Ellen Umhoefer BSc (HONS) MBACP. (Honey Counselling)
As an experienced Cognitive Behavioural Therapist I understand the need to get emotional support sooner rather than later. Much of CBT is based on neuroscience and having a small amount of knowledge of this science, elevates the therapy to a different level and knowing how our brain works on an emotional basis is key.
I worked for four years in partnership as a psychotherapist. I now run a professional private stand-alone-therapy practice which is comfortable and safe, in Upminster, with easy access by road, bus or train.
I have worked with many issues such as depression, anxiety, anger, abuse, domestic violence, self-esteem, loss, OCD, PTSD and other emotional conditions.
I work one day a week at Engayne primary school helping children through play to recognise their emotions. I have helped teenagers who self harm, working with repairing low self esteem.
I believe the combination of a good therapeutic relationship whilst collaboratively working together will help free ourselves from the constraints of emotional turmoil and I look forward to working with you.
Training, qualifications & experience
BSc (HONS) in Counselling and Psychotherapy,(Specialising in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT))
Level 2 in Counselling skills and Person Centred Counselling.
Working with Bereaved children;
Continued training in Compassionate CBT
Continued training in Mindfulness
Working with Asbergers syndrome
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD);
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD);
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Antisocial personality disorder
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Dependent personality disorder
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic disorder
- Paranoid personality disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship issues
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex problems
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
- Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT)
- Behavioural therapy
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
Personal Counselling: one 50 minute session = £45 / Block of six = £258
Relationship Counselling: one 60 minute session = £60 / Block of six = £348
Children: one 40 minute session = £27 / Block of six = £144
OAP/Students: one 40 minute session = £30 / Block of six = £162
Unemployed concessions on request.
I also accept Health Insurances: BUPA, WPA, Cigna, Prue Health and AVIVA referrals.
Having an extensive period of time working voluntary in a charity for youth counselling and psychotherapy whilst completing my college degree, was invaluable. Counselling in this sector demonstrated to me the powerful effects intervention can have on people’s lives for the better and inspired me to set up a practice with another counsellor.
In November 2012 we started Honey and Ryan Psychotherapy Services at David Lloyd Leisure Centre - Gidea Park. The ethos here was a 'healthy mind and healthy body leads to maximum overall health'. This is where we gained experience in the private sector, establishing a safe and secure place for clients to be heard.
In April 2014, after 16 months at David Lloyd we moved to accommodate our growing practice, which has been very successful. On the back of this success and after many years of experience we are now venturing out separately, welcome to Honey Counselling.
My vision has always been to break down the fear and stigmas of counselling and find ways of making counselling and psychotherapy much more accessible. The aim is to help people help themselves, guiding them to a better life and showing them that many emotional issues can be overcome.
I look forward to welcoming you to Honey Counselling where in a safe and confidential setting intervention can begin, 'it’s time for you…'
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
8am to 8pm 6 days per week
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|