Fay Naylor - Hedera Counselling (MBACP)
Thank you for looking at my profile in your search for a counsellor. I am hoping that I will be able to answer any questions you may have about me below, but if not, please feel free to contact me to ask anything further.
I have a Diploma in Person-centred counselling. This was gained over four years, and gave me practical as well as theory based experience.
Going through this training means that I am a member of a counselling association, helping to ensure professionalism, and the safety of my client work.
I have additional training in certain areas, also mentioned below. If there is an issue that I feel I do not have enough experience in, I will be truthful with you about this.
I am not medically trained and will not offer you a diagnosis, such as depression. That doesn't mean I cannot work with you if you do have one, it just isn't what I do as a counsellor.
We would work out of a secure and private space. Our work together would be confidential, and this would include any self-harm or suicidal tendencies. There are exceptions to this confidentiality in the form of breaking certain laws, but I would explain this to you at the start of our sessions.
You have the freedom to disclose as little or as much as you like to me. I will not force you to speak or bully you into talking about certain issues. I will listen a lot throughout our sessions. I am open and honest in my approach to counselling. I will offer you a place to express your thoughts and fears, together finding a way for you to move forward in dealing with whatever stresses and issues you may have.
I understand how hard accessing the right support can be, and that this may be a worrying time for you. We can talk through any concerns you have regarding counselling should you choose to contact me.
Choosing the right counsellor for you is an important part of the process. I have supported clients with many different issues, particularly specialising in bereavement and domestic abuse, but if you would like any further information about anything I've discussed, please take a look at my website, or feel free to contact me.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a fully qualified Person-centred Counsellor. This is an approach that deals with the way an individual sees themselves, not how they are seen by people around them. I would work to understand your experiences, seeing them as individual to you. I have gained the below qualifications in this approach;
- Diploma - Therapeutic Counselling (CPCAB)
- Certificate in Counselling Skills (CPCAB)
I have additional training in:
- Domestic Abuse
- Transactional Analysis
- Multi Agency Working
- Equality, Diversity & Rights
- Person-centered Art Therapy
I regularly attend training in various subjects to keep up-to-date with new ideas, research and legislation. This additional work can be audited by The BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy) ensuring I am working with you to the very best of my ability.
I have volunteered at Kemp Hospice counselling bereaved clients, and have mentored survivors of domestic abuse through the charity The Jan Foundation.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Asperger's syndrome
- Carer support
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
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£40 per session. I will provide an initial session free of charge to enable us to see how we feel about working together.
I will provide a discount for counselling students. Please contact me if you would like further information about this.
I am professionally insured to work as a counsellor, and am registered to keep data under The Data Protection Act.
At the site there is adequate parking and links by bus. There is also disabled access available.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
My availability for appointments is 3pm - 8pm Tuesday and Wednesday evenings, 5.30pm - 9pm other weekday evenings. Would discuss option of Saturday morning appointments.
Types of client