Claire Ellis (Level 7 Dip Counselling) BACP Registered
Hello my name is Claire. I am a qualified and experienced counsellor based in Leicester city center and am an Individual Registered Member with the BACP.
I am passionate about helping people to talk and explore any difficulties they feel they are experiencing and believe we all have a need to feel heard and feel accounted.
The space I offer is safe, comfortable, confidential and a non-judgmental environment, where we can develop a trusting therapeutic relationship for you to explore, talk and be yourself.
My training is in various models such as Transactional Analysis and Attachment based therapy, however I am a client-focused therapist, which permits you to direct which type of therapy you may feel you require, say for example, a goal-oriented therapy, which facilitates you to unravel and identify current issues concerning dysfunctional thoughts, emotions and behaviours or you may require exploring past experiences, which are preventing you moving forward or future-focused practice with the aim of facilitating you to determine and achieve personal goals, interests and objectives.
I’ve chosen this approach as I believe building a trusting therapeutic relationship is at the foundation of our work together, that we are all unique and no one model fits all.
I was introduced to counselling through my own experience of encountering difficulties in my life, the more I learnt about myself the more my mental health improved. The models and theories of counselling enthralled me so my journey evolved and I have never looked back.
Counselling is not telling you what to do. It is a journey of joint exploration of the issues; a dynamic therapeutic relationship that gives space for you to express yourself without fear of judgment whilst you develop insights that can alleviate your painful feelings.
I offer sessions to individuals or couples with a reduced fee for the first initial session. The initial session is an opportunity for me to learn a little about you and your expectations of counselling and for you to gain some understanding of what you can expect from me. It is an opportunity for us both to decide if we feel that we can work together and if indeed I am the right counsellor for you
Life can be a challenge at times. Once you have made the choice to seek counselling, sourcing a therapist can present its own issues; if you have 'Any' questions please feel free to contact me...
I am affiliated with The Well, Sileby, Leicestershire.
For more information please visit my website.
Please fill free to contact me with ANY questions.
Training, qualifications & experience
Postgraduate Diploma in Attachment-based Therapy (Currently) - Wimbledon Guild
Certificate in Attachment-based Therapy - Wimbledon Guild
Level 7 Diploma TA Counselling - The Berne Institute
Advanced Certificate Transactional Analysis — The Berne Institute
Foundation Certificate Transactional Analysis — The Berne Institute
TA101 — The Berne Institute
Awareness in Bereavement (Accredited by Ascentis Level II)
Volunteer with Cruse Bereavement Care
Volunteer with New College School working with teenagers from 12-16 years old
Volunteer with Safe Space
Redecision Skills Training
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Attachment disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
I offer sessions to individuals and couples with a reduced fee for the initial session.
The initial session will be for half an hour, this gives us the opportunity to get to know each other a little better and what you would like to get from our time working together.
Sessions are usually weekly with individual sessions being for 50 minutes and couples sessions being for 90 minutes, allowing time for each person to feel heard.
My fees are as follows:
£40 for individual therapy
£60 for couples
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Monday 6pm - 8pm, Tuesday 6pm - 9pm, Thursday 6pm - 8pm, Friday 10am - 6pm
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|