Elaine Bond

Elaine Bond


07769 152 951

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07769 152 951

About me

Everyone finds life difficult from time to time. Let’s face it we all have our ups and downs and most of the time our normal support systems can help us through. But when this doesn’t work we need someone else to help us, someone who is unbiased, non-judgmental and confidential.

I work from a peaceful secluded area in Gedling, Nottingham, close to all major public transport and just 20 mins drive from Nottingham city centre.

I believe that we all have the potential for growth and we should be able to thrive. But sometimes our environments and situations can stop us in our tracks. Things like work issues, grief, children or trauma impacts and changes us. We can get stuck in old, familiar but destructive routines, repeat harmful patterns but we are unable to identify why.

The room for growth and development is most important in children and young people. I work with children in a creative and cooperative way to identify and deal with issues they may have. I have experience in working with children around anxiety, bullying, relationships, self-esteem and abuse. I work alongside other professionals who may be involved in your child's life including schools, GP and other support services.

How I work with you

I work with you at your pace, in a way that is ok for you, to explore issues, fears or patterns that are affecting you. As a psycho-therapeutic counsellor, I will help you look at your history, the possible cycles you have in behaviour, the relationships that have impacted you and what they are doing to your life right now.

Working with you relationally means that I will share how you affect me; this often plays out the same way as your relationships outside counselling. Giving us the opportunity to explore these and change them. The relationship between you and I is often where the greatest changes take place.

Working like this leads us to re-evaluate issues and what options there are for change. I believe there are always choices and options out there. But sometimes we need someone to helps us find them. This doesn’t mean I will tell you what to do, together we can explore options and the impact they may have.

Alongside this I use CBT and ACT techniques to help you develop coping strategies while we look deeper into the causes of your issues. Giving you a way to manage outside of the therapy room.

I also can work with you a a brief focused way to resolve one key issue in your life, this solution based therapy is based on successful goals and forward planning.

All serious stuff? No, a sense of humour in therapy is a regular occurrence, so we will have lighter moments.

What to expect in your first session

In our first session we will talk about what you want to achieve, how you feel about counselling and I will explain about how we could work together. There will be no pressure just an open and non-judgemental session where we agree on WE want to work together. We will discuss confidentiality and agree out boundaries. I will be completely honest with you and if I feel I can’t help you I will let you know and help you find someone who can.

What issues can we work together on?

I deal with many issues here are just a few-

  • Abuse
  • Affairs & betrayal
  • Anxiety
  • Anger
  • Bariatric surgery (Pre-and Post)
  • Bullying
  • Confidence issues
  • Corporate stress
  • Child Protection/Safeguarding/ Social Services
  • Child related issues
  • Depression
  • Disability & illness
  • Divorce & separation
  • Eating disorders
  • Emotional abuse
  • Exam stress
  • Family issues
  • Feeling sad
  • Gender & Identity
  • Grief
  • General anxiety disorder
  • Inner child work
  • Panic Disorder/Panic Attacks
  • Personality Disorder
  • Post-natal Depression
  • Post-traumatic stress
  • Relationships
  • Sadness
  • School issues
  • Sexuality
  • Stress
  • Trauma
  • Women's issues

So if any of these issues are affecting you or your children, if you feel stuck, if you have a feeling of dread or unease contact me on the details below.

About me

I am a UKCP registered psychotherapeutic counsellor and I am part of SHE.UK providing therapy survivors of sexual abuse. I provide mental health support for young people at a local FE college and I have thriving private practice in Gedling. I also provide CPD training for counsellors, support staff and industry in a variety of subjects.

I started my counselling career with Childline and spent over 10 years as a Counsellor and Supervisor with them.

I am a member of the Scarborough Psycho-therapeutic Training Institute; UKCP registered and have regular supervision to ensure I provide a non-oppressive ethically boundaried practice.

Training, qualifications & experience

Diploma in Counselling Children and Adolescents
Advanced Diploma in Relational (Integrative) Counselling
Diploma in Weight Loss & Nutritional Counselling
NLP Practitioner
Foundation Diploma in Person Centred Counselling

Diploma in CBT

10 years experience as a Counsellor and Supervisor for Childline
Currently working with young people with crisis and mental health issues in city centre FE college
Volunteer therapist for SHE.org working with male and female survivors of sexual abuse
UKCP registered Psycho-therapeutic Counsellor

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited


Accredited register membership

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Bariatric surgery (Pre and Post op)


£45.00 per hour

Please contact me if you want home visits to discuss arrangements

Counselling students of all modalities welcome

Maps & Directions

Nottingham, NG4

Type of session

Online counselling: Yes
Telephone counselling: Yes
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Evenings and weekends

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
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