Heidi Wilke MBACP PG-Dip
Abbey Mill Business Centre
I’m Heidi, an experienced counsellor available to help you deal more effectively with life’s difficulties. I have assisted many people get back on track, find a new direction or lead a more connected and fulfilling existence.
Therapy works by helping you get to know yourself and learn more about how and who you are in the world. I will tailor the way I work with you so that it is bespoke to your needs and goals. Together we can work to uncover what is getting in the way of you establishing a more meaningful life. Things can change. You can heal and move on.
Since qualifying as a counsellor in 2012, I have developed a particular interest in how our childhood relationships and experiences shape how we are in the world as adults. These are often at the core of ‘issues’ brought to counselling such as anxiety, anger and depression and can affect things like our adult relationships, how we respond to situations and how resilient we are. I am also struck with the power of narrative and how we use it to frame and make sense of our lives. Many of us hold unhelpful beliefs about ourselves and counselling can shine a light on these, enabling them to be seen from a different perspective. It then becomes easier to let these beliefs go and in their place adopt healthier ones.
I also work with children under 12 years old using play-based therapy. I have a lot of training and experience with this age-group, having worked as a primary school counsellor for the last five years. If you are concerned about your child and think they may benefit from therapeutic play with a qualified counsellor, please get in touch to find out how I can help.
I work in a non-pathologising way with gender, sexual and relational diversity.
Training, qualifications & experience
I hold a Postgraduate Diploma in Counselling and have experience working in Glasgow colleges and a generic counselling agency, as well as managing a school-based counselling project. As such, I have had a lot of post-qualifying training working therapeutically with children and work successfully with this age group.
I have a lot of experience working with relational abuse and power dynamics. I have an interest in issues around harrassment, bullying and institutional abuse. In my private work, I provide telephone counselling to service-users of a charity who have experienced psychological abuse from ex-partners which can be replicated through the family court system.
I also have specific experience working with people who have been diagnosed with life-limiting illnesses such as cancer.
I am currently training to become a qualified supervisor to counsellors and also to become a focusing practitioner, which can also be described as inward meditative listening.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Attachment disorder in children
- Behaviour problems
- Bipolar disorder
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Childhood bereavement
- Childhood bullying
- Children’s learning difficulties
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Depression and anxiety in children
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
My fees are £40 per session for adults, but offer an initial consultation for £25 to see if we are able to work together, as it is important that you feel comfortable with me and that we are the right ‘fit’. I place a great deal of emphasis on ‘relationship’ as this is the essence of my work.
For work with children my fees are £50 per hour, but can offer a reduced rate in some circumstances. For children there will be an assessment period of four-to-six sessions.
There is ample free parking near both of the rooms I counsel from and disabled access to the one in Paisley.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
I work evenings and during the day on Mondays, Tuesdays and Saturdays. I am also available on a Friday afternoon.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|