Ellie MacQueen Registered MBACP PMCOSCA
Relationship issues, anxiety, depression, family issues, low self-steem - thesere are all things that get in the way of us getting the most out of life. As an experienced person-centred counsellor, I offer you a confidential counselling relationship where you can explore life's difficulties in a safe and non-judgemental space.
In today's world we are all running at such a fast pace that sometimes it's difficult to catch up with ourselves. We are on "Automatic Pilot" - making little time to listen to ourselves or to recognise our own needs. Everyone else is in the same boat, and as a result, it can feel like no one is really listening in today's chaotic way of life. I offer you a space where you will be heard.
Counselling is a means of working with someone who is really listening to you, and with whom you can share your thoughts and feelings without fear of being judged. Counselling can help you find better ways of coping, and to develop greater confidence in being able to deal with life's problems.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have a Diploma in Person Centred Counselling, and you will find me on the professional registers of both BACP and COSCA I work within the ethical framework of these professional bodies.
I'm also a Registered General Nurse, and a Registered Mental Health Nurse with over 25 years of experience in the NHS and the Third Sector. I also have a Diploma in Cancer and Palliative Care.
As well as having a degree in teaching, I am a COSCA Accredited Counselling Trainer and am currently working within UHI delivering the Diploma in Person Centred Counselling. I am also a counsellor for students. I currently work in the specialised area of addictions, and have extensive experience in working with people who are experiencing loss, grief, and coping with transition.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Carer support
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I have extensive experience in working with carers, those experiencing loss, grief and bereavement, young people, and individuals with addictions. I work with people who are experiencing relationship difficulties, and those who are experiencing anxiety, depression and stress.
A one hour counselling session will cost £35. This fee is negotiable for people who are experiencing financial hardship or are on a low income. I also offer a reduced fee to students.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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My appointments are flexible to meet the needs of Clients - I am also available on Saturdays and some evenings.
Types of client