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 Counselling can really help as a guide to finding inner strength and growth.
I’m an Integrative Counsellor which means I use different Counselling approaches within my practice. I have an Advanced Diploma in Creative CBT, I use also use Person-Centred, Gestalt and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy; I also use some TA and Mindfulness with my clients.
I have considerable experience working with young people and adults. I trained to be a Counsellor in a Secondary School with clients aged 11-18. I then went on to work with adults in a Community Project with clients ranging from age 20-89, I am currently working part-time as a Counsellor for Circles South East and in Private Practice. I have experience working with a wide range of issues including depression, anxiety, grief, eating disorders, low self esteem, 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
Most sessions are talking face to face, but I can also offer telephone or Skype; or walking and taking if you prefer to be out in nature. I like to be creative within counselling and can offer some art therapy or sand play within my sessions.
Transparent costing & savings
My fee: Because I believe that connection is really important between counsellor and client I offer my first session for free.I charge £40- 50 per hour, £50-60 for couples, but can offer £30 to students or those in financial hardship or those receiving benefits.
I’m 41 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 7502332420
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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