Mrs Pauline Owen
Member Status: Accredited
Member No: NCS20-01162
Location: Burgess Hill
I work with people affected by life situations and change to understand their reactions, reducing anxiety and distress, and increasing personal independence. Approachable and empathetic, I understand how talking confidentially about your difficulties with someone who is not involved in your day to day life, can help reduce distress and bring clarity.
At the heart of my practice is the belief that every human being is an unique individual with the capacity to grow, equipped with the inner resources to know what's best for them and their situation. Although people sometimes feel they've lost their way, perhaps due to circumstances or change, they remain the expert in their own life and experiences. So rather than tell you what to do, my role as your counsellor is to 'walk alongside you' as we talk about your concerns, helping you to gain a different perspective of your difficulties and identify a new direction which feels right for you.
In addition to my private practice I am a volunteer counsellor with Carers Support West Sussex. I have also been a volunteer supporter to participants on weekend courses for widows/widowers and divorcees, helping them move forward with their lives. Before I became a counsellor, I worked as a manager in the business world for a number of years, leading both small and large teams. As a result, a variety of lived experiences supports my therapeutic work to benefit my clients.
I understand taking the first step towards counselling can be daunting, so take a look at my website and then give me call to see if I might be the counsellor your are seeking.
- Qualifications & ExperienceFoundation Degree in Counselling
Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
Certificate in Counselling Studies
Certificate in Counselling Skills
- What I can help with
- Abuse – Emotional, Physical, Sexual
- Ageing and related issues
- Anger Management
- Assertiveness / Self-confidence / Self-esteem
- Bereavement / Loss
- Childbirth: fertility
- Divorce & Separation
- Emotional issues
- Financial difficulties
- Generally unhappy with your life
- Job interviews
- Self-defeating behaviours
- Suicidal feelings