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Authentic Self Counselling

About me

Hello! I’m Faye and around 5 years ago I set off on a journey of self-discovery that enabled me to find my ‘Authentic Self’. Until this point, I hadn’t really considered that I was a bit ‘lost’ looking everywhere but within to try ‘fix’ what I perceived as problems. Then through a short counselling course, I began to think about who I was, who I wanted to be and what was preventing that, and making life feel really heavy.

I learnt to look inwardly to work out where my heavy 'stuff' was coming from and used new skills and techniques to manage these emotions and help change my perspectives.

Along with being a mum/partner/daughter/sister/friend/employee, I am also a qualified counsellor and during the week I work at the UK’s leading relationship charity as a Relationship Therapist. Through my work here and other organisations such as the NHS, I have gained experience in working with issues such as:

  • Anxiety
  • Low Mood and Depression (diagnosed and undiagnosed)
  • Self Esteem
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Relationships
  • Trauma

I am based in Bradford and work with individual clients. Please get in touch for further info and to see if I can support you in finding your own Authentic Self.

Best Wishes,

Faye - Humanistic Dip/Relational Cert/BACP member.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a member of the BACP, have a Diploma in Humanistic Therapy and a further Certificate in Relational Therapy. During the week I work for Relate as an Individual and Couples Therapist. I have clients referred to me from social care to charities such as Parkinson's UK, so have worked with a broad range of issues that can affect couples, individuals and families. I am also IAPT trained for couples and individuals with Anxiety and Depression.

Prior to Relate I worked at 'Mosaic II', where I worked long term with clients who had been sexually abused as children, many of whom had PTSD as well as other health issues related to the abuse they had suffered.

During my time at Relate, I have written and delivered workshops in Primary and Secondary schools, which focus on healthy relationships and self awareness. This work is ongoing and something I really enjoy as I get the opportunity to use 'play' in the work I am doing. I also managed a project for the Bradford Clinical Commissioning Groups, 'Mental Health Champions', which trained school staff members to be aware of Mental and Emotional health issues, in order for early intervention and prevention as a part of the districts 5 year plan. When I stepped down from this role earlier in the year, to concentrate on client work, the total number of schools was at around 150 signed up and trained, something I am very proud of.

All of the above has been an absolute privilege and I am very happy I am in a position where I can now provide a service to clients outside of the typical working day, in order that they can get support at times convenient to them, so as not to make life more difficult or stressful.

If you would like to ask anything about the above or otherwise please don't hesitate to get in touch.

Member organisations


British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

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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

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Other areas of counselling I deal with

  • Childhood Sexual Abuse
  • Relationship Therapy

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Additional information

I charge £40 per 50 minute to 1 hour session and would usually reccommemd we review progress or areas for further work each 6 sessions to ensure we are focussed on what you feel is most beneficial. This is also with a view to try ensure that counselling is not longer than necessary. As I have worked in the Third sector in Bradford for a number of years, I have an extensive knowledge of other organisations and charities, and so if I feel I am not suitable for your needs I will endeavour to signpost you onto an agency that can support you with anything more specific than I am able to offer.

When I work

Various times including evenings and weekends

Further information

Please note that the first session is a consultation, where I will check that I can support you with the issue you would like to work through. This consultation is also so you are able to check you feel you will be able to work with me. I think this is really important, in order for talking therapies to work, it's essential you are able to feel relaxed with me. If not, there is no obligation to continue.

I am available Thursday and Friday Evenings and Saturdays after 11.30am. Please get in touch if you would like to check a time not within these hours as I may still be able to accommodate you.

I work in line with the BACP's Code of Ethics and as a part of this, all sessions are completely confidential. Upon meeting we will agree on a contract for you to keep in order for your peace of mind.

The Yoga Hut, 80 Jer Lane, Horton Bank Top, Bradford, West Yorkshire, BD7 4NP

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults