Katie Ellis (Dip. Couns, Registered Member MBACP)
Counselling is a personal journey of self awareness and growth, where you'll have the opportunity to speak openly with someone who is not a friend or family member and have the freedom to be you with no limits or expectations.
I offer one to one counselling and work in a relational way based around warmth, empathy and understanding. I believe that the relationship between you and I is extremely important as a secure platform for self exploration and self acceptance. As an integrative counsellor I am able to adapt to your needs and provide support which suits you as an individual, drawing from a range of therapeutic approaches to make your experience as unique as you are.
Challenges can occur at any stage of life, and there are no right or wrong reasons to attend counselling as everybody will cope with their experiences in different ways. You may be struggling with low self esteem, anxiety or depression, self harming behaviours, eating disorders, bereavement, a difficult relationship or a traumatic childhood, or you may not even be aware of why you feel the way you currently do. Whatever your personal circumstances may be counselling could help you to reach a new understanding of who you are, how your experiences have impacted you, and enable you to see things from a different perspective.
If you feel that I may be the counsellor for you please contact me to arrange a FREE 30 minute introductory session, where we will have the chance to meet before agreeing to a therapeutic contract and together we can explore what you hope to achieve from counselling. I offer sessions over a short term or long term basis.
Training, qualifications & experience
- CPCAB Level 2 Introduction to Counselling
- CPCAB Level 2 Counselling Skills
- CPCAB Level 3 Counselling Studies
- CPCAB Level 4 Therapeutic Counselling Diploma
- Transactional Analysis 101 (Iron Mill College)
- Registered Member of the BACP, working towards Accreditation.
I am currently studying for an Open BSc. (Hons) through the Open University covering various modules of psychology and counselling including investigating mental health, counselling fear and sadness, the psychology of childhood and youth, and forensic psychology.
I regularly attend Continuing Professional Development courses and have gained certificates including:
- Working with Dissociative Identity Disorder
- Domestic abuse and coercive control
- Working with bereaved clients
- Child sexual exploitation
Alongside my private practice I counsel for Dorset Rape Crisis Support Centre where I have worked since 2014 with survivors of rape, sexual violence and historical abuse, and also provide pre-trial therapy for those seeking perpetrator convictions.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Attachment disorder
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
Other areas of counselling I deal with
- Pre-trial therapy.
- Counselling for rape survivors.
- Psychoeducation about sexual trauma and creative therapies to aid with recovery.
Free 30 minute introductory session.
£35 per 50 minute session thereafter.
Concessions available for counselling students - please email me for details.
I hold full public liability and professional indemnity insurance and an Enhanced DBS check. As a Registered Member of the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy I abide by the BACP Ethical Framework for Good Practice and I'm committed to the process of continuing professional development by attending conferences and courses on a regular basis, as well as having fortnightly supervision.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Please contact me for current availability.
Types of client