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. 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 and anxiety, depression and self harming behaviours, a difficult relationship or a traumatic childhood, or you may not even be aware of why you feel the way you currently do. Counselling could help you to reach a new understanding of who you are, how your experiences have impacted you, and to see things from a different perspective.
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.
Whether you require short term counselling for a current concern or long term support for an ongoing issue, please contact me to arrange a 30 minute introductory meeting where we can explore what you hope to achieve from counselling. If we both feel that I am the right counsellor for you, we will arrange a time to meet on a weekly basis.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Registered Member of the BACP, working towards Accreditation.
- 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)
- Ongoing Open BSc. (Hons) studying various modules of Psychology and Counselling (Open University) including investigating mental health, counselling fear and sadness, psychology of childhood and youth.
- Continuing Professional Development courses including working with Dissociative Identity Disorder, Attachment Theory and child sexual exploitation.
I am experienced in working with individuals who are survivors of rape, sexual violence and historical abuse, plus pre-trial therapy for those seeking perpetrator convictions.This includes working with a variety of mental health diagnoses, self harm, low self esteem and attachment issues. I also have experience working with young people aged 16-21 on a range of concerns including body issues, anxiety and panic attacks.
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