Ela Hart MBACP (Accredited) Adv.Dip.Couns

Ela Hart  MBACP (Accredited)  Adv.Dip.Couns

Houghton Conquest

07789 004 116

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Houghton Conquest

07789 004 116

About me

Changing seasons often bring a change of mood or a time for reflection. The start of the year may well be full of optimism and new challenges. As we head towards the end of the year, perhaps we feel that we haven't achieved enough or been as happy and fulfilled with life as we had hoped we might.

Counselling isn't only about dealing with problems and difficulties that may arise in life. It is about exploring ourselves and thinking about what has worked well and what has made us happy, or what hasn't gone so well and what we need to put in place to feel happy. Questioning ourselves about what would make our life even better is a great starting place. To give yourself the time for self exploration and to gain understanding and knowledge about who and what you really are, and perhaps more importantly, what you would like to become.   If we want to improve our skills in anything else, many of us do some research and gain a better understanding of the subject. Perhaps now is a good time to find out all you can about yourself and to improve your chances of feeling happy, focused and excited by life.

Sadly, there are of course times when depression, anxiety, bereavement, a broken relationship, the loss of a job, financial worries, poor health or a family crisis happen to us all. You may have experienced a difficult or abusive childhood and find it hard to move on with life as an adult.   I can help with all these problems and others. Counselling is a safe space to say anything and everything. To be angry, to cry, to let go for a while, perhaps even to laugh. To share your thoughts and feelings without judgement or consequences. Life needs to be enjoyed everyday...even enjoying it every other day is such a waste,

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a professionally qualified counsellor and an Accredited Member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP Accred). I have over 13 years counselling experience working for the NHS, education, local government and local charities, as well as working as an independent counsellor in private practice and as a group facilitator. I have many years of experience working with clients offering one to one sessions, group work and supervision.

In addition to my client work which is ongoing, I managed a team of counsellors whilst working for Mind BLMK, offering mentoring and supervision and gaining many new skills, increasing my knowledge and experience. I left in April 2016 and am now working with MK ACT, the domestic abuse charity based in Milton Keynes. I offer group and one to one supervision to staff and counsellors employed by the charity.

My approach is Humanistic and I have experience in both Brief Solution Focused therapy and longer term work, perhaps more suitable for childhood abuse. I have studied Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and often find it helpful to incorporate this into my brief therapy work

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited


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My fee is £40.00 per session for day time and evening appointments. Sessions last between 50 and 60 minutes.

I offer a reduced session cost of £35.00 for personal therapy sessions for Counselling students.

Further information

I am an Accredited Member of the BACP and work within their Ethical Code. I attend regular training and workshops each year to improve my skills and knowledge in line with the recommendations of the BACP. I attend supervision monthly and am fully insured with professional indemnity insurance to work as a private counsellor.

Maps & Directions

Houghton Conquest, MK45

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None


Day time and evening appointments available.

Types of client

Older adults
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