Arranging a meeting with Guernsey Mind
Anyone can access our services at Guernsey Mind and they are free of charge. We don’t diagnose or provide medical guidance, but we can help you find some places for support and provide a space where you can share how you’re feeling. We work with a number of therapists with different expertise and refer clients on to them, as well as running a number of support groups and activities.
If you want to talk to someone, the first stage will be to get you an appointment here at Mind with one of our referral coaches.This initial confidential meeting should be about 45 minutes
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.
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.
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.
with Joanne Henton
From children to the elderly SHEN works by a hands-on treatment, encouraging your natural ‘Qi’ flow with the energy flow between the practitioner’s hands. It combines science and ancient healing to give a cutting edge treatment for all emotional issues and also for unexplained physical pain (where the cause is buried emotions – ‘physio-emotional’).
with Megan Seward
An Exercise Referral is a specific and formalised programme. Clients will leave with knowledge, education and understanding about changes they can make to overcome their individual barriers leading towards a sustainable healthy lifestyle.
with Andre Duquemin
Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy is a profound yet gentle therapy aimed at resolving trauma and restoring balance to the body and mind. Originating from osteopathy, the treatment is very gentle but is a very powerful way of working with the body.
with Adam Farish
Making sense of who we are, how we think and what influences our relationships can be difficult. Systemic psychotherapy offers a lens through which we can explore individual challenges, sensitive issues with our partner or improve communication with other people in our lives. It is a chance to explore different perspectives and actively work towards the change we want to see in our lives.
Counselling is a talking therapy that involves a trained therapist listening to you and helping you find ways to deal with emotional issues. You’ll be encouraged to talk about your feelings and emotions with a trained therapist, who’ll listen and support you without judging or criticising.
The therapist can help you gain a better understanding of your feelings and thought processes, and find your own solutions to problems. We work with several student counsellors.
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.
Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction
with Alana from Mindful Isles
The 8-week MBSR programme run by Mindful Isles offers the chance to learn meditation and mindfulness techniques in a group setting and explore some of the many ways mindfulness can help to reduce stress, and its related effects.
The programme can help you learn to:
• Cultivate a healthy relationship to all of your experience, whether good, bad or indifferent
• Increase your emotional resilience
• Create opportunities for calmness, even in the midst of chaos