Ferga Robinson, Psychotherapist & Cognitive Behavioural Therapy practitioner
Ferga is a fully qualified, highly trained counselor, psychotherapist who also has a degree in Psychology. Before joining the NHS in 1989, she worked between 1984 and 1989 in charities providing counselling for people on low incomes. Over a 23 year period she has been practising in the NHS in senior posts as a therapist, supervisor and trainer at Guy’s Hospital, South London & Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust, at St Thomas’s Hospital and in a variety of posts in the NHS in Sussex since she moved to Eastbourne.
Between 1984 and 1986, I undertook a training apprenticeship in both bereavement and alcohol counselling. Between 1986 and 1992 completed my Diploma in Counselling. I then undertook a psychotherapy training apprenticeship (at Guy’s Hospital Medical School, UMDS) in Cognitive Analytical Therapy between 1990 and 1994. I subsequently studied for two further post-graduate Diplomas, one in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) and one in Psychosexual and Relationship issues”.
Between 1999 and 2002 I studied for a degree in psychology. I am a United Kingdom Council on Psychotherapy (UKCP) Registered Psychotherapist and an Accredited Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist (BABCP). Also since 1996, I have been a member of the College of Sexual and Relationship Therapists (COSRT). I am also a Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).
- Training Apprenticeship in both bereavement and alcohol counselling.
- Diploma in Counselling.
- Psychotherapy training apprenticeship (at Guy’s Hospital Medical School, UMDS) in Cognitive Analytical Therapy.
- Post-graduate Diploma in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT).
- Post-graduate Diploma in Pyschosexual and Relationship issues.
- Degree in psychology.
- United Kingdom Council on Psychotherapy (UKCP) Registered Psychotherapist.
- Accredited Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist (BABCP).
- A member of the College of Sexual and Relationship Therapists (COSRT).
Ferga’s clients say…
I am now feeling better than I have for years thanks to her expert guidance
A great, friendly and professional therapist.
A great, friendly and professional therapist. I only wish I hadn’t left it so long before asking her to help.
I would recommend her to anyone. Thanks Ferga.
left me feeling much more positive about myself
If I'd realised how much better I could feel I would have sought help earlier.
The ability just to talk about how I was feeling with somebody completely impartial was great. Ferga helped me understand what was behind my anxiety and why it manifested itself in the way it did. Through therapy I learnt not to blame myself for everything that was happening and to not feel guilty for not being able to do everything that I felt I was supposed to. Ferga taught me how to calm myself down in stressful situations through breathing exercises and how to prepare myself when stressful times were ahead so I could deal with them better. When I was at my worst I felt that I would never be rid of the anxiety but after a while, it gradually became easier until I felt I had it under control rather than it had me under control.
Now I can approach those normal daily events without the anxiety or feeling sick even crossing my mind. I feel so much calmer. Every now and again situations arise that do stress me out but I feel so much more equipped to deal with them and I can get through them without feeling the need to run for the door. I am much stronger and I feel like such a great weight has been lifted from my shoulders. Life has become much easier. If I'd realised how much better I could feel I would have sought help earlier.