Wendy Coleman, MBCAP, Dip.Couns.,B.Nurs.
Hello and welcome, my name is Wendy. I would like to warmly invite you to try 'Towards the Light' therapeutic counselling with me, either short-term (4-6 weeks), or for a longer, open-ended period of time in a peaceful, rural location in East Sussex.
I am an empathic, caring, qualified Integrative counsellor; working 'integratively' means that several different theories and approaches inform my approach to counselling which means that the focus is very much on you and what works best for you (rather than fitting you to a theory).
It can often take considerable courage to take a first step towards seeking counselling and I know that people are frequently uncertain as to when the 'right' time is to start counselling.
The 'right' time can be if you are struggling to deal with, or make sense of, a specific life event, past or present - perhaps:
- job loss
- relationship difficulties
- life circumstance transition
- major or chronic physical or mental ill health - to name a few
But the right time can also be when you simply need to talk openly with someone about feelings, emotions, thoughts and behaviours past, current and future without fearing judgement, and to work with someone to find your light at the end of your tunnel. In counselling jargon, this is often referred to as 'the counselling journey'.
Please call me or text me on 07961 450357 (I will respond to any messages left within 24 hours) or click here to send me an email, with no obligation, if you would like more information and to maybe start your journey.
Training, qualifications & experience
Dip.Therapeutic Counselling - CPTA Brighton.
B.Nurs.& RGN - University of Manchester.
Therapeutic counselling with a community-based Debt Advice & Counselling charity in Eastbourne since 2013 and currently.
Leading a Dementia Service provision in East Sussex for for past 5 years.
Worked in the NHS for many years as staff nurse, senior ward sister, nurse teacher until taking time out to bring up a family of four children, now adults.
I also have many years of experience working with children and young people - in schools ( from classroom support to chair of governors); with GirlGuiding UK and the Scout Association; in individual rehabilitation support; and as a church ( children's) leader.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Attachment disorder
- Behaviour problems
- Bipolar disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Childhood bereavement
- Childhood bullying
- Children’s learning difficulties
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Depression and anxiety in children
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Hearing voices
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Separation anxiety
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
£35 per session - 50 mins - individuals
£25 per session - 50 mins - 16-19 and students
Cancellations - life can be unpredictable and I do understand that cancelling a session may sometimes feel like the only choice; if more than 24 hours' notice is given, there will be no charge. If less than 24 hours' notice, the full charge will be made in order to cover my costs and time.
My private practice is currently a new-ish venture for me and I am offering day-time and early evening appointments on Fridays only at present but this will expand in the future.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Fridays, daytime and early evening currently.
Types of client