Hello, I'm Trudie and I am a qualified, registered and insured counsellor offering counselling to adults on the Isle of Wight. I am based near Cowes.
My own counselling journey began after I became a bereavement support volunteer and I still retain a special interest in bereavement counselling. Alongside my private practice I continue to volunteer with a bereavement service on the Island, where I have received specialist training and gained valuable experienced in helping people who are experiencing loss and bereavement.
My training as a counsellor has been in humanistic counselling and I work predominately with a person-centred approach and working in this way I can help clients with a wide range of emotional difficulties. Most importantly, a person-centred way of working puts you, as my client, at the very centre of the counselling, together we work with whatever you choose to bring, and at your pace. I fully believe that when, as individuals, we have the opportunity to talk honestly and openly about our experiences, with someone who does not judge and truly listens, then this can bring about positive changes to our lives.
Training, qualifications & experience
- AIM Awards Level 4 Diploma in Counselling Practice
- AIM Awards Level 3 Certificate in Counselling
- AQA Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills
- AQA Level 2 Introduction to Counselling Concepts
- NCFE Cache Level 2 Cert. Understanding Children and Young People's Mental Health
- NCFE Level 2 Certificate in Equality and Diversity
- NCFE Level 2 Certificate in the Principles of Dementia Care
- NCFE Level 2 Certificate in Awareness of Mental Health Problems
- BSc (Hons) in Social Policy
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Bereavement and Loss
I offer a free, no obligation, 30 minute consultation. This is not a counselling session, more an opportunity for us to get to know each other. For you to get some idea of how I work and for me to gain an understanding of what has brought you to counselling, your expectations, and whether I will be able to help you.
Initial consultation fee: Free
Counselling Sessions (50 minutes) £40
I work from home in a designated counselling room which is on the ground floor and the room is wheelchair accessible. There is also a ground floor toilet (though this is not yet wheelchair accessible).
My practice is a short walk from the main Newport-Cowes bus route, there is usually on-street free parking, or parking space on my driveway.
Please let me know if you have any questions about accessibility.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
|Wheelchair user access:||Yes|
Ground floor wheelchair accessible counselling room. If you have any queries on accessibility, please get in touch.
Types of client