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Being Centre is located on the A29 in Slinfold, near Horsham in West Sussex, next door to Slinfold Golf and Country Club. By appointment only. For further information please see our Contact Page.

Wendy Coad

Accredited Voluntary RegisterBACP RegisteredBACP Registered

Picture of Wendy CoadFrom an outer London childhood moving to a life in West Sussex in 1975. Originally trained and qualified as a chef -feeding people!

Following an accident, I re-trained as a Psychotherapeutic Counsellor with additional training to DANOS (Drugs and Alcohol National Occupational Standards) standards, including CBT, SFBT, REBT and MI. I work eclectically and individually tailor all my work to suit the needs of the client. I use; Psychodynamic; Gestalt; Person Centered and Phenomenology. I have a lively and busy private practice based here in Slinfold, West Sussex.

I initially worked as a volunteer for Surrey Drug and Alcohol Care Limited (SDAC) Helpline dedicated to those suffering from drugs and alcohol dependency and those affected by it. Following my election to Chairman, I was instrumental in bringing the organisation into the 21st Century. We were nominated as the Single Point of Contact for the whole of Surrey following the recognition of the professionalism of the volunteers.

The training package for volunteers which I produce, maintain and deliver works towards DANOS. In 2011 SDAC Limited were awarded The Queen's Golden Jubilee Award for Voluntary Service in the Community. The services I currently provide are consultancy and training for members of SDAC. I have set up a successful Telephone Counselling Service for substance users, their friends and families through SDAC. I am currently in the process of getting the telephone service into Surrey prisons for the serving prisoners and their significant others.

A colleague and I designed, managed and implemented a Domestic Violence Programme in West Sussex, working with children aged 5 to18 years of age who were currently living in a domestic violence environment. This was a pilot scheme, which was further developed to incorporate counselling sessions for the resident parent. Both children and parents were offered 12 sessions of one to one counselling followed by group work which was open ended.

With a colleague, I developed a counselling service for those experiencing bullying. Beatbullying is aimed at young people aged up to 19 years of age. An internet based site for young people who have or are experiencing bullying or the aftermath of such. I provided one to one, on line counselling and monitoring of the 'chat room'.

I worked for Social Services on the Child Protection Team for a few years, undergoing their child focused training programs and utilising my training of John Bolby's theories.

I run groups with leadership, warmth, understanding and good listening skills, yet not attempting to force ideas onto others. Creatively working with people, as an original thinker working in a rational way to ensure desired results are achieved in an orderly manner.

My interests are varied although possibly, being with friends, meeting new ones, family, reading, research, walking, gardening, travel and animals are my greatest relaxations.


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    Counselling or Coaching sessions at the Being Centre offers a space in which to explore a range of issues that can cause stress and anxiety in our lives. As an experienced and fully qualified therapist, I have an exceptionally strong desire to contribute to the welfare of others.

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    I have a great sense of personal fulfilment when interacting with people and nurturing their personal development. I endeavour to form a good working relationship with all clients and provide a space for them to discover and realise their human potential.

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Families and relationships

Everybody, from time to time, may experience difficulties in their relationships. However, many people are now recognising that it can help to talk through these problems with a trained professional. Gaining clarity on a situation helps to equip us with more tools in which to identify blocks and make new, more apt, personal choices. Read more ...


Everyone has arguments and everyone disagrees with their partners, family members and others close to them from time to time. We all do things at times which cause unhappiness to those we care about and of course we regret. When this begins to form a consistent pattern, then it may be an indication of domestic violence.


Any incident of threatening behaviour, violence or abuse, psychological, physical, sexual, financial or emotional between adults who are, or have been, intimate partners or family members, regardless of gender or sexuality, is very often considered domestic abuse. read more ...


Drugs and Alcohol Picture

I have worked as a drug and alcohol Counsellor for many years and recognise the importance of client led therapeutic counselling for those struggling with drug and alcohol use.


People who drink or use drugs come from all walks of life and backgrounds. Possible factors leading someone to use drugs or alcohol detrimentally can include the influence of family; peers; ethnic considerations; media coverage; growing up within a drinking culture or a mixture. read more ...


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Where is the Being Centre Based?Being Centre is located on the A29 in Slinfold, near Horsham in West Sussex, next door to Slinfold Golf and Country Club. By appointment only. For further information please see our Contact Page.


What type of counselling is available?


Using a variety of counselling approaches including; long and short term solution focused counselling; open ended psychotherapy (integrative and cognitive behaviour techniques (CBT) and mentoring/coaching styles of counselling support. read more ...


We all need some pressure in our lives as it makes our work satisfying and helps us to meet deadlines. Work related issues pictureBut it's all about striking the right balance. Too much pressure without having the chance to recover causes stress, which can be damaging to our health.


Work-related stress can cause both physical and emotional health problems. It can cause you to be more prone to physical symptoms such as: read more ...


Stress anxiety and depression picture

Diagnosable depressive illnesses usually require medical investigation and it is always advisable in the first instance to talk with your GP. Many people understand the value of counselling support when they are feeling depressed, stressed and anxious. Feelings of depression usually, but not always, stem from a build up of stress and anxiety.


Stress and anxiety by and large, involves too much: too many pressures that demand too much of you physically and psychologically. Stressed people can still imagine though, that if they can just get everything under control, they'll feel better. Stress can develop as a response to any situation or thought that upsets you. read more ...