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Experience and Qualifications:

Fay is the Owner of Evolve Therapy Rooms Ltd and set up this service to try and bridge the gap in the lack of mental health provision in the North East and to provide people with an alternative to waiting months for therapy.  She is passionate about people and helping them to help themselves.  Her philosophy is "life can be challenging at times but if you can get the support you need it can be made easier". 


Fay is a Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) Counsellor with over 8 years’ experience working on contracts  within the NHS, voluntary/charity sector and private practice.   She works 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. Furthermore, Fay has experience working on contracts commissioned by the local government to help people back into employment. 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 become a qualified Couples Counsellor which included further learning in Transactional Analysis, Gestalt Theory and Attachment Theory. 


Qualifications:                BA (Hons) Degree in Counselling 2013

                                          Foundation Degree in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy 2012

                                          Certificate in Couple Counselling 2019

                                          Level 3 Certificate in Counselling 2010

                                          Level 3 Certificate in Domestic Abuse Awareness 2015

                                          Level 3 Certificate in Safeguarding Adults & Children 2017

                                          Level 3 Certificate in Child Sexual Exploitation 2017

                                          Level 2 Certificate in Counselling 2009

                                          Level 2 Certificate in Brief Alcohol Intervention 2015

                                          Level 2 Certificate in Safeguarding Children & Adult 2015

                                          Level 2 Certificate in Family Therapy 2016 


Further Training:           Handling Abusive Behaviour 2012

                                         Domestic Abuse Awareness 2013

                                         Art Therapy 2013

                                         Mindfulness 2012

                                         Transactional Analysis 2013

                                         Understanding & Supporting People who Self Harm 2013

                                         Working with Disruptive Children Training 2014

                                         Child Developmental Theories 2014

                                         Creative Methods in Action: Client study 2014

                                         Hard to Reach Families 2014

                                         The Worried Child 2014

                                         Key Differences between Counselling Adults & Children/Young People 2014

                                         Introduction to Working with EMDR 2014

                                         Young People at Risk of Sexual Exploitation 2014

                                         Child Protection Training 2015                        

                                         The Health & Well-being of Lesbian, Gay & Bisexual Young People 2015

                                         Assessment Tools 2016

                                         Safe, Effective and Ethical Client Record Keeping 2017

                                         Let's Talk About Sex 2018

                                         Domestic Abuse within Couples 2019

                                         Solution Focused Therapy for Children and Young People 2019

                                         Zero Suicide Jan 2020

                                         GamCare Workshop on Women's Gambling Feb 2020

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