Wendy Neil - Registered MBACP, Dip.Couns.
8 Town End Road
07491904803 / 07491904803
I offer humanistic counselling, based firmly on respect for your individuality of character, experience and perspective. My aim is to help you feel valued and accepted, heard and understood; to gain clarity and self-awareness; and ultimately to tune into your internal guide and make your own choices.
My core training is in Person-Centered counselling, which means I treat each person as a unique individual with their own values and beliefs. I aim to understand you on your terms and give you time and space to express your thoughts and feelings freely.
I use my training and experience to share observations, insights and ideas with you, but my approach is non-directive as I strongly believe that each of us has the inner resources to make the right decisions for ourselves. My approach is one of collaboration, I aim to help and support you in untangling and clarifying your concerns, improving your self-awareness and in working through changes you may wish make in yourself or in your life. So I won't try to tell you what to do, rather I will support you in finding your own answers.
I don't set an agenda for sessions - it's up to you to decide what to focus on and to work through things at your own pace. Likewise I don't offer a set number of sessions, as we are all individuals and have different needs at different times.
I am a warm, empathic and compassionate person and do my best to help each person I work with. Please feel free to get in touch if you would like any further information.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am qualified to diploma level and a Registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy.
I have experience in working within general counselling within the voluntary sector, and within the NHS. I have 4 years' experience of working within an occupational health setting, providing counselling to staff & partner organisations under EAP-type SLAs.
I have worked with:
- ill-health & disablement, including MUS (medically unexplained symptoms)
- bereavement & loss
- domestic abuse & relational problems
- anger management
- low self-esteem
- panic attacks
- food & eating problems
- substance misuse & addictive behaviours
- OCD (Obsessive Compulsive Disorder)
- body image issues
I have completed additional reading & training on various topics including safeguarding, domestic abuse, dissociative identity disorders, eating disorders, and trauma; also on other types of counselling such as CBT, Gestalt, Solution-Focussed Therapy and transactional analysis.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Carer support
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Panic disorder
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Wednesdays 15:00 - 19:30 Saturdays 09:30 - 13:00 Other times may also be available, please contact me to check
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|