Faye Wilson BSc (Hons), MSc, MBACP
I am a fully qualifed counsellor, and a registered member of the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP). The BACP is one of the UK's biggest counselling organisation, and I use their ethical framework and standards to guide my practice. I am insured, and I have an up to date DBS Certificate.
I have my office in an elegant, old manor house in Hallow, 3 miles from Worcester city centre. The house and grounds are beautiful, and it is a great place for therapy to take place.
I decided to train as a counsellor because I have always been interested in people; listening to them, learning from them, helping them. I love what I do; to be able to walk alongside somebody in their time of need is such a privilege.
Personally, I am a wife, a sister, a daughter, a friend, and a dog owner. I love losing a day in a book, the countryside, good food and holidays! I have suffered from anxiety and depression, so I know how scary it can be to ask for help, to speak out, to share those scary thoughts and feelings. I will not pretend that our journey's are similar or the same, but I think it is important for you to know I have sat on the other chair in the counselling room. I found counselling an amazing experience where I learnt so much about myself. I really hope I can help you along your journey, like my counsellor helped me.
About My Approach:
I work predominately in a Person-Centred way, and follow the work and teachings of Carl Rogers. This approach really emphasises the importance of the relationship between the counsellor and the client, and the need for me to be as empathic, non-judgemental and as 'real' as possible. These core conditions allow growth and development; being valued and prized as a person can help you accept yourself, reconnect with who you really are, and make changes in your life.
I create a safe, warm and supportive space for you to explore your emotions, to make sense of your situation, to re-examine your relationships and think about yourself. We can discuss your life experiences, difficult decisions, relationships, your home or work life, your past, new ways to cope, anything you want.
The Person-Centred approach highlights the need for the client to be in control. I work in a non-directive way, ensuring that we talk about what you want to talk about, at your own pace. This is so important to me, because of course, you are the expert in your own life. In our sessions, I will sometimes challenge you, but I will never give you advice, or push you to talk about something you don't want to. I will encourage you to lead the way, but you will have me walking alongside with you, helping you on your journey.
Sometimes, clients find it useful if I draw upon other approaches such as Mindfulness, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Personal Coaching. These approaches can offer some real insight into the way your mind might be working, and how you have the power to change the way you think. I use worksheets to help us work through these techniques and track your progress.
Training, qualifications & experience
MSc Counselling Psychology
Advanced Diploma Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
Level 3 Counselling Skills & Theory
Level 2 Helping Skills
Psychology BSc (Hons)
Other Training Courses:
Shame In The Therapy Room
Mindfulness For Stress
I have worked as a outreach healthcare screening assistant and as a support worker for Birmingham Children's Hospital. I have spent time facilitating an eating disorder support group with BEAT, and offering counselling to a varied client base suffering from a wide range of issues at a local counselling organisation.
At the moment, I am focusing on my private practice work, as well as counselling survivors one day a week at Black Country Women's Aid, and counselling children and teenagers two days a week in projects run by Murray Hall Community Trust.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Attachment disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Childhood bereavement
- Childhood bullying
- Depression and anxiety in children
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
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Individual Counselling - £50 for a 50 minute session.
Individual Counselling for Counselling Students - £40 for a 50 minute session (proof of study needs to be shown)
I charge half price, £25, for your first session, as this is your opportunity to come and see what counselling is about, what I can offer and whether you would like us to work together. This first session is a chance for you to test the waters! Research constantly demonstrates that the most important factor in client outcomes is the relationship between the counsellor and the client, so I will really work on developing that rapport with you. I want you to feel comfortable with me and the work we are doing together, I want you to feel safe.
I also offer some limited reduced fee places for those out of work, please contact me for more information.
Payment needs to be in cash, cheque or bank transfer.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Face to Face Appointments - Weekday daytime and evening. Telephone Appointments - Weekday and Weekend daytime and evening.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|