Jessica Fay, Accredited MBACP
I am an experienced counsellor/psychotherapist with accreditation from the BACP. I have worked extensively for the NHS and with private clients.
I work with individuals and with couples with the aim of helping you to make sense of your concerns. The issues we can address together include - anxiety, depression, low mood, concerns with self-esteem, self-confidence and self-image, relationship breakdown, loss and grief, stress, abuse, eating disorders, family or work strains, etc.
I offer a safe, calm space where we can explore your concerns together. I use an integrative relational approach. This means I can blend different ways of working to suit your needs. I am interested in your current experiences, thoughts and feelings, along with possible influences from your past. We may find it helpful to look at patterns of behaviour and ways of relating that are not working well for you.
I offer short-term counselling - usually between 6 and 12 sessions - and open-ended support. Whichever is more appropriate for you.
I am available for private sessions on Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays at my home practice in SW18 (between Wimbledon Park, Earlsfield and Southfields, with excellent transport links and on-street parking). Or via online media.
Sessions are usually weekly (at the same time each week) and last for 50 minutes. If a set time is not possible, I do try to be flexible. 75 minute sessions are also an option.
Please contact me via phone or email. I should respond within 24 hours and we can arrange an initial brief chat on the phone. At our first session I will begin to gain an understanding of your situation and we can agree how to progress together.
UPDATE FEBRUARY 2021 - Due to the on-going coronavirus pandemic, I am currently seeing clients primarily by video or telephone call. I am set-up for Skype, Zoom, FaceTime or WhatsApp, as well as normal phone calls. In general, I am finding that online/video sessions work well. If you feel it is essential to meet in person, please contact me and we can discuss that option.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have experience of working with people of different cultures, ages and backgrounds.
Issues that I've worked with include:
- Depression and low mood
- Lack of self-esteem or self-confidence
- Grief and bereavement
- Relationship concerns
- Eating disorders
- Feelings of meaningless
- Personal development
I have a Masters' degree in Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy (University of Roehampton).
I have also studied Psychology with the Open University.
I have additional training and experience in bereavement care, relationship issues and couples' counselling.
I am committed to providing high standards of therapeutic support. I continually invest in my own development and learning. As an accredited member of the BACP, I abide by their code of ethics and I have regular clinical supervision and attend CPD events.
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
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
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).
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Areas of counselling I deal with
At my home practice in SW18, my standard charge for individual sessions of 50 minutes is £70. My charge for couples is £90.
I offer discounts for trainee counsellors and for all clients attending sessions between 10am and 4pm on weekdays.
I work from my home in SW18 on Monday afternoons and evenings, Wednesday daytime, and Thursday daytime and evenings. (This includes sessions online and by phone or video call).
I have a background in business and marketing.