Fay Lovejoy

Fay Lovejoy

Registered Member MBACP (Accredited)

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Therapist - Buxton

Buxton SK17
Sessions from £45.00


  • Flexible hours available
  • Available for home visits
  • Concessionary rates


I work from home face to face, on the phone or Zoom. If you’d like to work remotely I charge less. 

If you live local to me I’m happy to come to you if that suits you better. 

My working hours are flexible but mostly I work in the afternoons or evenings on weekdays. 

About me and my therapy practice

Hi, I work with individuals and couples, face to face and remotely, and I would love to meet you…. Sometimes it can be so difficult to ask for support…if you reach out to me I can help you through that. 

Choosing a counsellor who you can work with is important. Meeting me once doesn’t mean you have to stay if you don’t want to.

I’m trained in many theories - Person Centred, Psychodynamic, CBT and Systems, Transpersonal and more. But you’ll be at the centre of your counselling, and whilst I’ll bring my knowledge and ideas to you, you will set the agenda and talk about you and I’ll work openly with you and we can explore together, a few ideas of how we can work through your difficulties.

I’m experienced in working with abuse, trauma, loss, addictions, gender, sexual and relationship diversity, neurodiversity, self image and self confidence, relationships, I have much experience and training in relationship work; how to positively be in relationship, create and maintain trust, collaborate and increase enjoyment for both of you.

I’d love to support you if your going through difficult times and work with you to find resolutions to your problems. The future can be a positive place of hope, but sometimes we have to pay attention to the pain of the present to create change. 

Practice description

I explore how we feel about ourselves in relation to the world or in relation to a partner and how we can think better of ourselves and achieve/be who we want to be.

Often attachment to our earliest caregivers lays down our pattern of relating to the world. Sometimes trauma, loss, illness and difficulties can  influence us into unhelpful ways of relating to ourselves and others. 

As we develop self awareness of our own behaviour and thinking patterns we can start to identify which behaviours and thoughts are useful to us, and what isn’t. This is the place where we find our future can be a positive place and we can develop resilience, emotional strength and good awareness of our boundaries and how they can protect us and others.

My first session

For the first session I charge a discounted rate of £25 and let you decide if you want to work with me. Then it’s £45 for a face to face counselling session or £40 for a remote. If this is a problem we can talk it through. For couples counselling the fee is £55 and I’d like to chat with each of you individually first and then meet together… 

It’s really important to find a counsellor who you feel you can work with and be vulnerable with, and if it’s not me please look for another and don’t give up. 

I work openly with clients and explain ideas and theories, and ask for feedback as to how the sessions are working and what you need from me…it’s important to know you can trust your counsellor enough to say “I don’t agree with that…” 

What I can help with

Abuse, ADD / ADHD, Addictions, AIDS/HIV, Anger management, Anxiety, Autism spectrum, Bereavement, Cancer, Child related issues, Chronic fatigue syndrome / ME, Cultural issues, Depression, Disability, Eating disorders, Health related issues, Identity issues, Infertility, LGBTQ+ counselling, Loss, Menopause, Men's issues, Mood disorder, Obsessions, OCD, Phobias, Post-traumatic stress, Pregnancy related issues, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Service veterans, Sex-related issues, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Spirituality, Stress, Substance Dependency, Trauma, Vegan allied, Women's issues, Work related issues

Types of therapy

Behavioural, Brief therapy, CBT, Cognitive, Creative therapy, Eclectic, Emotionally focused therapy, Existential, Humanistic, Integrative, Interpersonal, Person centred, Psychodynamic, Psychosynthesis, Relational, Solution focused brief therapy, Systemic, Transactional analysis, Transpersonal

Clients I work with

Adults, Couples, Older adults, Young people

How I deliver therapy

Email therapy, Home visits, Long term sessions, Long-term face-to-face work, Online therapy, Outdoor therapy, Short term sessions, Short-term face-to-face work, Telephone therapy, Text therapy, Time-limited