About me


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


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

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.


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.


By mutual agreement weekdays and evenings.


Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults

Key details

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

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