I understand that sometimes life can be challenging for everyone and that at times it can be hard to see the wood through the trees. Counselling and Psychotherapy are a great support in helping people feel better in themselves. I strongly believe in empowerment and helping people to be the best they can, and in also helping people to find emotional strength when it's needed. By having a safe and confidential space to explore issues, psychotherapy can really help as a guide to finding inner strength and growth.
I am an integrative psychotherapist which means I use different approaches within my practise. I have attained level 2 and 3 counselling skills, an Advanced Diploma in Humanistic Counselling, and an Advanced Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. I am currently completing my Master’s degree in Counselling and Psychotherapy from Regents University,
London, which has given me a Psychoanalytic, Existential, and Humanistic-Integrative approach within my work. I am also a trustee of a spiritual centre in Abingdon, called St Ethlewolds House, and am influenced by spiritual approaches including Buddhism and teach mindfulness practises including meditation.
As well as having theory to guide my work I believe in creating a strong therapeutic relationship, where clients can meet themselves in a safe, warm, and non-judgmental space. Exploring questions such as the meaning of existence, what it means to live authentically and with freedom, as well as taking ownership of our being in the world in everydayness and relating this being to the wholeness of our humanity. Finding healthier and more meaningful ways of being in the world, with more connection and inner awareness and self-compassion.
I have considerable experience working with young people and adults. I initially trained to be a counsellor in a secondary school, and then went on a train in psychotherapy with adults and worked in a community project and other charities. I am currently working in a private practise and have experience working with a wide range of issues including depression, anxiety, grief, eating disorders, low self-esteem, LGBTQIA+, anger, and addiction.
The main aim of counselling or psychotherapy is to support you to find your way to a place of improved mental health. Whether your anxieties have always been there, have been caused by recent trauma or you just feel under high levels of stress right now.
Types of Counselling & Cost
Pick your sessions style
I offer face-to-face, telephone, or internet sessions; or walking and talking if you prefer to be out in nature. I Like to be creative
and can offer some art therapy within my sessions.
Transparent costing & savings
My fee is a sliding scale of £55-£70 per session But canoffer concessions to students or those in financial hardship.
I’m 44 years old and have a family and also have a background working as a Primary School Teacher which I’ve been doing for 17 years. I love to travel and have visited India and Nepal, and spent time learning about Tibetan Buddhism. I also enjoy spending time outside, enjoy reading, meditation and yoga.
Book an appointment
+ 44 7368586386
Some comments from past clients
'Ellie was Exceptional at really caring and helping to put things into perspective. Shame she had to move counties.' - Denise
'Through counselling with Ellie I feel much better in my general outlook' - Jan
'I highly recommend Ellie. She really helped me to gain my power back and gave me many coping techniques to combat my anxiety. She helped me to find my light in a time of darkness. She is so empowering! She has a heart of gold and I felt comfortable talking to her about absolutely anything without Judgement' - Jennifer
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