Miss Fiona Knowles
Member Status: Accredited
Member No: NCS19-07657
Hello my name is Fiona and I am a qualified and experienced counsellor and psychotherapist working in private practice in Deeping St.James.
I provide a safe, confidential, and non-judgemental space for clients to explore their thoughts, feelings, and emotions and support clients to find a way forward.
I have been a qualified Holistic Therapist running my own business for over 16 years. I started my counselling career working for the Samaritans where I gained valuable experience working with a variety of client issues. I have worked counselling 16 to 18-year-olds for a local school and have been a volunteer counsellor for CRUSE Bereavement Care for the last four years working with ages 8 years to adults.
- Qualifications & ExperienceQualifications
British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy BACP – Registered Member
Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling (CPCAB)
Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Studies (CPCAB)
Awareness in Bereavement Care (Ascentis)
ABC Accredited Cruse Bereavement Counsellor
Samaritans Support Volunteer Training
NCFE Level 2 Certificate in Equality and Diversity
Level 3: Award in Education and Training PTLLS
I am committed to ongoing training as part of my personal and professional development.
Continuing Professional Development Certificates
Child’s Grief – Cruse Bereavement Care.
Safeguarding – Child protection and protecting vulnerable adults.
Anticipatory Grief and Maintaining Hope.
Death by Suicide.
Freedom programme – Domestic Violence and Abuse.
Sudden and Traumatic Death – Cruse Bereavement Care.
Understanding and Working with Depression
Working Therapeutically with Gender Identity.
Treating Generalised Anxiety Disorder and Panic Attacks.
Eating disorders workshop – Lifestuff
Working with Mental Health issues.
Art Therapy – creative workshops.
Diane Stevens Assessment training.
Working creatively with bereaved children and young people – Cruse Bereavement Care.
Developing Relationships – Pip Wilson
Working therapeutically with Russian Dolls
Working with Dissociative Disorders in Clinical Practice – PODS training
Sibling work in Bereavement – Cruse Supervision
Working with Metaphors – Cruse Supervision
Managing Anger in the Therapy Room
Managing Sexual Tension in the Therapy Room
Working with PTSD
Dealing with Distress: working with suicide and self-harm – PODS training
Trauma and the body – PODS training
The Rewind Technique – Post Traumatic Stress, Trauma or Phobias – Dr D Muss
Child Sexual Abuse – Hope for Healing – Carolyn Spring
- What I can help with
- Abuse – Emotional, Physical, Sexual
- Addiction (e.g. Alcohol, Computer games, Drugs, Food, Gambling, Sex, Smoking)
- Ageing and related issues
- Anger Management
- Assertiveness / Self-confidence / Self-esteem
- Autism & Aspergers Syndrome
- Bereavement / Loss
- Divorce & Separation
- Eating disorders
- Financial difficulties
- Gender identity
- Generally unhappy with your life
- Illness and dying
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Parenting skills
- Post-traumatic stress (PTSD)
- Pregnancy related issues
- Sexuality Identity
- Shyness / Social Phobia
- Suicidal feelings
- Violence / Victim support
- Young people and children
- Languages Spoken