Coastal Counselling Bexhill - Gaye Hellyer MNCS (Accred)
Hello, thank you for getting this far looking for a counsellor. If you contact me, either by phone or email, we can arrange an initial, free appointment to discuss what you are expecting from counselling. Following that, if we decide we can work together, we can arrange a weekly time to meet.t
I named my practice Coastal Counselling Bexhill because I love the sea, the shore and natural world. The movement of the water, the solidity of the rocks, the sounds of the waves and the wind remind me of the changing nature of our thoughts, feelings and behaviours and our need for a safe secure base to be able to be ourselves.
I am a qualified and experienced counsellor I currently work for a local Charity Counselling Plus as an Assessor and counsellor for Survivors of Suicide . I also work voluntary within the bereavement sevice at St. Micheals Hospice . My private practice is in Bexhill-on- Sea, East Sussex. My therapy room is a ten-minute walk away from the coast. I am committed to offering counselling in a welcoming, confidential, safe and non-judgemental environment. My aim is to provide a safe space where you can be you and talk about what concerns you. I am empathic and people have said I am a good listener. I believe a good therapeutic relationship between you and me is essential to support the change you want to make in your life. Please feel free to contact me to discuss your needs and there will be no obligation involved at first point of contact.
Training, qualifications & experience
NCFE Level 1, 2 and 3 counselling skills and theory
Diploma in Counselling Level 6
UKATA Diploma in Transactionall Practice
Recent CPD training courses
Transactional analysis, Mental Health training, EMDR workshop
Equality diversity and inclusion, Bereavement, Therapeutic power of the image
Dreams and loss, Leading groups, Suicide awareness,
Working therapeutically outdoors,Working with clients affected by suicide
Personality disorders, Pre-trial therapy, Couples training
Post traumatic stress disorder, Asist Training, Mindfulness, anxiety training.
Member of the National Counselling Society
RTE Diploma member of UKATA. I am on an Accredited Register that has been accredited by the Professional Standards.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I am particularly interested in working with bereavement, loss and changes in life.
I also work with low self esteem and anxiety.
No Charge for an introductory meeting which will last 50 minutes.
The cost of each 50 minute session thereafter is £35 .
Fees will be going up in April intoductory meeting will cost £20 and sessions thereafter will be £40.
If you have difficulty leaving home . We could disuss the possibility of a home visit and cost would be discussed according to travel and time.
Generally, counselling works best in weekly sessions and enables us to build a theraputic relationship. Our first session would be an introductory time to build trust within a therapeutic relationship, with you explaining what brings you to counselling and your expectations of the process. I would answer any questions you may have. Each ensuing session may start with a review of your week and what you had found helpful from the previous meeting. Alternatively, you may wish to just talk about any new issue which had arisen since the previous session. At times if it’s appropriate, and if requested, You can use natural objects from the beach to help you express yourself in a creative way.
Comments from previous clients:
"She is a very special person who listened to my every word. Who did not judge me in what I was thinking. Who at my lowest time talked to me - she seemed to really care."
"I can now carry on with my life and work with my feelings better"
"i no longer feel any guilt that I could have done more"......
" I feel more at peace within myself"......"Self-care has moved to the front of my thinking."
" Gaye was a lovely person, she helped me through some really bad times ".....
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
I offer early morning sessions Monday to Friday Also weekly evening sessions to suit you. Please contact me to talk about at time that would be good for you.
Types of client