Fay Apps BA(hons) MBACP
During this challenging time, many of us are experiencing; uncertainty, fear, loneliness and many other feelings. Having space and time to talk those feelings through and explore what is going on for you at the moment, can be really helpful. I can offer you the space and time to really hear what you would like to talk about and I aim to create a space that feels comforting, values you and shows you that you can explore how you’re feeling without fear of judgment.
At this time, I am able to provide counselling via telephone, Zoom or Microsoft teams so that you can still access time for you to talk. Being able to access counselling can be difficult emotionally, financially and for those that have a disability. I am passionate that counselling should be available for everyone that feels they need it. That is why I have British Sign Language NVQ level 6 and have been trained by the RNIB to work with visually impaired clients.
I offer flexible hours because I recognise that not everyone works the same hours and we can have demanding home lives, particularly at the moment. I also know that for many of us money can be tight and can stop us getting the therapy we need. That’s why I offer some reduced rate sessions.
I reserve a number of sessions for those on a low income, furloughed staff and key workers. I offer a discount rate for counselling students.
How Counselling can help you
Starting counselling can seem scary or you may feel anxious about what it will be like but it will be your time for you to talk freely and openly without judgement. Family and friends mean well when they listen but they maybe quick to offer advice or judgement. Counselling allows you to explore your feelings and find your own answers.
I offer Person-Centred counselling to individuals and I look forward to meeting you and working with you. I will support you in you finding the best answers for you.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Advanced Diploma in Person Centred Counselling
- BA(hons) Counselling and Psychotherapy
- Certificate Person Centred Art Therapy
- NVQ level 6 BSL
- Level One DeafBlind Training
- RNIB trained to support Visually Impaired Clients
- Trained to Sight Guide Visually Impaired people
- Various training in Diversity, Identity, Bereavement
I am currently studying for an MA in Critical Studies and Education.
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.
Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.
All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).
This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
- Deaf and Hearing Impaired
- Visually Impaired
Individuals £40.00 per session
Counselling Students £25.00 per session
Low Income £25.00 per session
A mileage fee will be charged for home visits.
Evening and weekend appointments available.