Hello, my name is Wendy. I know that it often takes considerable courage to take a first step towards seeking counselling and 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 'light at the end of the tunnel'.
I am a caring, qualified Integrative counsellor; 'Integrative' 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).I would therefore warmly invite you to get in touch by phone or email to outline your concerns and to discuss a possible way forward. Counselling sessions would take place in a peaceful, rural location in East Sussex, with plenty of parking, and could be of relatively short-term duration (for approx.4-6 weeks), or for a longer, open-ended period of time; we would discuss and agree initial time frames together which would then be reviewed periodically.
Please do 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.
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 2013-2019
Leading a Dementia Service provision in East Sussex for for past 6 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.
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
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Areas of counselling I deal with
£40 per session - 1 hour - individuals
£30 per session - 1 hour - 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.
Home visits may be possible by arrangement.