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About me

FAY PRESTON, MBACP

We live in a world full of challenges and expectations and like many people at some stage in their lives, you may be overwhelmed or unable to move forward. As a result, you may feel anxious, depressed, lonely, angry, confused, stressed out or generally unable to cope. You may have suffered the loss of a loved one or you may be struggling with low self-esteem or relationship problems.

Would you like a safe place to talk through and make sense of these feelings, worries and problems? Would you like help finding coping strategies and feel more confident, more in control? In that case, you may benefit from counselling.

"Fay helped me confront issues and feelings that I had been too scared to confront on my own"

"Fay has been a fantastic support to me"

I am here to help by providing a confidential space to explore your issues. I am not here to judge you but to listen to you and to understand what is going on for you. I am here to support you when looking back at relationships or problems in your past and seeing how they may affect your present life. I am here to offer you a different environment and a different perspective to work through your problems. I am also here to help you gain a greater self- understanding and new ways to move forward.

"What I found most helpful was being able to talk openly in confidence and not being judged"

"Fay helped me get back to my former self"

I offer both short and long term counselling and have many years of experience working with clients from young adolescents to the elderly in the following areas:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Bereavement
  • Loss
  • Relationship issues
  • Low self-esteem
  • Work related stress
  • Eating Disorders
  • Anger
  • Abuse
  • Bullying
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

Training, qualifications & experience

FdA in Integrative Counselling - University of Greenwich

Registered Member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy

Certificates in Counselling Skills levels 1, 2 and 3

I have attended workshops in Attachment, Bereavement, Solution Focused Brief Therapy, Eating Disorders, Identity, Mindfulness, Sexual Abuse, Trauma, Adoption and Creativity.

Member organisations

BACP

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.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Fees

Additional information

I charge £50 for weekly 50 minute sessions, day or evening.
My practice is situated between Cobham and Fetcham, Surrey within easy reach of Fetcham, Stoke d'Abernon, Cobham, Oxshott, Bookham, Leatherhead, Effingham, Ashtead and Epsom.

When I work

By mutual agreement weekdays and evenings.

Fetcham, Leatherhead, Surrey, KT22

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples

Key details

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Additional languages

Dutch