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Wise Counselling

  • Cavendish,Sudbury, C108BW, UK.

About Wise Counselling

I am a qualified counsellor living in Suffolk between the villages of Clare and Cavendish. I offer support when the challenges of life become overwhelming; whether it is a bereavement, divorce, too much stress, depression, sadness, anxiety, or relationship problem there are many ways that counselling can help people through difficult times. Sometimes we just need someone to talk to, someone who is professionally trained to listen and understand and help.

Visiting a counsellor may seem daunting or even a bit scary at first, but by making that all important decision to try and seek help you are already on the way to improving your life and how you feel.

I always say: I believe we all have it in us to change our lives and make them better. Sometimes we simply need someone to help us find our way and that is what I try to offer my clients.

There may be many times in our lives when we face problems that we do not feel able to handle on our own. That is when it helps to talk to someone with professional experience who can listen and help. Your problems might be longstanding or something you have felt recently, but there comes a moment when seeking help is simply the right thing to do.

Facing difficulties can be lonely and frightening, and that is why I am here for my clients. I am a friendly, non-judgemental professional counsellor. I will always give you the care and attention you need to enable you to talk about your fears and problems and I can help you find ways to understand and cope with them

There is no set time for how long therapy lasts, for some it may last a few weeks, while for others it may be months or longer.

I believe there is no one single approach to counselling. I trained as an integrative counsellor, meaning I have studied several different therapeutic approaches, which help me to find the best way to work with you.

We will talk about why you feel what you feel and I will help you to understand why that is and how it affects you. If there are areas in your life which you want to change, I will help you to bring about those changes.

I am totally accepting of my clients and allow them to freely express their emotions and feelings. I have empathy and am non-judgemental at all times. Many people feel they are never really listened to and I offer my clients what I call exquisite listening when you are with me – I am there for you one hundred percent.

Working in this way enables my clients to come to terms with any negative and sad feelings that may be causing their emotional problems. I help my clients to see themselves as individuals with the power and freedom to bring about change for the good. We will explore exactly what it is you need in your life to make it better.

I work with clients of all ages and see couples for couples counselling.

I work from my home in a warm, secure and comfortable environment where you will have total privacy.


Some people find talking in an enclosed space difficult or intimidating so I offer clients the option of Walking and Talking Therapy. A stroll through the beautiful countryside can help people relax, open up and talk about their problems. Research carried out by Mind, the mental health charity shows that, for some people, being in the open air and countryside improves psychological and mental wellbeing.

Perhaps you have already tried traditional counselling and it has not worked. Then Walking and Talking Therapy might be an alternative. I live in the middle of beautiful countryside with attractive footpaths. The walks are gentle, not strenuous, but of course, it will depend on the weather. If the weather is bad we will have the session indoors.


For those people who for whatever reason find it difficult to attend face-to-face sessions,, I offer telephone counselling. This might suit people who find it hard to travel, are too busy to attend sessions or who just prefer talking on the phone.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a qualified counsellor with a BA degree in counselling. In addition to running my private practice I have worked as a volunteer counsellor for Mind, the mental health charity and as a student counsellor at a Further Education College in Suffolk where I see students from 16 years of age and older.

I am a member of the BACP, (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy) the largest accredited body for counsellors in the UK and I abide by their ethical framework.

My experience as a counsellor includes:

depression and anxiety
panic attacks and stress

couples counselling
low self-esteem/lack of confidence
feelings of loneliness and isolation
relationship issues and family difficulties
sexual Abuse
domestic-related violence
anger issues
young people 16+ years
work related issues

Counselling is a life-long learning experience with new research published all the time, which is why I continue developing my professional skills. I have undergone further training in:

Play and Art Therapy

couples counselling
Equine Assisted Therapy
Working with animals in a therapeutic environment
Working with people who care for people with Dementia

Member organisations

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Suffolk Association of Counsellors


Areas of counselling I deal with

Affairs and betrayals
Anger management
Bipolar disorder/depression
Carer support
Compulsive hoarding

Couples counselling
Domestic violence
Eating disorders
Emotional abuse
Low self-confidence
Low self-esteem
Panic disorder
Personality disorders
Physical abuse
Post-traumatic stress disorder
Postnatal depression
Relationship issues
Seasonal affective disorder
Separation and divorce
Sex problems
Sexual abuse
Suicidal thoughts
Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with


Telephone Counselling
Play therapy – sand tray work
Equine Assisted Therapy
Working with animals in a therapeutic environment

working with people who care for people with Dementia

Therapies offered

Humanistic therapies
Person-centred therapy
Play therapy
Solution focused brief therapy


I always offer the first session free of charge.

It is important that people want to work with me and that we can build a good and trusting relationship. If after our first meeting you decide I am not the right counsellor for you, you are under no obligation to continue seeing me.

The first 30 minute assessment session is free so that we can decide if we want to work together.

Following weekly sessions cost £40.00 and will last for 50 minutes.

Couples counselling £60 for 1hr 15 minutes

Sessions payable on the day.

Telephone sessions are payable in advance.

Walking and Talking sessions start at £45.00 per hour.

Telephone counselling fees for clients in London or further afield will be more and will be discussed in the initial 30 minute free assessment session.

Methods of Payment

Cash, online bank transfer (BACS) or by cheque to Wise Counselling

Further information

I am happy to have an initial talk on the phone so please do call me on 07712 674040 or if you prefer, send me an email at: eileen@wisecounselling.co.uk to make an appointment for an initial half hour session.

Client Confidentiality

All the work I do with my clients is completely confidential. What we talk about in the room stays in the room. My counselling room is private, quiet and peaceful, away from the disruption of everyday life

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