Fiona Turnbull

UKCP Accredited Psychotherapist

About me

Welcome to my page.
I’m a skilled, compassionate gestalt psychotherapist accredited with UKCP. I bring warmth, energy and commitment to my work with clients. Over the years, I’ve had the privilege of supporting clients from diverse backgrounds to come through a wide range of painful and challenging life events and experiences.
I offer longer-term open-ended therapy, usually for at least a year, to facilitate deeper exploration. I’m also available for shorter-term work, generally for 12-16 sessions, for people with a more specific concern.
In my experience, the starting point for good therapy is for you to feel safe to open up about what’s troubling you. So I attend closely to the quality of the therapeutic relationship. I listen deeply and carefully to what and how you tell me about yourself and your context. I’m responsive to what each person requires from therapy, working at a pace and depth that is right for you.
I’ll support you to become more aware, find greater clarity about what you want and experiment with different possibilities and choices. I may gently challenge some of beliefs that might be keeping you stuck but I don’t believe in forcing change. My approach to therapy is hopeful even in the midst of despair and anguish.
I worked as senior counsellor in a hospice for several years and so have extensive specialist expertise in palliative care and grief work. Previously I volunteered at a low-cost counselling service, working with people who experienced early abuse and neglect. Through this and my private practice, I have experience of wide-ranging issues, including anxiety, relationship difficulties, sexual violence, grief, fertility, low mood, chronic low self-esteem and life transitions such as retirement, ageing and serious illness.
I know looking for a therapist can be daunting so I’d be delighted for you to get in touch if you’d like to find out more.

Training and qualification

UKCP accreditation as psychotherapist, registration number 2011164878 (2020)
Psychotherapy Practitioner Advanced Diploma (Gestalt Centre London, 2019)
MA in Gestalt Psychotherapy (Gestalt Centre and London Metropolitan University, 2018)
BACP Registration as psychotherapist and counsellor, registration number 376318 (2018)
Post-graduate Diploma in Gestalt Psychotherapy (Gestalt Centre, 2017)
Certificate in Humanistic Counselling (2015)
MA Modern Languages (German and French) (University of Cambridge, 1996)

Professional affiliation:

BACP Registered Psychotherapist
UKAGP Full Member and Editorial Team Member

Contact details

Phone number: 07775 972727

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Although Therapport Limited, the owner of the practice, is thorough in checking the qualifications, insurance and professional registration of each of our practitioners, the relationship is ultimately between the client and the practitioner themselves. Therapport Limited provides space for clinicians and is not responsible for the clinical work they provide. Fiona Turnbull is a UKCP Accredited Psychotherapist, therefore the complaints should be direct to United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy.