Ellen Parsons MBACP (Accred)
C/o The Body Factory
105 Nibthwaite Road
C/o North Bank House
28 Pages Lane
Welcome to my profile
You will receive a supportive and facilitative service, where you may explore and work through your concerns in a way that best suits you, and where my approach is tailored depending on your presentation and specific requirements.
What I offer
Both time limited Counselling and longer, more open-ended Psychotherapy is available:
Time limited Counselling is where you may wish to attend just for a certain amount of sessions (eg say between 6 to 12), in order to focus on a particular issue / or a couple of issues.
Longer term Psychotherapy is offered if you wish to explore and work through deeper issues in a more timely and explorative way.
We can consider together at our first meeting what may prove most helpful to you, and explore what your hopes might be in seeking counselling. I would also want to use this time to learn more about you and your circumstances and what issues are troubling you. Finally, this first session, helps us both consider whether I might be the right person to help you.
Counselling/ Psychotherapy is a process which can help in bringing about desired changes for you, your life and relationships. In time, you may experience a growing self-awareness and acceptance, enabling you to see more clearly beliefs you may have been holding about yourself or patterns of behaviour you may have adopted, which have hindered you or created difficulties for you. By gaining deeper insight and understanding, this can enable you to experience being more at the helm, with a greater ability to make more informed and confident choices for your life and relationships.
My approach to Counselling / Psychotherapy
My approach is drawn from a Person-Centred Focusing oriented philosophy in that I respect and encourage your autonomy within the therapeutic process at all times.
Focusing is a gentle, accepting process of inner sensing of bodily sensations, attending to ‘felt senses’, enabling an emerging trust of the body’s wisdom. Giving attention to these ‘felt senses’ enables a deeper connection with its intricacies, revealing more and where ‘shifts’ then naturally occur.
I will accept and value you for the unique individual you are, and offer a holistic approach, where attention is given to the whole person (i.e. thoughts / cognitions, feelings / emotions, physical, spiritual, beliefs, values, experiences and perceptions).
I extend to all of my clients a genuine atmosphere of compassion and acceptance, where you will be encouraged and supported throughout and where the therapeutic relationship is at the heart of my approach. You will be provided with a warm, empathic and non-judgmental place within which you may explore and work through, (in a manageable and timely way), things you are struggling with or that are troubling you.
If you wish to explore and gain deeper insight in to your spiritual life alongside other issues, I am able to support you in this, and draw on a well-established and acknowledged integrative Christian model of counselling, which can form part of the therapeutic process if so desired by you.
How to get started / getting in contact
You may contact me by any of the following:
Telephone (please leave a brief message if I am not immediately available, and I will return your call / make contact as soon as I am able).
Text message (you may wish to leave me a brief text message in the first instance);
or by Email
How the process usually works, is following your initial contact, I will then arrange for us to first of all have a brief chat on the telephone, where you may tell me a little bit more about yourself and your requirements and this would also enable me to find out how I might be of help to you.
Following this telephone conversation, we may then decide to go ahead and organise our initial face to face meeting.
Our first meeting in person provides the opportunity for me to get to know you and learn more about your concerns, and to explore more of what you are looking for in your personal counselling. Further, the quality of the therapeutic relationship between you and I, is also a very important aspect of the counselling work and so it also gives you and I the opportunity to decide whether we feel we would like to meet for further appointments.
Our first counselling sessions last for 50 minutes / one hour and is charged at £45, payable at the time of the session (or in advance by arrangement). Please scroll down for further information regarding fees.
Following this initial meeting, you might also want to go away and give some thought to all that has been considered and spend some time with your thoughts and feelings as to whether you feel you would like to meet for further sessions.
Tuesday - Saturday
Frequency of attendance
How frequently you wish to attend can be discussed in more details at our first meeting. Generally, sessions will be on a regular weekly basis, especially during the early stages of counselling, but fortnightly sessions are also agreed where appropriate and where required.
Length of time in Counselling / Psychotherapy
This decision will be entirely up to you - as the process will be an exploration of your personal experiences, you will wish to give thought and consideration to all of this. However, discussion around this, will also form part of the counselling process, and where we will be able to consider together your progress and your thoughts and feelings about this.
Location(s) / Where to find me
I am available for counselling from two locations Harrow and North London (Muswell Hill):
My Harrow counselling room is: c/o The Body Factory, 105 Nibthwaite Road, Harrow, Middlesex, HA1 1TE; or
My Muswell Hill counselling room is: c/o North Bank House, 28 Pages Lane, Muswell Hill, London, N10 1PP
Training, qualifications & experience
BSc (Hons) Psychology
Diploma in Counselling
Foundation Degree in Counselling
Certificate in Christian Counselling (CWR)
Focusing Level 1 to 5
Postgraduate Certificate in Clinical Supervision
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Carer support
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Issues related to being single
Purpose / meaning
£45 per session
I endeavour to keep my fees as reasonable as possible in order to help make personal counselling more accessible
Occasionally I am also able to offer some lower cost slots and have some reduced rate spaces available during the daytime / week days
Online/Skype session: £35
I adhere to the BACP (British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy) Ethical Framework
Accredited Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy
Member of the Association of Christian Counsellors
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Tuesday - Saturday
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|