Faye’s approach is relational, humanistic, creative, and collaborative. She prioritises building a safe, compassionate, and non-judgemental therapeutic relationship to support the expression of any complex, painful or confusing feelings and experiences that may be holding you back in your present-day life and relationships. Through offering you a confidential and containing space to connect and experience being deeply heard, Faye aims to support your journey towards greater awareness, self-understanding, authenticity, flexibility, and healing.
Faye’s integrative way of working employs a range of psychotherapeutic modalities and somatic practices to support you to explore, reflect and make sense of your past and present feelings and struggles together, as well as better identify and understand your emotional triggers so that you may learn to safely move through those moments when life feels particularly challenging or overwhelming.
Often, we can’t find the words to articulate how we are really feeling or, conversely, sometimes our head is too full of words and we find ourselves getting stuck in repetitive thinking. Faye believes that tapping into and working with our creativity, imagination, and our more subtle somatic sensations within the safety of the therapeutic relationship can be a powerful way to shift our perspectives or feelings of stuckness, bring about new insights and process traumas and strong emotions in a safe and contained way. Working therapeutically with the arts can be an empowering way to discover aspects of ourselves that may have previously been outside of our conscious awareness, as well as helping to ground, self-regulate, express, and process feelings and experiences.
Faye has clinical experience of working with a diverse range of individuals and groups including in the NHS acute in-patient services and the charity sector. In addition to private practice, she works part-time in a third sector organisation providing long-term individual psychotherapy to clients with complex trauma and enduring mental health issues.
Prior to qualifying as a psychotherapist, Faye worked for 19 years in the Further Education sector where she specialised in providing individual tailored support to adolescents and adults presenting with a wide range of neurodiverse ways of experiencing the world and the processing of information such as ASD, ADHD and dyslexia, as well as various physical and neurological impairments and social, emotional, and mental health challenges.
HCPC Registered (AS017689), Member of BAAT
MA Integrative Arts Psychotherapy (IATE), Advanced Diploma in the Therapeutic & Educational Application of the Arts (IATE), MA Social Justice & Education (Institute of Education), Post Graduate Certificate in Special Educational Needs Coordination (Institute of Education), BSocSc (Hons) Social Anthropology (University of Manchester)