Ellie Luscombe; DipCouns. MBACP
Basildon Sporting Village
Cranes Farm Road
73-75 Aldgate High Street
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.
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:
- L4 – Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
- L3 - Certificate in Counselling Studies
- L2 - Certificate in Counselling Skills
Continued Professional Development:
- L5 – Diploma in Relationship Counselling, awarded by the CPCAB in conjunction with Relate
- 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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Attachment disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Carer support
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Gender dysphoria
- Hearing voices
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
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Counselling is an investment in your future, as the work that we do can have a powerful and lasting impact.
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 (within 24 hours, or 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
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Monday-Friday 6am-10pm I have some weekend availability in Basildon - please contact me to discuss further.
Types of client