I am Elspeth Ridley MBACP, a fully qualified integrative Counsellor and trainee Psychotherapist in Transactional Analysis working from a Chilmark base. (Train access is 4mls from Tisbury and 15mls from Salisbury). As a sole practitioner I actively work to ensure a strong professional support network from which to draw energy and a sound academic/clinical resource to benefit my clients.
I view that the therapy relationship is the fundamental pivot in which a person can hope to feel safe to explore the issues that they bring: allowing self challenge and move towards deeper self understanding and behaviour change if appropriate.
I specialise in working with people with an addiction however my experience underpins my client base to include the 'other' issues of our lives. For example; Relationship difficulties; Anger management; Bereavement and loss; Self esteem; Stress, Anxiety and depression; Trauma and PSTD; Work related issues, e.g. redundancy, bullying. Life transitions, e.g. new baby; moving; separation; retirement.