We provide support and services geared towards the individual and focused on the impact of their mental health on their lives and relationships. We provide an opportunity for someone to be fully heard and listened to confidentially and without judgement. Information about local and online services is provided and referrals given where possible.
We do not offer advice nor are we qualified counsellors. Our services are fully confidential and no information is shared unless specifically requested by the individual.
Therapists and 1-to-1 sessions
with Ellen Spafford
Ellen is a fully qualified HCPC registered Art Psychotherapist. Ellen offers a combination of talking therapy and creative therapy tailored to suit your needs in a confidential space. As well as helping clients to express their emotions and to explore their thoughts, feelings and memories, art therapy has also been shown to aid in a person's ability to be `in the moment'
Jazz has a degree in Social Work. She has previously supported adults and children with learning disabilities as well as acting as a mentor for young people and facilitated conversations with teenagers about healthy relationships. Jazz is currently developing a support programme specifically aimed at 16-25 year olds.
with Gary Ayres
Gary is a Systemic and Family Psychotherapist who is also trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) - an interactive psychotherapy technique used to relieve psychological stress. It is an effective treatment for trauma and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
During EMDR therapy sessions, the therapist directs your eye movements. Over time, this technique is believed to lessen the impact that your memories or thoughts have on you.
CAT (Cognitive Analytic Therapy)
with Jill Paine
Cognitive Analytic Therapy (CAT) is a talking therapy, developed for use within the NHS. CAT makes links between past and present in order to understand problems and help shift people out of long held thinking and behaving patterns.
Counselling and Relationship Therapy
with Sharon Ward
Sharon is a qualified counsellor and qualified relationship therapist. Based on the Island of Alderney, Sharon has extensive experience with regards to counselling and therapy. She is able to see individuals and couples. With the understanding that each client is different and unique, Sharon draws upon various techniques and tools within the counselling room.
with Emma Després
Reiki is deeply relaxing and has a profoundly calming effect. It can make you feel more energised, balanced and grounded, experiencing greater clarity and strength of mind, raising the spirit and ultimately promoting a calm, peaceful and increased sense of well being on all levels ± physical, mental, emotional and spiritual.
with Claire and BEAT
Horse Assisted Human Development helps individuals to develop a sense of wellbeing. The horses provide instant feedback which enables participants to adapt their behaviour in real time and find solutions to issues they may be facing in their personal or professional lives. Being in the presence of these powerful animals has scientifically proven physical benefits.
The Decider Skills use Cognitive Behaviour Therapy to teach children, young people and adults the skills to recognise their own thoughts, feelings and behaviours, enabling them to monitor and manage their own emotions and mental health. The Decider was put together by Michelle Ayres and Carol Vivyan, who are Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapists, with a background in mental health nursing, from Guernsey.