Fiona Barnes


As a person-centred psychotherapist, I offer one-to-one counselling sessions to adults (age 16+). Based in Nottingham, I am able to provide face-to-face, telephone and Zoom sessions.

I have worked with clients experiencing depression, anxiety, bereavement, bullying, workplace trauma, low self-esteem, relationship difficulties, alcohol and drug addiction, terminal illness, post-traumatic stress disorder, post-natal depression and personality disorders.

I discovered the value of counselling through my own experiences: Before I trained as a counsellor, I worked in Human Resources. Whilst I lacked enthusiasm for office work, I enjoyed and felt passionate about connecting with and helping other people. When I experienced a sudden and traumatic bereavement, my life stopped in its tracks. In the depths of my grief I sought professional counselling. This helped to enable my recovery and the positive growth I felt encouraged me to train as a counsellor.

I believe each person is unique, and is the expert in their own unique experiences. In my therapeutic work I aim to create a safe, compassionate and empathic environment so that you feel valued and accepted. I will gently and sensitively help you to explore and understand difficult feelings and experiences, so that you can feel more in touch with yourself and feel able to move forward positively. All sessions are confidential, and we will work together at a pace that feels right for you.

I adhere to the NCS code of ethics for my practice, and I hold a DBS certificate and have professional indemnity insurance. If you would like to speak to me about working together, please do get in touch.