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Last updated: 11 Jun 2020
- Transactional Analysis (TA)
I am Fiona Brewin BSc Dip TA Psychotherapy Registered and Accredited MBACP.
Before I trained as a psychotherapist I worked successfully in retail management and then for many years in marketing in the manufacturing sector, researching new products and bringing them to market.
I experienced all the difficulties of a fast-paced career with the added demands of my partner and family and indeed seemed to thrive on being independent and achieving. I used all my coping strategies to deal with the stresses that this life placed on me coupled with an unsupportive and difficult relationship.
Over time I found that I was anxious, stressed and just miserable, stuck and lonely. With some trepidation I looked for and began a therapeutic process with a psychotherapist. It was a strange feeling at first having another human being follow my mood closely and be openly curious about what was going on for me out there in my life as well as with them. I got a lot of care and nurturing and this felt like my therapist was involved, empathetic and got me.
What was most profound for me was when her care was both curious and challenging. These conversations led to a new sense of ‘seeing myself’. This was difficult for me, and without my therapists real and authentic curiosity and challenge, I’m not sure if I would have had the courage to face myself and change.
I began to notice a new resilience born out of our conversations and reflections. I got a better understanding of and relationship to myself. I became open to changes to protect, love and cherish me. My confidence and self-esteem took on a new energy and I felt good with myself. Yes, I made changes to my life and I now feel alive and thriving….
Areas of interest
Stress;Relationship difficulties;Panic Attacks and Anxiety;Parenting;Bereavement;Self esteem;Work issues;Childhood Abuse;Depression;Life stage issues;Personal Growth;General 'stuckness'/lack of direction
I am a science graduate and further qualified to:
Registered and Accredited Member MBACP (Certificate of Proficiency)
4 year post graduate advanced training in Transactional Analysis leading to Diploma in Transactional Analysis Psychotherapy at Elan Training- a UKATA training centre affiliated to UKCP.
Certificate in Transactional Analysis (TA 101)
Certificate in Person Centred Counselling
Training in Mindfulness
Training in Somatic Trauma
I am a fully qualified and experienced Psychotherapist and have been in private practice since 2008. I am Registered and Accredited with BACP and my training is in Transactional Analysis. As a member of BACP I adhere to their code of ethics. I integrate other modalities including gestalt, mindfulness, somatic and person-centred psychotherapies.