Ellen Parsons MBACP (Accred)
C/o The Body Factory
105 Nibthwaite Road
C/o North Bank House
28 Pages Lane
I am a professionally trained and qualified Person-Centred therapist, with consulting rooms in the Harrow, Watford and Muswell Hill areas. I have a broad experience of counselling clients from a wide range of backgrounds and with diverse needs. I am Accredited and registered with the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy and adhere to their ethical framework.
I would like to support you to face any difficulties you may be experiencing. I offer a holistic, non-judgmental approach, where attention is given to the whole person, with compassion and acceptance. If you wish to explore the spiritual side of life, I am able to draw on a well-established and acknowledged integrative Christian model of counselling. Whatever you choose, I will respect and encourage your autonomy within the therapeutic process at all times.
How could Counselling/Psychotherapy help me?
Counselling can be a safe place to explore and unravel issues concerning you in a way that makes sense to you personally. This can help you to overcome long-standing stumbling blocks and to achieve desired changes in your life and relationships. The therapeutic relationship is at the heart of my approach and you will be encouraged and supported throughout the process. We will work together at each stage, with you at the helm, to decide how best to progress.
What should I expect to happen when we first meet up?
Our first meeting will provide the opportunity for me to get to know you, to learn more about your concerns, and for us to discuss what you hope to achieve in your personal counselling.
How long with therapy last?
I offer both time limited counselling for a set number of sessions (to focus perhaps on a particular issue (or two) and longer-term psychotherapy (to explore and work through deeper issues over time), where the work would be more open-ended.
Together, we can review the arrangement every 6 weeks or so to see where you feel you may be at any point in the therapy, but how long the therapy lasts will be entirely a personal choice.
We will meet up ideally on a weekly basis (particularly in the early stages of meeting), although fortnightly session can be agreed later on where appropriate or if specifically required. Counselling sessions typically last for 50 minutes, although longer sessions can be arranged if preferred.
How can I make an appointment?
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
When are you available to see clients?
Tuesday - Saturday
Where does the therapy take place?
I have consulting rooms in the following locations:
c/o The Body Factory, 105 Nibthwaite Road, Harrow, Middlesex, HA1 1TE; or
c/o The Peace Hospice, Peace Drive, Watford, Hertfordshire, WD17 3PH
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
It is also a professional requirement that I undertake regular and on-going professional development training as well as attend regular supervision.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- 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
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Issues related to being single
Purpose / meaning
£45 per 50 minute session
I can offer a limited number of concessionary / lower cost slots during the daytime / week days
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|