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My name is Faye and I am a counsellor and a member of the BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy) and BPS (British Psychological Society). My training is underpinned by combining Counselling with the rigour of Psychology. I currently specialise in CBT, Person-Centred and Psychodynamic approaches to therapy although I tend to work integratively. I also have experience with schema therapy, systemic therapy and narrative therapy. This means that I use a range of therapeutic techniques, underpinned by both theory and research to best suit the needs of the client. Each client is unique and my aim is to honour that by avoiding a one size fits all approach.
I aim to offer a safe and calm approach that is rooted in compassion and understanding to fit your needs, difficulties and concerns. I work specifically, through a non-judgemental, warm, accepting, authentic therapeutic relationship with each person to aid them on their journey to recovery in order to gain a better sense of self to reach their full potential. I firmly believe that evidenced practice should be at the heart of therapy and I aim to work with all my clients through a collaborative therapeutic relationship.
The assessment session gives you the opportunity to explore your reasons for seeking therapy. This includes, talking about your present difficulties, background history and other relevant information. Most importantly, this is an opportunity for you to identify your hopes and expectations of therapy. If you wish to proceed, we will agree to meet on a weekly basis at an agreed time.
I offer six sessions initially, in addition to the assessment session, for those who would like longer term therapy the sixth session tends to be a review session to review the work and it is at this point where we discuss if further sessions are needed for longer term therapy.
My work experience includes, Medium-secure Psychiatric hospitals, NHS, children's homes, schools, counselling services in the charity sector, Residential Parenting Assessment units and the Samaritans (4 years). I have experience with working with clients with, depression, bereavement, grief/loss, anxiety, eating disorders, OCD, low self-esteem, phobias and trauma.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Professional Doctorate in Counselling Psychology, City University of London (Completion date Sept 2021)
- Postgraduate Certificate (Master's level) in Counselling Psychology, City University of London (Completion date July 2017)
- MSc in Psychological Research Methods, University of Nottingham (Completion date December 2013)
- BSc in Psychology and Criminology, Staffordshire University (Completion date, 2008)
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
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Free 15 minute telephone consultation.
Online - £80.00
Face-Face - £90.00