Lindsay Wildgust Counselling and Mindfulness in Essex

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One to one Counselling and Mindfulness in Essex

WEBSITE BEING UPDATED 10/6/24

Counselling available as usual.

Please contact me for further info 07774 560488

 

Welcome to Lindsay Wildgust

Counselling and Mindfulness

 

How can I help you?

Counselling:

  • When people ask you how you are, do you always answer "I'm fine" even though you're really not?
  • Do other people see you as strong and capable when inside you feel you are barely coping?
  • Do you feel like you are just existing? Maybe you feel you're on the edge of or even in burnout?
  • Have you stopped doing the things that make you feel most like you?
  • Are you feeling overwhelmed by a life stage transition? A bereavement, a serious illness, divorce or relationship breakdown, the arrival of a baby, empty nest, retirement, or increasing care responsibilities?

    If the answer to any of these questions is "yes" then I might be the counsellor you are looking for. I will offer you a safe space where you can answer the "how are you" question honestly, where I will support you as you work through the challenges you face. Major changes and challenges happen to us all, counsellors included! Sometimes navigating your way through them on your own feels impossible and sharing how you feel with family and friends can be very difficult because you don't want to burden anyone. 

     

For further information on my

counselling services click HERE

 

Mindfulness:

  • Do you want or need to learn to take better care of yourself?
  • Would you like to learn what mindfulness is and how it could help you deal with stress, anxiety and rumination?
  • Would you like to increase your resilience and capacity to deal with the challenges life throws at us all?
  • Do you feel a sense of wanting to allow yourself to experience the moment you are in rather than spinning from one set of demands to the next?
  • Would you like to practice mindfulness in a group setting? 

If you answer yes to any of these questions then please click the link below for further information. I can offer you:

  • mindfulness taster workshop
  • an 8-week mindfulness course
  • an 8-week course for adult individuals
  • I will be running a regular weekly drop in mindfulness group soon

All the above can be offered online 

 

For further information on my Mindfulness teaching please click HERE

 

Why work with me?

  • I am a friendly, approachable and down to earth person and pride myself on building real connection and warmth with my clients. 
  • I am a counsellor because I have been there and  experienced the power of counselling in my own life. It helped me get fresh perspective and empowered me to take much better care of myself going forward. Another reason is because I love working with people and I regard it as a real honour and a privilege to walk alongside someone through tough times and to help them work on finding themselves again.
  • Training in mindfulness has developed from my personal mindfulness practice and how helpful I found it in my own life as well as with client work. I worked in a large NHS hospital for 6 years as a Macmillan Counsellor and co-facilitated mindflness courses for patients and staff. I completed my mindfulness teacher training so that I can continue to offer the benefits of mindfulness training to my clients and in my local community. 
  • I work with individuals for counselling or mindfulness courses from a choice of two comfortable therapy rooms one in Wickford and one in Shenfield High Street, both within easy reach of Billericay, Brentwood, Chelmsford, and surrounding areas.

 

 

Learn to be kinder, gentler and more compassionate with yourself...

  • This is a key element of my work both with counselling clients and in mindfulness teaching. Working with clients or course participants to improve their awareness of how they look after themselves practically, emotionally and psychologically has a really positive impact on overall wellbeing.
  • Making changes in our lives can often feel overwhelming and we can be held back by a sense of how we have failed to make and maintain changes in the past. Often we push too hard for perfection and are critical and unkind with ourselves; "I must... I have to... I should...I shouldn't..." We say things to ourselves we would never say to a friend or loved one. I can help you become aware of you inner critic and together we can work out ways you can develop a kinder way of managing yourself.

 

In person or Online?

  • In person: Many people (myself included) prefer counselling sessions or courses to take place in a room with another person or in a group away from the pressures of their home or work lives. Having this physical space to visit regularly can be very helpful allowing us to step out of our day to day and gain fresh perspective on things.
  • Online: There is growing evidence that online therapy and couses can be just as effective as those in person. Working online is a great option for people who are unable to get out due to ill health, medical treatment or care responsibilities. It also means clients or participants who don't live in my area are able to work with me.

Where do I work?

  • I work with individuals in comfortable therapy rooms at a peaceful countryside practice in Wickford and another very conveniently located practice in Shenfield High Street. They are both within easy reach of Billericay, Brentwood, Chelmsford, Wickford, Downham, Rettendon, East Hanningfield, Rayleigh, Benfleet, Leigh-on-Sea, South Woodham Ferrers and Danbury. See the How to find me page for further details.


Next steps...

  • Together we can explore what support you feel would be right for you.
  • If it sounds like I might be the right counsellor for you then please ring/text/email to book in a free 20 minute call.
  • If you would like more information on mindfulness workshops or courses please ring/text/email and we can book in a discovery call.
  • We can begin to discuss how I might be able to support you at this time and to get a feel for how it might be for us to work together.
Telephone 07774 560488 Please leave a message and I will call you back ASAP

 

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