Wendy Jilley BA (Hons) UKCP Reg. Psychotherapeutic Counsellor
Watchbell House Natural Therapy Centre
8 Lugley Street
Isle Of Wight
Ryde Chiropractic & Complementary Therapy Centre
81 George Street
Isle Of Wight
I am a qualified Psychotherapeutic Counsellor, offering both short-term and long-term therapy. I work within an Integrative framework, although my background is Person Centred, and influenced by many years of Mindfulness training, and I mainly use a Solution-Focused approach for short-term work. I aim to facilitate clients' own self awareness through the development of a trusting and supportive counselling relationship, and to assist them in becoming more self empowered and feeling more in control of their own lives. My main interest is in uncovering unconscious core beliefs which cause us unnecessary suffering and limit our growth, and working towards integrating new ways of being into our lives. With awareness, we can begin to free ourselves from our past conditioning and become more present in our everyday lives and connect at a deeper and more fulfilling way with ourselves, each other and the world around us.
Some people may be going through a crisis in their lives and may be looking for support to deal with a particular issue, or they may have ongoing recurrent problems in certain areas of their lives and need someone to really listen empathically and without judgment. They may be wanting to change certain habits or patterns of relating with others, or they may not have any specific problem but they may be wishing to work on their own self development. Whatever the reason for seeking counselling, I would offer an initial session in which I can assess my client's needs and discuss how we can work together to help get those needs met. We will generally contract to work together for 6 sessions initially, after which time, if the client decides to continue, we will review our work together at regular intervals.
Integrative Counselling involves drawing on various approaches according to whatever seems appropriate at that particular time and for that particular client. However, I tend to draw on Solution Focused Brief Therapy for short-term work, and use a more holistic approach for longer term clients. I am also happy to offer individual Stress Management sessions if required.
I work within the UKCP ethical framework. I have regular supervision, and ongoing continuing professional development, and strict confidentiality is maintained.
Training, qualifications & experience
I hold an Advanced Diploma in Integrative Counselling, an Advanced Certificate in Humanistic Counselling, and Certificates in Person Centred Counselling. I have also completed a 3 year training course in Hakomi (Mindfulness-Based Psychotherapy as Assisted Self Discovery), and a shorter course in Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy for Depression.
I have experience of working with clients with relationship problems, severe anxiety and depression, obsessive compulsive disorders, anger management problems, childhood trauma and abuse, self esteem issues, work related problems, etc.
I also have several years experience of Mindfulness training, and of working with stress management, and offer training in relaxation and in mindfulness based meditation. As well as working with individuals, I work with couples and I also run workshops with groups to help improve communication skills and to facilitate a deeper level of connection both with oneself and with others.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Personality disorders
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I have many years' experience of working with various methods of stress management, relaxation, meditation, mindfulness, and body-centred awareness.
I charge £35 per session for individual counselling for a 50 minute session. Short-term counselling would generally involve up to 6 sessions, longer term counselling may be open-ended, depending on the needs of the client.
I have recently re-located to the Isle of Wight and am currently available to see clients in Newport and Ryde.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Daytime, evenings, occasional Saturdays
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|