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Eileen Wise - BA (Hons), Registered MBACP, Telephone and Online Counsellor

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COVID-19

During these difficult and worrying times where many of us might be feeling anxious, I am offering all my clients, both current and new telephone and online counselling.  I am offering greatly reduced session fees for CARERS and NHS employees so please do get in touch to discuss this.

Whilst most people might prefer face-to-face counselling I have practiced telephone counselling for many years and it is very effective and I find clients are very comfortable with it. I can also offer online counselling (FaceTime, Messenger and Skype). You will need to find somewhere quiet where you won't be disturbed so that you'll be able to talk to freely.

In normal times I work from Monday - Thursday from 9.00am - 6.00pm. Whilst we are all having to live our daily lives with the difficulties Coronavirus presents, I am being more flexible about appointments and will offer evenings and weekend sessions.

How I work

I am an experienced counsellor living in Suffolk between the villages of Clare and Cavendish, which is in between Sudbury and Haverhill. I can offer support when the challenges of life become overwhelming; whether it’s bereavement, divorce, too much stress, depression, sadness, or anxiety, there are many ways that counselling can help people through difficult times. Sometimes we just need someone to talk to, someone who is professionally trained to listen and understand.  I work with couples experiencing relationship problems.

Visiting a counsellor may seem daunting or even a bit scary at first, but by making that all-important decision to try and seek help you are already on the way to improving your life and how you feel.

I always say: “I believe we all have it in us to change our lives and make them better. Sometimes we simply need someone to help us find our way and that is what I try to offer my clients.”

There may be many times in our lives when we face problems that we do not feel able to handle on our own. That’s when it helps to talk to someone with professional experience who can listen and help. Your problems might be longstanding or something you have felt recently, but there comes a moment when seeking help is simply the right thing to do.

Facing difficulties can be lonely and frightening, and that is why I am here for my clients. I am a friendly, non-judgemental professional counsellor offering a completely confidential service. I will always give you the care and attention you need to enable you to talk about your fears and problems and I can help you find ways to understand and cope with them

There is no set time for how long therapy lasts – for some it may last a few weeks, while for others it may be longer.

I believe there is no one single approach to counselling. I trained as an integrative counsellor, meaning I have studied several different therapeutic approaches, which help me to find the best way to work with you.

We will talk about why you feel what you feel and I will help you to understand why that is and how it affects you. If there are areas in your life which you want to change, I will try to help you to bring about those changes.

I am totally accepting of my clients and allow them to freely express their emotions and feelings – I have empathy and am non-judgemental at all times. Many people feel they are never really listened to and I offer my clients what I call “exquisite listening” – when you are with me I am there for 100%.

Working in this way enables my clients to come to terms with any negative and sad feelings that may be causing their emotional problems. I help my clients to see themselves as individuals with the power and freedom to bring about change for the good. We will explore exactly what it is you need in your life to make it better.

I work from my home in a warm, secure and comfortable environment where you will have total privacy.

Walking and talking therapy

Some people find talking in an enclosed space difficult or intimidating so I offer clients the option of Walking and Talking Therapy. A stroll through the beautiful countryside can help people relax, open up and talk about their problems. Research carried out by Mind, the mental health charity shows that, for some people, being in the open air and countryside improves psychological and mental wellbeing.

Perhaps you have already tried traditional counselling and it has not worked. Then Walking and Talking Therapy might be an alternative. I live in the middle of stunningly beautiful countryside with a network of footpaths. The walks are gentle, not strenuous, but of course, it will depend on the weather. If the weather is bad we will have the session indoors.

Telephone and online counselling

For those people who for whatever reason find it difficult to attend face-to-face sessions, I offer telephone counselling. This might suit people who find it hard to travel, are too busy to attend sessions or who just prefer talking on the phone.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a qualified counsellor with BA (Hons) in counselling. In addition to running my private practice I have worked as a volunteer counsellor for Mind, the mental health charity and as a student counsellor at a Further Education College in Suffolk where I counselled students from 16 years of age and older.

I am a member of the BACP, (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy) – the largest accredited body for counsellors in the UK and I abide by their ethical framework.

My experience as a counsellor includes:

  • depression
  • anxiety
  • relationship problems
  • couples counselling
  • family issues
  • generalised anxiety disorder
  • panic disorder/attacks
  • couples counselling
  • stress
  • abuse
  • feeling sad
  • bipolar
  • low self-esteem
  • low self-confidence
  • feelings of loneliness and isolation
  • bereavement
  • relationship issues
  • separation and divorce
  • family issues
  • sexual Abuse
  • domestic-related violence
  • addictions
  • bullying
  • anger issues
  • self-harm
  • phobias
  • young people 16+ years
  • work-related issues
  • postnatal depression

Counselling is a life-long learning experience with new research published all the time, which is why I continue developing my professional skills. I have undergone further training in:

  • Play and Art Therapy
  • Couples counselling
  • Equine Assisted Therapy
  • Working with animals in a therapeutic environment
  • Trauma
  • Working with people who care for people with Dementia
  • Art and Play therapy

Member organisations

BACP

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.

Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.

All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

  • WALKING AND TALKING THERAPY
  • Couples counselling
  • Telephone Counselling
  • Interested in Equine Assisted Therapy but not practising at present
  • Interested in working with animals in a therapeutic environment
  • Working with people who care for people with Dementia

Therapies offered

  • Couples counselling
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Mindfulness
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Play therapy
  • Solution focused brief therapy

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Fees

It is important that people want to work with me and that we can build a good and trusting relationship. If after our first meeting you decide I am not the right counsellor for you, you are under no obligation to continue seeing me.

During this Coronavirus situation, I am offering carers and NHS workers greatly reduced rates.

Sessions cost £45.00 and will last for 50 minutes.

Couples counselling £60 for 1 hr and 15 min

Face to face sessions are payable on the day.

Telephone sessions are payable in advance.

Walking and Talking sessions are £45.00 per hour.

Telephone counselling fees for clients in London or further afield will be more and can be discussed during our first conversation.

Methods of Payment

You can pay in cash, by BACS or by cheque to Wise Counselling

Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers

Further information

I am happy to have an initial talk on the phone so please do call me on: 07712 674040 or if you prefer, send me an email to make an appointment.

Client Confidentiality

All the work I do with my clients is completely confidential. What we talk about in the room stays in the room. My counselling room is private, quiet and peaceful.

Cavendish
Sudbury
Suffolk
CO10

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages None

Accessibility

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair user access

most clients can manage but there is a long uneven path to the door

Availability

During this Coronvirus situation, my working hours are more flexible from Monday to Friday and I can also offer weekend and evening appointments.

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Employee Assistance Programme
Eileen Wise - BA (Hons), Registered MBACP, Telephone and Online Counsellor

Eileen Wise - BA (Hons), Registered MBACP, Telephone and Online Counsellor

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