Summary

Hello...I am your Counsellor Fiona Brewin of Signature Therapy www.signaturetherapy.co.uk and I practice psychotherapy and counselling from the Hale Village Therapy Centre which is between Altrincham and Wilmslow in south Manchester. I am a Humanistic Relational Psychotherapist and Counsellor working with Adult Individuals and Couples. Counselling provides an experience for you which is rarely possible with friends or family. I will help you to explore bottled up feelings by listening attentively and patiently without judgement or advice, allowing you to express freely and openly. Often, the experience of being listened to and heard will give you clarity, understanding and peace. In this private and confidential setting you can gain self-respect and personal value through having your feelings acknowledged, and so being accepted and respected as a person in your own right. In many ways the process of psychotherapy is similar to that of counselling. Essential to each, is the developing relationship between us, in that as trust is built up, I will encourage you to look at aspects of yourself or your relationships with others, that you may not have thought of before or have even felt able to face before. I will help you to go deeper into your values and beliefs through the exploration of your early child relationships, to uncover how you react to certain people or situations in ways that worked well for you then but may now contribute to your difficulties as an adult. As insight and understanding are achieved, support and new strategies are opened up to you to help you find a small but crucial point where it would be possible to begin change.
I am in my mid 40's now and became interested in counselling and psychotherapy when I went through a difficult life experience. I found the therapy process not only to be comforting and supportive during this time, but unexpectedly gave me choices and insight about myself that led my friends to comment on the positive changes they saw in me and how I began to live my life. Therapy for me was insightful, affirming, challenging and often fun.


After we have had a short chat on the phone I agree an appointment time for us to meet in which you can talk more openly in a safe and comfortable place about what has brought you to therapy, why now and what you want to change in your life.
Don't worry if you are not too clear about this initially, talking about how you feel and think will often give you more clarity about what you want to achieve.
During this session, if you feel comfortable, we will agree to a further 4 sessions, or if you are not sure, maybe you would like to have a look at a few other therapists before you decide. I am always happy to refer. Sessions cost £48 for 60minutes and £50 after 6pm for an individual or £72 for a couple for 90 minutes or £75 after 6pm.

Skype Therapy

I am able to offer clients that have had a minimum of four sessions with me at The Hale Village Therapy Centre the option to continue therapy via Skype video link. This can be as an alternative or additional to face to face sessions at The Centre, or to be used when you cannot get to The Centre due to work or holiday commitments.
Further Information

My practice hours are:

Tuesday to Thursday from 8.45am until 8pm.
Signature Therapy for Counselling and Psychotherapy can be found at The Hale Village Therapy Centre south manchester, conveniently located next to a large car park, which is behind the main shopping street of Ashley Road, Hale, Altrincham, Cheshire.
The entrance to the centre is visible from the main car park and is discreetly not on the main street.
Hale Village is well served by trains and buses from the surrounding areas of Wilmslow and Altrincham, south Manchester.

Much care and thought has been given to those visiting the centre from its discreet entrance to the relaxed ambiance created in the reception area and therapy rooms. Seating is comfortable and the environment is quiet, warm and calming.



Expertise


Areas of counselling I work with:
* Abuse
* Affairs and Betrayals
* Anger Management
* Anxiety
* Bereavement
* Bullying
* Couples Counselling
* Depression
* Domestic Violence
* Eating Disorders
* Emotional Abuse
* Generalised Anxiety
* Low Self-Confidence
* Low Self-Esteem
* Mindfulness
* Panic attacks
* Phobias
* Physical Abuse
* Post-Traumatic Stress
* Postnatal Depression
* Pre-nuptial Counselling
* Redundancy
* Relationship Issues
* Self Harm
* Separation and Divorce
* Sexual Abuse
* Sexuality
* Stress
* Termination/Abortion/Miscarriage
* Trauma/Violence
* Work Related Issues

Training, Qualifications and Experience:

Fiona Brewin B.Sc Hons BACPMemb Dip TACounselling ITA regd
I am working towards BACP and UKCP accreditation.
I abide by the ITA published Code of Ethics and as such receive regular supervision for my practice. I am registered with the Database commission.
Before I re-trained, I worked successfully in Marketing in the manufacturing sector for many years researching new products and then bringing them to market. I experienced all the difficulties of a fast paced, dead line orientated career with the added demands of a partner and children.
I work with adults one to one, couples and groups. I will work with children from 14 years of age with their parents consent, and I hold a current CRB certificate.
As well as my private work at The hale Village Therapy Centre, I also worked as a voluntary counsellor, psychotherapist, and trainer at The Counselling and Family Centre, Mayors Road, Altrincham in south Manchester.

Experience

  • Signature Therapy

    Owner
    - Current

Qualifications

Fiona Brewin B.Sc Hons BACPMemb Dip TACounselling ITA regd I am working towards BACP and UKCP accreditation. I abide by the published ITA Code of Ethics and as such receive regular supervision for my professional practice. I am registered with the Database commission. Before I re-trained, I worked successfully in Marketing in the manufacturing sector for many years researching new products and then bringing them to market. I experienced all the difficulties of a fast paced, dead line orientated career with the added demands of a partner and children. I work with adults one to one, couples and groups. I will work with children from 14 years of age with their parents consent, and I hold a current CRB certificate. As well as my private work at The hale Village Therapy Centre, I also worked as a voluntary counsellor, psychotherapist, and trainer at The Counselling and Family Centre, Mayors Road, Altrincham in south Manchester.

Clubs and Associations

BACPMember ITA

Interests and Hobbies

I enjoy the theatre, cinema, walking and ski-ing as well as reading and a spot of gardening.

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