Faye West

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London SE13 & Stansted CM24
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About me

Hey, I'm Faye :)

I'm a Child/ Young Person Therapist specialising in Autism, ADHD and Neurodivergency in children, teens and young people.

I work with Autistic, ADHD and Neurodivergent young people in the music, film, video game and creative industries; and manage a private practice. The young people I support with are usually very imaginative, smart and sensitive who may have been overlooked or misunderstood with their needs and are struggling. I 100% get it!

(I also work with adults too!)

I am trained to work with Autism and provide Neurodivergent informed therapy, often around the following themes:

  •  Social Anxiety/ Masking
  • General Anxiety
  • Depression
  • School Troubles
  • Gender and Sexuality
  • Self-Harm
  • Isolation/ feeling misunderstood
  • Poor experiences with previous mental health support

I'm a really passionate advocate and speaker on Autism, ADHD and Neurodivergency. I don't believe it's a mental illness! I view it as a culture and lived experience, centred around passionately enjoying things, vivid inner worlds, problem solving and making cool things. I define it as communication and sensory differences. Sadly, the world isn't built for Neurodivergent people and the pressure of trying to fit in and make things work lead to mental health problems. 

I'm a passionate advocate of the LGBTQIA+ community. There is a big and important overlap with Neurodivergent people and queer people and I work with gender and sexuality.

I only work via remote sessions. this started off as a response to COVID-19, but I have discovered how well this works with Autistic and Neurodivergent culture. It means my clients are at home where they can be themselves, surrounded by comfort items and the people who love them not far away. 

I start all therapy with a free telephone call, so please do get in contact for a chat.

I charge £80 a session and book 6 sessions at a time, as per standard therapeutic intervention, which can be regularly review and renewed. Sessions are booked after a 30-minute assessment session with the client (£40) plus parents if they'd like, and it's the client's decision if they'd like to work together.

If you'd like to know a little about me-

  • I'm a friendly, safe and warm person to talk to
  • I have 9 years of experience as a therapist within NHS and Education
  • I take safety, child protection and safeguarding very seriously
  • I love goofing around and laughing (when appropriate!)
  • I make things too! (taught a fair few kids to crochet)
  • I love videogames, movies and books
  • And I absolutely love my job <3

Training, qualifications & experience

I hold a MA in Psychodynamic Psychotherapy from Goldsmiths, University of London.

I hold a PgC in Autism and Asperger's from Sheffield Hallam University. 

I began practicing therapy in 2015.

I have worked for the NHS, local authority and education.

Member organisations

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.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

I specialise Autism and Neurodivergent informed therapy for children and young people.


£80.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Additional information

  • £40 initial assessment
  • £80 a session
  • £60 a session concessional and student rate

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Available Thursdays and Saturday Mornings

Manor House Library, Manor House, Old Road, London, SE13 5SY

Stansted, CM24

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Children (0-12)
Young people (13-17)
Adults (25-64)

Key details

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Faye West
Faye West