Fauziah Moynihan MBACP PGDip Counselling PGCert CBT
What is counselling?
Considering counselling is a courageous step towards working through problems you're facing and live a better quality of life. Many people choose counselling when they're facing specific difficulties affecting their well-being or have experienced significant life changes or a crisis. Counselling can be helpful if you're feeling overwhelmed or feeling sadness, anxiety, low mood or depression. If you need to make changes to your life but feel stuck or uncertain about the direction to take, counselling can help you discover new ways forward to greater emotional well-being, control and balance.
The counsellor's role
As a counsellor, my role is to provide you with privacy, support and companionship to help you consider your experiences of personal, family, relationship or work difficulties. I offer a confidential counselling service in a quiet and private space. In counselling you'll lead the way to explore your issues safely in a calm and supportive relationship. My approach provides you with a holistic, non-judgemental and respectful place to reflect on your experiences and the possibilities for your personal and practical growth and improved emotional well-being.
About Cognitive Behaviour Therapy
Cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT) is a structured approach that helps you to focus on your personal aims from therapy. The number of sessions are agreed at start of therapy and you can assess your progress using rating scales or measures. If CBT is the right therapy for you, I'll provide you with the caring, non-judgemental and supportive environment needed for you to consider potentially life-changing choices at your pace.
I offer relaxation and visualisation methods to support counselling/therapy together with mindfulness techniques.
Your first session
If you decide to try counselling we'll spend a little time during your first session getting a shared understanding of what you can expect from your counselling.
Free telephone consultation
If you're not sure if counselling or CBT is right for you or if you have any questions about my myself or my practice please don't hesitate to get in touch. You can also make use of a free and confidential 20 minute telephone consultation.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have a postgraduate diploma (PGDip) in Counselling and Psychotherapy from the University of Salford and a postgraduate certificate (PGCert) in CBT from Edge Hill University. I have also attended a wide range of training courses including Safe-guarding, Equality & Diversity, Data Protection and Information Governance as well as training relevant to working with children, adolescents and young adults such as Children and Young People's Mental Health and Technology.
Areas of experience
I have counselled and delivered CBT to GP- and self-referred clients. I work with adults of all ages and have experience of working with children, young people/adults. I have worked as counsellor at YPAS (Young Person's Advisory Service) within primary schools and with young people up to age 25 (29 on Talent Match project) and have also volunteered for Place2Be (primary school-based counselling service). I have enhanced DRB certificate enabling me to work with children and adults.
In the section below 'Areas of Counselling I deal with' you'll find a comprehensive list of issues that clients have brought to counselling or therapy. In my experience the difficulties raised during counselling/therapy are unique to each client and are often interwoven and layered. As your counsellor, I'll aim to understand your personal experiences of issues and your possibilities for improved emotional and practical well-being.
Areas of particular interest
I have experience of counselling clients with issues including identity, racial, cultural and religious/spiritual prejudice/discrimination and ignorance. I offer sensitive and respectful counselling and my personal and professional experience, valuing people from all racial, ethnic, cultural, non-religious/religious, faith/spiritual communities.
I am a member of the Muslim Counsellor and Psychotherapist Network (MCAPN). I offer Muslim clients a confidential, supportive and non-judgemental environment in which to express and explore their personal difficulties.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder in children
- Behaviour problems
- Bipolar disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Childhood bereavement
- Childhood bullying
- Depression and anxiety in children
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Separation anxiety
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
- Free introductory telephone consultation (20 minutes)
- I offer daytime, evening and weekend sessions in a quiet and private location
Fees for counselling and CBT sessions (60 minutes)
Standard: £25 per 60 minute session
Students and Trainee counsellor: £15 per 60 minute session
If you are unwaged please call to discuss fees.
(Please call for appoinments and fees)
As a registered member of British Association for Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP) I work to the BACP ethical framework to ensure safe counselling practice. My practice is fully insured and I attend personal supervision to maintain high standard of practice.
Benefits of private counselling include:
- a high level of privacy
- your GP may not offer counselling or psychotherapy services at your surgery
- you could avoid lengthy waiting lists for counselling and CBT in NHS services
- if needed you could choose to continue counselling or CBT for longer/more sessions than offered by NHS limited services
- appointments can be arranged flexibly around your other commitments with weekday, weekend and evening availability
Member of BACP (British Association for Counsellors and Psychotherapists)
Member of MCAPN (Muslim Counsellor and Psychotherapists Network)
Enhanced DRB certificate
I also offer counselling and CBT sessions via Skype.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Weekdays, evenings and weekend appointments available.
Types of client
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