depression, Suicide, Paranoia, Low Self Esteem, Bullying, dealing with ADHD and Autism and feelings of total isolation. I have also helped a range of clients, all ages, work through complex family issues, obsessive & compulsive disorders, abuse,domestic violence,panic attacks, feelings of hopelessness, sexual abuse, body confidence, self belief, rejection and trauma.

I am extremely aware of today’s life pressures that are born through social media, the affect it has on young people and the sense that one has to conform in order to be accepted.

I feel privileged in my work that my clients are comfortable and reassured enough to share some of their most difficult challenges and issues with me and i strive at all times to assist them to improve their circumstances and chances for realising a more fulfilling and empowered life.

Some time ago i realised that what i had witnessed was fairly common in today’s society and i became committed to supporting others through difficult times, using both my first hand experience, professional methods, practices and qualifications. I have an Advanced Diploma in Integrative Counselling and am a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy. This means that i adhere to a professional and ethical framework and i have regular supervision. In addition, i have undertaken a range of courses which include; Understanding Abusive Relationships, Mindfulness, Neuro Linguistic Programming, Working with Trauma & Disassociation, Safe Guarding Young People and Vulnerable Adults, Healing the Brain after Trauma. I have a clear DRB and fully insured.

If you would like to arrange a meeting with me please call or send an email.

Psychotherapy

Lindsay Chavasse | BSc (Hons) Forensic Psychology

Registered member of the ACCPH

Tel: 07870 219 609

Email: lindsaychavasse@aol.com 

I have always been fascinated by models of psychotherapy and the science of psychology. So how we can “change our minds” and move on from crisis, and how we can make sense of difficulty in our lives so that we grow and develop rather than live in despair. We often need a period of help and support while we do this.

My approach uses integrative therapy, which really means that I use many different approaches depending on which best suits my clients needs. These include, Person Centred therapy, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Gestalt, Transactional Analysis and Mindfulness.  Each one is slightly different and during different stages of the clients therapy journey some may be more appropriate. 

I also work with my clients in a psychoeducational way. I think it’s important to understand why we may think in certain ways and how sometimes we get stuck in unhelpful patterns of behaviour. Sometimes this can come from historical trauma and from learned coping mechanisms. My aim always is to allow my client to have a place to talk through difficulties and find solutions to those issues as well as ways of managing life should they reoccur. This is particularly helpful with people who suffer recurrent anxiety and depression.

I worked for many years at a womens’ refuge in North Devon with clients and families impacted by domestic and sexual violence.  As well as the primary trauma those situations can also lead to long term depression and anxiety. 

I then worked for a year at the University of Plymouth and have a particular interest in working with young people.

The therapeutic relationship between the client and therapist is just as important as the type of therapy we use in the therapy room. For that reason I like to talk to clients on the phone to see if we would be able to work together and that I am the best therapist for their needs.

Integrative Psychotherapist and Mindfulness Now Teacher, as accredited by the British Psychological Society

Diploma in Integrative Counselling and CBT

Advanced Professional Certificate in CBT