Ella Risi, BA Psycho, MA Mindfulness Based Psychotherapy, BACP reg
The Natural Health Clinic Frome
15 North Parade
I offer short and long term contracts to individuals and couples, and have worked in the Private, Public and Voluntary Sectors for over twenty years
In my experience people come for help because their relationship to themselves and to others are painful and out of synch with their hearts desire or equally when a crisis arises which threatens to overwhelm one's previous coping strategies. Sometimes there is a deep frustration as one repeats the same counter productive patterns over and over again, feeling stuck and unable to move forward in life. Typically these experiences manifest as anxiety, depression, compulsive relationships with food, alcohol, sex etc.
I am a skilled and sensitive practitioner who can draw from a number of approaches in my work with others. I am able to work with clients cognitive, emotional and somatic experiences and also appreciate the impact of systemic factors. It is my believe that all these aspects of human experience are relevant in helping people develop a deeper understanding of themselves and their struggles. I am particularly interested in working with Trauma and Developmental Trauma ( the issues that arise due to early difficulties in our attachments to parents or caregivers). Equally I am comfortable offering shorter more "issue" focused contracts.
I offer a free initial appointment which gives the opportunity to clarify what you want from counselling or therapy and to ask whatever questions you might have about my approach and our working together. This also gives me the information I need to understand if I can be useful to you.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have trained in the following areas:
Crisis Intervention Counselling for Individuals and couples, The Counselling Centre, FR Mathew ST Cork City Ireland (1986- 1989)
MSC Gestalt Psycho therapy, Metanoia London (1992-1997)
Couples Work 1 yr course (1997-1998)
Family Constellation Training (2003-2005)
Mindfulness Based psychotherapeutic practise The Karuna Institute (2010-2014)
I have worked in the following areas:
Community psychological services including counselling and education, e.g. parenting classes, Coping with sudden infant death, Stress management and Enhanced communication training.
Addiction Counselling for the Camden and Islington Councils. This was on a one to one and group work basis.
Counselling services to the Occupational health dept of Gloucester County Council.
Counselling services The Warminster Multiple Sclerosis therapy Centre
I have supervised counsellors in training in individual and group format.
I provided clinical supervision to the staff of the London based alcohol agency Alcohol East.
I have had a private practise since the mid 90s.
I have the following qualifications:
BA Hons Applied psychology
MA Mindfulness based therapeutic practise
I am a member of BACP and abide by their code of ethics
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Attachment disorder
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Panic disorder
I charge between £35- £45 for individuals and £45- £55 for couples.
I offer 1 hour sessions for individuals and 1.15 for couples.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Currently, I work in Frome on Tuesdays and Thursdays, from September 2017, I will be available on Tuesdays and Wednesdays