Welcome to Inner Tides Counselling

Dawn at St. Mary's Lighthouse, Whitley Bay, England

Most people experience times when they feel low, worried or sense aspects of their life are beyond their control. As the inner tides of the mind ebb and flow, feelings such as sadness, anxiety, frustration and confusion may surface reducing capacity to experience contentment and happiness.

Sometimes these feelings arise from relationship difficulties with significant others, family members, friends or work colleagues. Or perhaps the ongoing challenges of navigating workplace issues, affecting performance, role enjoyment, or sense of job security (such as during restructuring and redundancy situations) begins to undermine personal wellbeing.

How can counselling help?

In today’s busy world it can be easy to forget you are a unique person, with your own talents, aspirations and needs. Counselling provides time and space in a supportive confidential setting, to explore your thoughts and feelings around any difficulty or distress you may be experiencing, helping you find ways to manage your situation and respond to life in more positive ways.

Lets talk

My name is Pauline Owen and I specialise in counselling for relationship difficulties affecting individuals (including pre and post couples counselling) and career/workplace issues.

I offer non-judgemental support, as we talk in confidence about your difficulties and the things that matter most to you, enabling you to make sense of your situation and discover your own way forward.

Based in West Sussex, I offer short and long term counselling to individuals aged 18+, via telephone call or online using Zoom video conferencing. As an experienced qualified counsellor I help people to understand their reactions to life events, relationships and day to day situations, reducing anxiety and distress and increasing personal independence.

My work with a clients encompasses a variety of issues including:

  • Anxiety
  • Stress
  • Change
  • Caring for family members or friends
  • Relationship difficulties
  • Grief and loss
  • Low self esteem/confidence
  • Career and workplace difficulties
  • Depression
  • Anger management
  • Abuse and trauma
  • Separation and divorce
  • Pet bereavement
  • Work related stress
  • Redundancy

Experienced in counselling face to face, on the telephone and online, I now offer counselling solely via telephone call or online video, enabling me to offer clients greater flexibility in terms of appointment times and location, whilst also keeping session costs down by avoiding escalating rental costs.

For more information on what to expect please take a look at my guide to Telephone and Online Counselling or contact me with any questions you may have.

To find out more about me and how I work, please take a look around my website.


Monday and Tuesday – 10.00am to 5pm (excl Bank Holidays)

Evening sessions available up to/incl 7.00pm.

Thursday and Friday 10.00am – 12 noon (morning appointments only)

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Telephone and Online Counselling Sessions

available during the day and some evenings