J. Ellen Wheller
I offer counselling services in Bridgend, South Wales that are tailored to the individuals needs. All sessions are held in the comfort of my own home to make your counselling session as pleasurable an experience as possible. I also endeavour to create a safe, secure and confidential environment enabling openness and ease of disclosure of what can be delicate, sensitive and often painful issues.
Counselling for women
Talking and being heard is extremely healing for women. This is especially true in a world where women are expected to be the listener and carer, with little understanding about what women need to feel connected to and understanding of herself. Talking about what is going on in your life can help you understand more fully your thoughts, feelings, beliefs, roles and behaviours. This can lead to greater self-acceptance and empowerment in the decisions you make for yourself and in your relationships.
Counselling for men
Every man has a unique personal story to tell but we all endure similar troubles as we go through life. Many men face issues such as anxiety, stress, depression, becoming a father, anger, sexual identity bullying, stress etc. An effective counsellor will make sure it's clear what you want to get from counselling and help you through your problems, the main thing to remember is: you don't have to face it alone.
Counselling for Students
Here at Free Spirit I aim to help students with personal and emotional difficulties which may be interfering with their life and work at University such as stress, Anxiety/panic, Depression, Self harming, Family problems or other personal issues
Counselling for work related stress
Stress is an inevitable but complex companion to our working lives. Without challenges and pressures, work would lack sparkle, but we all have the capacity to be overwhelmed by work-related stress, and to experience its exhausting effects. It is impossible to escape pressure at work altogether, so it is important to learn how to manage stress and here at Free Spirit I help you to identify which situations stress you the most and help you work through them.
Provide counselling and support for anyone bereaved by death to help them understand their grief and cope with their loss.
ADHD Counselling and Support
Counselling gives people with ADHD an outlet to express their feelings. It also gives them a source of advice to help plan for success. Therapy is used to treat anxiety, poor self-esteem, depression, and other problems. I can offer one-to-one sessions with Adults ADHD or offer consultation sessions to parents which can help everyone in the family to cope with the challenges of living with someone who has ADHD.
Training, qualifications & experience
I hold a Post Graduate Diploma in Integrative Counselling with Adults and a Post Graduate Certificate to Work Therapeutically with Children and I am an affiliated member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy. I am an Accredited Counselling Supervisor and hold a Professional Postgraduate Certificate in supervision.
Other professional qualifications held are a BA (Hons) in Education, and course modules, which allowed recognition and membership in the British Psychology Society. These skills led to working in the field of Children with Disabilities and undertaking research with children with ADHD.
I also have a Diploma and a MA in Social Work and previously worked as a Consultant Social Worker providing intervention services for children and families. My last post was working in the area of Substance Misuse with Families and therapeutic work included working with the whole family (systemically) using Motivational Interviewing techniques and Brief Solution focused interventions.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Drug abuse
- Emotional abuse
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Behavioural therapy
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Couples counselling
Charge is £40 per session
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Tuesday day, evenings and some weekends