Connie Fautley MBACP (Accred) UKRCP
Find a warm and welcoming environment, and a supportive path through your difficulties. My original training is as an Integrative Counsellor, drawing on many different counselling theories and ways of working in order to meet your needs as an individual. I am also currently towards the end of my training in Gestalt psychotherapy, which is highly relational and holistic in terms of seeing you as a whole person. I aim to be present for you in a way that is non-judgmental and accepting and feels safe as we explore your issues together, as well as providing appropriate supported challenge for growth. Growth can arise in experiencing new ways of relating and being within the safe counselling setting.
We all have the potential within us for growth and finding the way ahead, given the right conditions. We grow to know ourselves more fully when in touch with the whole of ourselves: mind, emotions, body, energy, and even spirit; and within the context of a relationship. I will be interested in your wholeness, I will desire to understand your world and your meaning as we meet. I also wish to be authentic in my/ our humanity.
Relationship is at the heart of what it is to be human. Whilst past relationships may have felt damaging to us or cause us to feel stuck in our ways, current relationships can be the medium for healing and change. In counselling this relationship is boundaried for your safety.
As well as having worked with a very wide range of issues, I am experienced in trauma and abuse where safety and trust is of paramount importance. I honour the ways you protect and resource yourself, and sometimes we need support to find new ways that also are empowering. We can find hope for peace with our past, empowerment for the present and the ability to make choices for the future.
Training, qualifications & experience
Advanced Diploma in Professional Integrative Counselling (Kingston College), 2006
Postgraduate Diploma in Gestalt studies, Metanoia Institute, 2019
EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing) practitioner trained to Levels 1 & 2 at the EMDR Institute, London, May 2009.
BACP Accreditation 2008
UKRCP Registered Independent Counsellor/Psychotherapist 2008
Certificate in Working with Survivors of Abuse (CPPD) 2008
Intermediate Certificate in Counselling Skills, 2003.
Additional training workshops attended:
'Making trauma therapy safe', 'Understanding and working with suicide', 'Transactional Analysis', 'Working with breathing', 'Working with dreams and imagery', 'The Resourceful Self', 'Working with sand-tray', Working with Addictions, Mindfulness.
Private practice at home since 2006.
Counsellor at a GP Surgery 2004 -2007, 2009.
Counsellor with MIND January 2007 - May 2008.
Counsellor at a Women's Centre 2005 - 2006.
Counsellor with 'Release Counselling' 2008 - 2010.
Experienced working with student counsellors.
Volunteer at Aurora Foundation for people abused in childhood since 2014.
Registered / Accredited
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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.
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All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I lean towards Gestalt psychotherapy practice: a very relational, authentically human, whole being, meaningful, life giving, and often creative therapy.
£40 for 50 minutes. (Initial session 1 hour).
I currently do not have training to work with children or teenagers. I see men and women of all ages, 18 years and over.
I offer short-term (usually a minimum of 6-12 sessions) and open-ended therapy.
The initial session does not mean you are committed to further sessions, it is for us to determine if we have a good rapport and that we both sense I am what you are needing to help you. If you wish to continue, we book a further 5 sessions and review whether you want to continue open ended or for a shorter time. Meeting needs to be on a weekly basis, this continuity offering the most benefit to you.
Cancellation policy: I ask for 48 hours notice of cancellation, in which case the fee will not be asked for. With less than 2 days notice, we may try to find another time within the same week to meet; if this isn't possible the fee will need to be charged.
Parking is freely available outside.
I am situated very near (5 - 10 minute walk) New Malden mainline railway station and bus routes.