Linda Ellis. UKCP Registered, Registered MBACP.
I offer counselling and psychotherapy to adults, young adults and couples. My role, as a counsellor, is to offer an emotional structure to facilitate exploration, understanding and healing. I am a UKCP accredited psychotherapist and have worked therapeutically for over 20 years with adults, children, young people and families. The way I work is to discuss, explore and facilitate a dialogue that offers an opportunity for understanding, change and healing. Sometimes words can feel inadequate and using creative materials and resources can usefully inform the therapeutic work. This can provide an alternative way of communicating and expression.
I offer short term, solution focussed, and long term work. I have specialist experience in working with people at times of transition. I offer a safe, confidential, non-judgemental and non-discriminatory environment.
The qualities I bring to my work are sensitivity, empathy, openness, directness and creativity.
Training, qualifications & experience
Certificate of Clinical Supervision (Psychodynamic) (2014)
Registered member of BACP (2013)
Online Counselling Skills and Training (2009)
UKCP registered (2008)
MA Integrative Arts Psychotherapist (2007)
Advanced Social Work (Tavistock Clinic) (1993)
Certificate in Social Work Training (1988)
BSc Behavioural Sciences (Psychology) (1984)
Currently I have a private counselling, psychotherapy and supervision practice, and work, as a therapist, in a local University.
Since training as a psychotherapist I have worked within several different Further Education and Higher Education establishments offering counselling and psychotherapy to students and staff. Much of my work has encompassed supporting clients who are experiencing transitions and changes in their lives together with the concomitant difficulties that can arise at these times and moments.
I worked as a therapeutic childcare Social Worker, within various different Local Authorities and also independently, before training as a psychotherapist and counsellor.
My psychotherapy training came from a humanistic approach. This means I hold a core belief that we have the capacity to heal ourselves, whatever that may mean for us, and therapy offers an opportunity to do this.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Attachment disorder
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Panic disorder
Individual counselling - £45-50 per hour
Couples counselling - £50 per hour
Supervision - £45 per hour
Group supervision - £60 per hour
Some concessions are available for those on low income and trainees.
I offer clinical supervision to counsellors and psychotherapists. This can be one to one or in a small group (generally two-three persons). I have been supervising and mentoring counsellors and psychotherapists and trainees for a number of years. I hold a certificate of supervision.
I see supervision as a collaborative process between the counsellor/therapist and supervisor to facilitate and promote safe, ethically sound and creative clinical practice. My supervision is placed within a humanistic and psychodynamic framework. Where appropriate, and useful, the supervision process can include the use of art materials and image.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|