Ellie Luscombe; DipCouns. MBACP

Ellie Luscombe; DipCouns. MBACP

Basildon Sporting Village
Cranes Farm Road
SS14 3GR

73-75 Aldgate High Street

07393 221327

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Basildon Sporting Village
Cranes Farm Road
SS14 3GR

73-75 Aldgate High Street

07393 221327

About me

Hello, I'm Ellie.

I provide a warm, empathic, welcoming space, within which you can explore any difficulties, feelings or problems that you are experiencing and which may be impacting your life negatively.

Thinking about having counselling can be a little scary, however the results can be life changing and incredibly positive.

People fear judgement from others and therefore hold on to thoughts and feelings, whereas discussing them with another person helps to make sense of them, which can stop you from feeling stuck and allow you to make progress.  I will listen to you and hear your perspective on things, I may challenge your beliefs and ideas, to consider different viewpoints, which is essential to change, however I will not judge you.

What might our first session be like?

Our initial meeting can help us get to know each other a little and you can decide whether you feel comfortable working with me.  Our first session will last between 50 minutes to 1.5 hours and we can discuss anything you feel is important to share, which may include:

  • Your expectations of me and counselling
  • Goals or outcomes you’d like to work towards
  • Background of past or present relationships
  • Events you feel have influenced you

However, nothing is off limits so I will be guided by you.

Who do I work with?

I work with individuals and couples; the process for couples differs slightly as I would meet both partners in the initial assessment and then separately for one session to give each an opportunity to share their story.  After these two sessions we would all meet together again.  Further individual sessions can be agreed, which will follow the same pattern.

I am a registered AXA PPP Healthcare Professional, therefore you may be able to arrange counselling with me via your AXA PPP health insurance policy.

How often will sessions be?

Usually we would meet weekly, at the same time and day, with the exception of holidays and unexpected events; therefore it is important to think about whether this can be accommodated.

We can agree to work on a short (12 sessions or less) or a long term basis and we will review periodically to check that this remains suitable.

When it comes towards the end of our work we will plan how long we take to do this, reflecting on our initial contract and where we are now. It is important that this doesn’t happen abruptly so that when we say goodbye it feels like the right time.

Will you tell me what to do?

Your autonomy is important, therefore I won’t tell you what to do or give advice; together we can explore different perspectives and potential ways forward.

Training, qualifications & experience

I qualified as a counsellor following an integrative programme, awarded by the Counselling and Psychotherapy Central Awarding Body (CPCAB) and recognised by the Open University. This training improved my understanding of my own and others’ behaviour, enhancing communication in both my personal and professional relationships. An integrative approach gives me a range of perspectives, reflecting the natural diversity of people, whose needs require the same variety.

My qualifications are as follows:

  • L5 – Diploma in Relationship Counselling, awarded by the CPCAB in conjunction with Relate
  • L4 – Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
  • L3 - Certificate in Counselling Studies
  • L2 - Certificate in Counselling Skills

Continued Professional Development:

  • Working with Sex and Relationships (COSRT)
  • Trauma and Dissociation (Confer)
  • Attachment Theory (Confer)
  • Loss and Bereavement (Relate)
  • Counselling with a sexual Focus (Relate)
  • Child Protection and Safeguarding (Relate)
  • Domestic Violence and Abuse (Relate)

I worked for over 3 years at Open Adult Counselling Service (OACS) in Rayleigh, 18 months at Make a Difference at Sandy's in Romford and have worked at Relate since January this year.

I have worked with men and women aged 18-80 on a wide range of issues, including immigration/deportation, witchcraft, anxiety, depression, affairs, relationships, domestic abuse, childhood trauma, suicide, bereavement, retirement, sexual issues and existential concerns, to name a few.

I also have over 12 years experience working in card acquiring, in credit risk management.

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Counselling is an investment in your future, as the work that we do can have a powerful and lasting impact.

I am a registered AXA PPP Healthcare Professional, therefore you may be able to arrange counselling with me via your AXA PPP health insurance policy.

Alternatively, please contact me to discuss fees in more detail as these can be negotiated depending on your circumstances, individual/couple sessions, telephone sessions and whether you are a student. However see below for a guide:

London: between 40 and 75

Basildon: between 30 and 65

For a last minute cancellation (on the same day of the appointment) and for non-attendance there is a charge for the full cost of the session.

Payment is made in advance in order to confirm your next appointment, with the exception of the initial assessment, which is paid when we meet.

Payment can be made in cash, by PayPal or bank transfer.

Maps & Directions

Basildon, SS14 3GR
London, EC3N 1BD

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


London - Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 6am-10pm Basildon - Sunday 10am-8pm

Types of client

Older adults