About Fay Barratt

 Fay Barratt

Fay Barratt

My Interfaith Seminary vow is to keep my heart open to give and receive God’s unconditional Love, and through service to honour the Light in all beings.
— Fay Barratt

Fay is an inspirational spiritual friend and teacher, offering sacred retreats, workshops and talks.

A true soul journey to the light. At last I found and embraced my soul in all its beauty, I feel ‘whole’ and truly ‘home’.
— Anne - post Divine Feminine Retreat

Fay has been offering Divine Feminine retreats for many years.  In 2011 she was blessed with a deep connection to Mary Magdalene.  This connection led to inspired writing, painting and a commentary on the Her Gospel followed by much meditative inspiration and study of Gnostic texts.  Having shared this creative flow through talks, workshops and  retreats she was called to birth and develop the Mary Magdalene School of Wisdom.

Fay was ordained as an Interfaith Minister and Spiritual Counsellor in 2001 and since then has run a thriving practice in soul centred counselling, initially in London then in Manchester and increasingly internationally. She has also created and led numerous ceremonies for life’s major events.

Fay has been a key tutor on the Faculty of One Spirit Interfaith Seminary, training Interfaith Ministers and Spiritual Counsellors for 9 years up to 2010. She is now an Elder of the One Spirit Interfaith Seminary offers supervision to Interfaith Ministers as well as professionals from other healing modalities.

She began her working life in the 1970’s as a theatre designer and over the years used and developed her skills to become an arts workshop leader, drama educationalist, teacher and lecturer, director, counsellor as well as an Interfaith Minister and spiritual teacher.

Her 40 years experience and training in the arts, education, psychology, group work and spirituality, helping people of all ages and abilities, from prisoners to priests to stand-up comics.  All this comes together in both her personal and public work as a unique alchemy.

Fay considered herself very blessed to have among great many great teachers Miranda Mcphearson, Dr Chuck SpezzanoRev Prof Stephen Wright, Ramana Maharshi, Gangaji, Jesus, Mary Magdalene and her family.

She lives with her family in Manchester, UK and creates spiritually inspired paintings, some of which can be seen on this website.

For ONE TO ONE sessions with Fay for spiritual direction, guidance and counselling,  by phone, Skype or in person, please email via this site or faymarymagdalenewisdom@gmail.com

It was truly magical experience I can’t tell you what you do for me. Its at such a deep level of my inner being words can’t describe the shifts that take place.
— Jill - post counselling
The memories created at Fay’s recent Divine Feminine residential weekend in the Lake District will stay will me. Words cannot express the fun, sacredness, companionship, spiritual depth, creativity and safety of the journey she facilitated. I have come home feeling very inspired.
— Rose - post Divine Feminine Retreat
My sense that this was a weekend not to be missed was spot on – it was just what I needed! And also to say that you are such a great inspiration as to how you guided the group - such gentleness, love and compassion for everyone......and your humour! It is a pleasure to witness and you teach me such a lot at the same time. Thank you too for the weekend and for allowing me to face some of my demons.
— Sue
WoW Thank you for holding such a healing/loving/comfortable/action-packed/accepting/fun retreat.
— Freya
This weekend has put me back where I have so longed to be in my heart centre, my power.
— Anne