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Registered Member of the BACP

About me

Hi, my name is Fay and I believe that counselling works. I know this from the experience of working with myself and others. You are more than the problems you face or the labels you’ve been given. 

Whether you’re experiencing depression, anxiety or post traumatic stress…or it may be you just don’t know who you are…perhaps your world’s fallen apart….you’re  struggling with addiction or perhaps relationships seem to be confusing and always difficult….maybe life is just too hard right now and you’re overwhelmed.

Whatever it is, I know the safe emotional space of counselling is the start to healing and I know I can offer you that. We can work on your difficulties together and you can move forward.

I work with many counselling theories and I am happy to talk some of them through with you if that’s what you need. Often we need a light to show us the way and the courage to walk in it. 

Training, qualifications & experience

My qualifications…

  • Level 4 Diploma in Counselling
  • Level 3 Certificate in Counselling
  • Level 2 Certificate in Counselling

I have been working as a counsellor for a number of years.

I currently work in private practice and for The Elm Foundation, a charity for domestic abuse and as a support worker for people with mental health difficulties and mental health conditions. 

I have previously worked as a paid sessional counsellor for The Thomas Theyer Foundation and for Talk Listen Change in the the greater Manchester area.  

I work with you…. you are more than the problems you face or the labels you’ve been given. 

I work in a person centred way but with the skills and techniques of a psychodynamic approach. Often our past influences our present and awareness of this can help us accept ourselves and find new ways to live life in the future. 

Member organisations


British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.


£40.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Unemployed
  • Refugees

Additional information

I offer an initial 60 minute counselling sessions for £20 and subsequent sessions are £40 either online, by phone or face to face. 

In extreme cases of financial hardship, 
there may be options and offers to consider to allow counselling to proceed.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

I am flexible to work out a time that suits you. 

Further information

I offer an introductory session at £20 and work predominantly in a psychodynamic and person centred way.  

We will work towards your goals for counselling so you can get what you need from your sessions…

If you need hep with anxiety, which can sometimes cripple us and we can work through simple techniques that can often reduce symptoms and look at why you're anxious and how you can work to prevent this.

Knowing our boundaries, what we allow into our lives and not being afraid of saying ‘no’ can be liberating. Being aware of our past experiences and where our behaviour comes from can help us change our ways of thinking about ourselves and others…

Understanding ourselves and accepting ourselves can be a powerful catalyst for change…it build’s our knowledge, resilience, confidence and internal peace which helps us to manage our stress and anxiety and aids us in knowing what we need and how to get it. We can learn to thrive…

Buxton, High Peak, SK17

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Types of client

Young people
Older adults

Key details

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Please see the photos of the counselling space in the ‘photos’ section of this introduction.

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