About Me

Fiona Mullany

BA Hons, FD (Open) Counselling, MBACP

I am a registered member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists and I have been working in personal development training, coaching and counselling for over 20 years.

As well as running my own private practice in Lytham St Annes, I work for a charitable organisation based in Blackpool and the Fylde.

Testimonials

 
  • “From our first meeting I felt comfortable and safe in the knowledge I could 'let it out' without being judged or pressurised in any way – and always came away feeling more positive and stronger. Thank you!”
  • “It has helped bring closure and focus to my issues and let me have freedom in so many aspects of my life.”
  • “I would certainly recommend the service to my friends. I have felt valued and listened to.”
  • “Fiona has been extremely helpful to me. When I initially started to see her I was very anxious and depressed and within eleven sessions I am now not feeling anxious or depressed whatsoever.”
  • “I have to admit to being a little sceptical about counselling at first, how wrong I was… Fiona was so attentive and understanding and made me feel comfortable from the start through various issues. Wouldn’t hesitate to see Fiona again should the need arise.”
  • “I am in a very different place after this therapy.”
  • “Without detailing the reasons for my counselling I would like to comment on how very helpful, kind, reassuring and knowledgeable I found Fiona to be. Her endless patience and understanding and guidance has helped me enormously. Our meetings were always held in total privacy in extremely comfortable surroundings.”
  • “Massively useful, has helped me a lot moving forward to university.”
  • “I found it very good and I do feel much better.”
  • “Thank you! You have helped me overcome a difficult time in my life.”
  • “I would recommend the service to anybody who felt they needed this kind of support. It helped me regain my confidence and self-belief.”
  • "Six weeks ago I never thought I would be able to deal with 30 year old issues so well and easily. Thank you, you have made a massive difference."
  • "First class - thoroughly professional whilst friendly, supportive, and encouraging."
  • "I've managed to tidy up my mixed up thoughts and address my fears with the objective and unswerving support of you Fiona - and I'm surprised at how quickly I began to feel better and more in control again. Thank you!"
  • "The things I discovered about myself have been really helpful in enabling me to change what I do. It has given me choices I didn’t know I had."
  • "Although I came to you for bereavement counselling which has been invaluable to me in facing the gap and the guilt I carried, I'm also grateful of your coaching skills once I'd worked things through which has enabled me to focus on my future and do something positive for me. Many thanks."
  • "I found her very welcoming. She was non- judgemental, and it was a warm and natural atmosphere."
 

Qualifications

  • FD (Open) Counselling
  • Advanced Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapeutic Skills and Theory (CPCAB 2014)
  • Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling (CPCAB 2013)
  • Certificate in Couples and Relationship Counselling
  • INLPTA Qualified NLP Trainer (2004)
  • INLPTA Master Practitioner (2003)
  • Talking Achievement Coach (West Midlands Secondary Schools Programme 2002-3)
  • UK College of Life Coaching Accredited Life Coach (2002)
  • Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development Training Certificate (2001)
  • Diploma in Coaching for Business Performance (Newcastle College 2001)

 

Training

  • Solution Focused Therapy Masterclass
  • Understanding Autism
  • Hoarding
  • Working with Miniatures
  • Working with Developmental Play
  • Treating Intrusive Thoughts and the Inner Critical Voice
  • Asist Suicide Awareness and Prevention
  • Dementia Awareness
  • Internal Family Systems
  • An Introduction to Mindfulness
  • Anorexia – A Person Centred Perspective
  • Domestic Violence Risk Assessment
  • Safeguarding
  • Sibling Sexual Abuse

 

As a registered member of the BACP I adhere to their code of ethics and have regular professional supervision with a Counselling Supervisor to support me in my work.