Ellen Drew

Ellen Drew

Swan Yard
King Street

07733 000734

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Swan Yard
King Street

07733 000734

About me

Ellen  Drew - Integrative Psychotherapeutic Counsellor (Advanced Dip) Norwich NR1

My practice is at Swan Yard, King Street, NR1 1PG, 10 minutes' walk from Norwich Railway Station and a few minutes' from Rose Lane car park. Here I provide the opportunity to explore issues that trouble you, make you unhappy or threaten to overwhelm you, in a safe, supportive, non-judgemental and confidential environment.

Counselling may benefit anyone who has something in their lives that makes them feel less than content. People seek help for anything and everything, including family and relationship issues, low self-esteem, anxiety about illness and ageing, loneliness, despondency and feeling aimless or angry. They may best be helped by brief and solution-focused counselling, or open-ended integrative psychotherapeutic counselling. We can look at the areas you would like to explore in our initial session.

If you think I can help, give me a ring on 07733 000734 or e-mail me at ellendrew@live.com

Training, qualifications & experience

Advanced Diploma - Integrative Counselling - Matrix College of Counselling and Psychotherapy
Diploma - Integrative Counselling - Matrix College of Counselling and Psychotherapy
Certificate - Person Centred Counselling - The Norwich Centre

I work in both the private and public sectors, most recently for Mind and the YMCA.

Member organisations


Therapies offered


Each session lasts 50 minutes and costs £40.

Further information

My Philosophy

I believe that whilst our current unhappiness may be triggered by any number of things beyond our control, we can change how we think and the views we hold.  And if we can do that, our experience of our current situation can alter significantly. By examining some of these views in the context of counselling, you may be able to make future choices with increased awareness rather than through unconscious habit.

I'm a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy, and follow their ethical framework, especially their guidelines on ‘the fair and impartial treatment of all clients’.  People are infinitely varied but of equal value. In the counselling room, I try to strike a balance between knowing that I am no worse, no better than my client, but that I have a far greater responsibility to hold the situation and promote conditions that support our work together.

Integrative Psychotherapy

Integrative therapy, or integrative counselling, is a combined approach to psychotherapy that brings together different elements of specific therapies. Integrative therapists take the view that there is no single approach that can treat each client in all situations. Each person needs to be considered as a whole and counselling techniques must be tailored to their individual needs and personal circumstances.

Integrative counselling maintains the idea that there are many ways in which human psychology can be explored and understood; no one theory holds the answer. All theories are considered to have value, even if their foundational principles contradict each other, hence the need to integrate them.

The integrative approach also refers to the infusion of a person's personality and needs, integrating the affective, behavioural, cognitive, and physiological systems within one person, as well as addressing social and spiritual aspects. Essentially, integrative counsellors are not only concerned with what works, but why it works, tailoring therapy to their clients and not the client to the therapy.

Maps & Directions

Norwich, NR1 1PG

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None

Types of client

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