Colette Ellis-Dears

Colette Ellis-Dears



07929337381 / 07929 337381

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07929337381 / 07929 337381

About me

Hi, thanks for taking the time to read my profile. I know that looking for a counsellor who is right for you can sometimes seem daunting, but I hope that reading through my profile will put you at ease and help you make the right choice for you.

I work with individuals, couples and families supporting them in a safe, confidential and relaxing environment. I work from my base in Wilpshire and I am available throughout the Ribble Valley and Blackburn areas.

I am a qualified and experienced humanistic, person centred counsellor and social worker who has worked in a variety of mental health settings for the last twenty years. During this time, I have consistently updated and extended my triaining. I am registered with the Health and Care Professions Council, (HCPC).

Over the years I have worked with people who have been experiencing a wide range of issues and difficulties and helped them to work out their next steps and solutions, recognising their potential for growth and change.

I work within structured counselling sessions, providing a private and confidential service. The basis of my work stems from my own strong empathic feelings, using core conditions of empathy, respect and genuineness.

I work collaboratively and holistically to help people who are facing challenges and changes. I offer impartiality as a starting place for people to begin to find their own answers and resolutions.

I work with both men and women, as well as with couples. I also work with families with young adults providing family therapy. I have always had a special interest in working with women and the gender issues that surround their lives.

Training, qualifications & experience

Advanced Diploma in the Practice of Counselling and the Management of Change.
Certificate of Counselling Skills in the Development of Learning RSA.
Approved Social Worker, Central Council for Education and Training in Social Work.
B.A. (hons) in social work.
Certificate of Qualification in Social Work
Registered with Health and Care Professions Council.


Daytime individual sessions between 9.00am to 4.00pm are discounted to £38.00 per session.
£45.00 per individual sessions.
£50.00 couples counselling.
£60.00 per session for family therapy with young adults and their families.(If two therapists are needed for family therapy, £80.00 per session.)
Discount for student counsellors at £30.00 per session.

Further information

Some of the challenges that people have experienced and sought help from me are listed below.

Couple counselling
Eating disorders
Family issues
Health related issues
Lack of confidence
Low self estseem
Relationship issues
Separation and divorce
Sexual abuse
Suffers of M.E. or chronic fatigue syndrome
Woman who have experienced or are experiencing domestic abuse
Work related stress
Women's gender issues

This list is not exhaustive. Often labels or a diagnosis do not cover all life experiences. Please call to talk about your needs.

Maps & Directions

Clitheroe, BB7
Blackburn, BB1

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: No
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Please contact me for availabiity, I work daytime and evenings.

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
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