Louise Willis

Introduction

I am Louise Willis and I hold a Master Practitioner Certificate in NLP (Neuro Linguistic Programming), NLP Coaching, Hypnosis and Time-Line Therapy.  I am an accredited member of the ANLP (Association for Neuro Linguistic Programming) and the

Association for Coaching (AC).

I am compassionate and empathic with a gentle and positive approach to helping you transform and become unstuck. Everyone has the ability to change their current mindset, allowing for more empowered and positive thinking. I will help you explore your thought patterns, what’s running them, and how to change them for the better.

You’ll have a place to chat, where you can express yourself freely, without judgement and expectation. I will help you to explore your issues and see them in different ways, making changes to the way you think, feel and act; leading to a more enjoyable, confident and happy lifestyle.

Incorporating a range of NLP exercises and techniques, I work with individuals from both a personal and business perspective including, but not limited to, exploring ways to overcome personal limits, dealing with childhood trauma as an adult, adult trauma, anxiety, depression, bereavement, divorce/separation, suicidal thoughts and phobias, increasing confidence, improving communication skills, understanding other people’s communication abilities and being aware of your personal boundaries.

You are more than you think you are. Let’s explore.

Fees

  • Individuals £65

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Amanda Snook Johns

Introduction

I have nearly 20 years of experience working as a BACP accredited Counsellor/Psychotherapist and Supervisor.

I work using an integrative method drawing from the Humanistic Person Centred, CBT and Psychodynamic approach.

I have experience working with people who are enduring anxiety and the unhelpful behaviours it can bring. People living with depression, grief and loss and those and family members living with terminal and chronic illness. I also have experience of working with those in both the medical and emergency services. These examples are indeed not exhaustive.

I also offer Supervision for peer mentors, support workers, social workers nurses and students training for counselling and well-being qualifications, alongside couples therapy. We can all need support when we feel we can’t make ourselves understood leading to breakdown of communication and all difficulties we can face when in a relationship. Together we try and find the best outcome for the relationship, and those involved.

A good strong therapeutic relationship will allow you to express yourself freely. I will provide a comfortable space where you can come and be heard without judgement and feel safe to speak openly and honestly and to represent your true self and together we will build a resilient relationship which will enable you to accommodate a healthy and positive change.

Fees

  • Individuals £70 (BUPA/AXA additional £10 due to increased running costs)
  • Couples £100
  • Online £70

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Rhian Davies

Introduction

I am a qualified counsellor with a BSC (hons) in Counselling which I achieved at the University of Glamorgan in 2012. I am a member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).

Sometimes in life we encounter struggles that are difficult to work through and we need just that little bit more support to make sense of our feelings. Counselling with a caring, non-judgemental, supportive therapist can be an effective way of making sense of these confusing feelings. Together we can explore these issues whether big or small.

Prior to being a counsellor, I worked as a registered learning disability nurse within hospital and community settings for over 20 years. During and since my counselling training I have mainly worked with children and young people aged 7-25 years old. I am an integrative therapist with a humanistic approach, I have an interest in working systemically and help you explore your relationships with others when appropriate. I draw on different approaches depending on the need of the client or different problem areas brought to counselling.

I am a Welsh speaker and am happy to counsel in both Welsh and English. I have experience in working with anxiety, bereavement, loss, low self-esteem, trauma, anger, illness, stress, depression, family and relationship issues, Autistic spectrum disorders and Learning disabilities. I am interested in mindfulness and relaxation techniques and find that these can be effective strategies to use in therapy should you wish to explore these further.

Fees

  • Adults and Young people (8+ years) £50

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Sorayya Sainsbury

Introduction

Hi, I’m Sorayya. I am a Board Certified Behaviour Analyst (BCBA) and Psychotherapist working in the field of general adult mental health. Authenticity, Kindness, Honesty, Transparency & Ethical living; are just some of the values I live by and that are reflected in my approach to therapy. I began my career in Mental Health in 2009, I now have 2 degrees: BSc Psychology and MSc Behaviour Analysis and Therapy. I have worked in a variety of settings, including psychiatric wards, prisons, schools, universities, foster care and adoption system. The array of settings and populations over the years have allowed me to identify where my love lies: helping adults who are in distress with their mental health. I am a registered member of the BACB, UK-SBA and BACP.

I specialise in the use of Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and the principles of Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT). I have extensive experience working with anxiety disorders, mood disorders, personality disorders, phobias, trauma and more. My approach is hands-on and we actively work on identifying problem areas within your life, prioritise them and equipping you with the necessary tools needed to resolve them; and any future difficulties that may arise. Whether you come to me because of work stress, social anxiety, past trauma, depression, problematic behaviour, or anything else that may be troubling you; I will draw from a range of therapies to help you overcome any obstacles that stand in the way of you being the person you want to be. I endeavour to maximise an individual’s potential for a rich, full and meaningful life; through mindful values-based living. I provide a safe, confidential and non-judgemental space for you to explore any difficulties you are experiencing.

“My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive, and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humour, and some style” ~ Maya Angelou

Fees

  • Individuals £70 per session

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Louise Elliott

Introduction

Louise is a qualified and experienced Counsellor offering one to one counselling. Louise is qualified to work with children, young people and adults. Louise has a Master’s Degree in Counselling Children and Young People, a Post Graduate Diploma in Counselling Children and Young People, an Advanced Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling and a BA (Hon) in Education and Drama.

Louise has worked with a variety of issues such as: anxiety, depression, abuse, sexuality, gender identity and eating disorders. However, Louise has special interest and experience of working with self-harm, suicidal ideation and substance misuse. Louise uses an integrative approach to client centred work, ensuring that the client is at the centre of the counselling sessions. Drawing on a variety of therapeutic approaches that aim to suit the needs of the individual, Louise’s aim is to provide a safe, supportive, and non-judgmental environment to assist others in exploring their issues.

Louise has experience of working as a counsellor within a variety of settings. This has included work within the education sector, both mainstream and alternative education providers. Louise has also worked within the 3rd sector which includes a variety of organisations such as mental health charities, substance misuse organisations and self-harm services. Previous work includes HM Prison service and project managing psycho-social intervention programmes for young people and adults who misuse substances. Louise continues to work within education, 3rd sector services and private practice where she sees clients for a variety of presenting issues.

Louise is a registered member (MBACP) of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists and adheres to their code of ethics and complaints procedure.

Fees

  • Individuals £60
  • Children and Young People (Face to Face) £55
  • Children and Young People (Online) £50

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Sues George

Introduction

Hi, my name is Sues George and I am a qualified Integrative Counselling and supervisor.  I am a registered member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists and I adhere to their Ethical Framework.

My experience and expertise have been developed in a variety of settings such as working with staff within the NHS, within Barnardo’s Family Wellbeing Service (with families) and with Crossroads Care in the Vale (working with carers of individuals who have a diagnosis of dementia and late onset mental illness).

I work with adults, couples, groups, older adults, organisations and trainee counsellors. I currently deliver therapy online counselling or telephone counselling. I have experience of working with abuse, anger, anxiety, bereavement, child-related issues, depression, health related issues, identity issues, life coaching, loss, personal development, redundancy, relationships, self-esteem, sex-related issues, spirituality, stress, trauma, women’s issues and work-related issues.

I have been a qualified Integrative counsellor for over 10 years, therefore, my training and experience as a therapist, combined with my own life experiences, will help me to tailor your counselling sessions to meet your specific needs.  I’m able to work short, medium or long term, whichever you feel you may require; you are in control of how many counselling sessions you have and I will incorporate different approaches to help you. These approaches include person centred, psychodynamic, humanistic, CBT, relational, solution focused brief therapy, systemic and transpersonal models of therapy.

It seems to be a fact of life that we can all struggle at times with different types of problems, such as feeling anxious, stressed, depressed, having relationship issues, experiencing parenting difficulties or work stress, to name just a few. Talking to someone can really help.

I offer a safe and non-judgemental space where you can be the real you and say the things you really want and need to say… as they really are. For instance, sometimes we can feel hidden, unheard, low, confused or trapped. Counselling is a place where we can look at our options and explore ways that can help us to move forward and overcome any obstacles we may be facing.

I would feel privileged to work alongside you to help you to uncover the answers and solutions you are seeking, believing and respecting that you are the expert in your own life.

Fees

  • Adults £55 per session
  • Couples £60 per session
  • Supervision £55 per session

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Alison O’Connor

Therapy

I am a BACP Accredited counsellor and psychotherapist with 20 year’s experience of helping adults and young people make sense of life’s challenges. I have worked in the NHS, in the third sector and in private practice.

I offer a warm, collaborative approach, working with kindness to help people reflect on their lives and make the changes they want and need. I am trained in a range of approaches including CBT, Compassion Focused Therapy and humanistic counselling. I also have additional training in Dialectical Behaviour Therapy which uses mindfulness and emotional regulation to help people develop ways of coping with overwhelming feelings and reduce harmful behaviours. I offer Trauma-Focused CBT and the Rewind Technique, which are approaches to help overcome traumatic memories and experiences.

Much of my work has been in the field of complex trauma, with people recovering from difficult childhood experiences and also with military veterans and families. I am experienced in working with anxiety, depression, difficulties with drugs and alcohol, adapting to life changing diagnoses, work-related stress and burnout and grief and loss.

I believe the Covid pandemic has impacted us all, in different ways, and having a space to reflect on this, recover and re-evaluate life, may be needed. I am keen to help teenagers and young people find their way back, and am experienced in working with this age group, with humour and compassion.

I offer short- and long-term therapy. Sometimes, people find a few sessions are all they need to work things out and get back on track. For others, a longer-term approach may be helpful, particularly if difficulties have been there for a long time. The first session will be a chance for you to talk about how you have been feeling and what you may be hoping for. If we feel that I am not the right person to help you at this time, I will do my best to recommend some other options for you.

Supervision

I offer supervision and reflective practice for a range of professionals. I have a Masters in Consultative Supervision and am experienced at working with counsellors, therapists, nurses and other frontline staff as well as professionals in the corporate sector. I offer group and individual supervision, creating a space for people to reflect on their work, explore their current work-life balance and develop strategies to deepen their enjoyment of work and reduce stress.

Fees

  • Individuals £55
  • Supervision £50 (1 hr) / £70 (1.5 hours)
  • Group supervision £25 per person per hour (minimum group size 3, maximum 5)
  • Young people £55

 

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Teresa Hughes

Introduction

I am Teresa Hughes and I hold an advanced diploma in Counselling and a certificate in working with drugs and alcohol both achieved from the Highlands College in Jersey where I studied and lived for many years. I am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy.

Counselling can prove immensely liberating for clients who have become stuck in a cycle of negative thinking. By reality checking faulty thoughts and destructive internal narratives we can free ourselves. We all have a huge ability to transform. It is brave to admit when we are struggling emotionally, asking for help is a sign of strength not weakness. During our lives there will be times when our resilience is compromised, this is when we need to be mindful of looking after our mental and physical health.

I have comprehensive experience of working with clients affected by anxiety, depression, stress, low self esteem, relationship difficulties, bereavement and loss. I spent 14 years working in the charitable sector, including posts with Macmillan Cancer Support, Jersey Hospice Care and Jersey Brain Tumour Charity. I use an Integrative counselling approach which is modified depending on the issues clients present with. I offer a confidential and caring therapeutic experience and consider It is an enormous privilege to support and stand alongside clients at a time in their lives when they are trying make sense of their emotions and concerns.

Fees

  • Individuals £55 per session

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Natasha Jeffreys

Introduction

My name is Natasha and thank you in advance for taking the time to read my profile. I am an integrative psychotherapist here at Talk In The Bay. My training has included a BSc Hons Psychology and Counselling, Post Graduate Certificate in Counselling Skills, a Postgraduate Diploma in Integrative Counselling, a Masters in Integrative Counselling and Advanced Specialist Training qualification in Counselling Children and Young People (Level 5).

I am a registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy and am currently undertaking my accreditation. I am also ASIST (Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training) trained. I incorporate a flexible blend of Person-Centred, Humanistic, Relational Psychodynamics, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Gestalt approaches in my work, as well as visual and creative methods tailored to each individual’s way of expression and meaning-making.

I work to create a tailor-made approach to each of my clients, endeavouring to discover their therapeutic language and work in a custom framework depending on the client’s individuality and needs. I work with a variety of issues including but not limited to: sexual health and abuse, depression, anxiety, anger issues, abuse, family and relationship issues, suicide, long term illness and coming to terms with diagnosis, substance misuse/abuse, childhood trauma, sexual health, gender and sexual identity/health, eating issues. I have a special interest and further training and experience in: anxiety, bereavement, self-harm and self-esteem.

I endeavour to be empathetic, understanding, open-minded, non-judgemental and honest with my clients. I strive to provide people with a gentle, warm, friendly and relaxed environment, where they can feel safe to talk, open up and be vulnerable. I pride myself on valuing people’s independence, autonomy and individuality, delivering the real essence of myself as a human being and try to offer a sense of being down-to-earth, consistent and genuinely approachable and relatable, to allow my clients to feel they are not alone and feel valued in their quirks and uniqueness. I work to promote change and help my clients find understanding, acceptance and equip them with the tools they need to make positive changes that will enhance their wellbeing, build self-esteem and a way to love themselves for exactly who they are as a person, as they deserve to be.

I strive to motivate and challenge my clients to be the best they can be for themselves and become self-aware, self-loving and to encourage self-care. I want to walk alongside people in their journey of exploration, self-discovery, self-reflection and help them to feel heard, understood and supported, no matter how hard things get.

Fees

  • Individuals £60
  • Young People £60
  • Online £60

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Rachel Morse

Introduction

Rachel qualified as an Integrative Therapeutic Counsellor in 2015 and is a registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). She went on to gain a Masters Degree in Counselling & Psychotherapy, focusing on research into the affects of trauma. Rachel’s approach to therapy is informed by humanistic/person-centred, psychodynamic and gestalt models; she also uses aspects of CBT and schema therapy when working with clients. At the core of Rachel’s approach to therapeutic work is the creation of a non-judgemental, collaborative and safe space in which to explore the client’s hopes and needs. This process can take different forms Rachel is happy to explore creative processes – using art materials or the written word, for example – as well as ‘talking therapy’.

For the last few years Rachel has been working with clients who have experienced trauma – interpersonal trauma, sexual abuse and complex trauma – and recognises the importance of working safely with these issues. Through this work, she has become aware of the importance of attachment issues – the kinds of connections we have to parents and family – and this also informs her approach to therapy.

Rachel also has experience of working with issues such as anxiety & depression, fertility issues, grief & loss, postnatal depression, relationship issues and social anxiety. She will also work with bullying, chronic fatigue syndrome/ME, emotional dysregulation, health issues, low self esteem, miscarriage, infant loss, OCD, panic disorder, personality disorder, PTSD, rape and sexual assault, self harm, sex addiction, sexuality (LGBTQ+), stress and gender identity.

Fees

  • Individuals £50 per session

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