Member Status: Accredited Professional
Member No: NCS20-02421
My name is Faye Lowe, and I am a counsellor based in Sidcup, Kent. I understand what it feels like to be struggling with life.
Sometimes life deals you things that are hard to cope with. This can lead to an internal struggle - you don't want to continue to feel the way you are feeling but you also don't know what you can do to change things. Reaching out for help can feel really hard because it leads to the acceptance that something is wrong and that something needs to change.
I am a warm, genuine, and compassionate person and I will support you through this change. You may be surprised to hear that counselling is often not what people think it is. There is often a view that you have to be seriously unwell to have therapy. Often people think that others have it much worse than them and therefore they shouldn't access therapy. Therapy can be so beneficial for many people. Lots of people struggle with their current situation such as relationships, work, self-esteem, and communication issues. Working through these issues can be so beneficial for your general health.
I will work with you in a way that you feel comfortable. I am a grounded person, not easily shocked and will sometimes add in a sprinkling of humour where appropriate. Having a good relationship with your counsellor is so important because you need that connection and understanding. I will take things at your pace.
I am passionate about the work that I do. I have always had an interest in counselling and thought that I would never become a counsellor. That was something that only those who have their stuff together can do, right? Actually, we are all human and we all have our own stuff that we are dealing with.
I experienced a really tough time in work, and I sought the help of a counsellor. Not only did it help me process my issues at work, but it also made me realise that actually I can work in a role that I am really passionate about. I personally know how transforming therapy can be and I want to help others in the way that I had been helped.
- Qualifications & ExperienceCPCAB Level 4 Diploma in Integrative Counselling
Complex Trauma Certification Training Level 1 & 2 (CCTP/CCTP-II) Course with Janina Fisher
Repairing Attachment Trauma: Advanced Approaches for Deep Healing and Post-traumatic Growth
Dealing With Distress - Suicide and Self Harm
Mental Health First Aid
NCFE Cache Level 2 Certificate in Awareness of Mental Health Problems
- What I can help with
- Abuse – Emotional, Physical, Sexual
- Ageing and related issues
- Assertiveness / Self-confidence / Self-esteem
- Bereavement / Loss
- Chronic fatigue syndrome / M.E.
- Divorce & Separation
- Emotional issues
- Generally unhappy with your life
- Illness and dying
- Panic attacks
- Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder / PTSD
- Self-defeating behaviours
- Suicidal feelings