Fay is a CBT counsellor with over 8 years’ experience working for North East Counselling Services.
During this time she has worked with a broad range of issues including anxiety, depression, relationship difficulties, bereavement, loss, low self-esteem, low confidence, anger, abuse and stress.
She has specialist knowledge of working with people with debilitating illnesses and survivors of abuse.
Fay strongly believes in equality and diversity.
Fay also has experience of working in a time limited framework and works collaboratively with clients to agree the focus of therapy.
She works with children as well as adults.
Furthermore, Fay has experience of working on various contracts commissioned by the local government to help people back into employment; on a 4 year Big Lottery contract working with families in Gateshead; as well as numerous other small contracts. This involved seeing individuals on a one to one basis and also facilitating small focus groups on issues such as low self-esteem and anger management.
Although Fay’s main theory is CBT, she is able to draw upon further training and experience to be a more integrative practitioner to fit client need.
More recently Fay has undertaken further training in couple counselling and also facilitates community mental health support groups.