Ellen Daly, BACP Accredited Counsellor
Thank you for visiting my profile and if you're feeling anxious, low or confused and not sure how to move forward, deciding to have counselling is a really positive step.
I provide a supportive, non-judgemental and confidential space, where problems and upsetting situations can be discussed and explored; to gain understanding, relieve stress and ease emotional pain. We all encounter difficulties in life and sometimes need support and some personal time, away from our normal routine, even if family, friends or work colleagues are trying to help.
I have been a Counsellor for over twenty years and have gained a great deal of valuable experience, working with a wide variety of clients with issues such as anxiety, panic and depression, bereavement, loss and the grief process, relationship problems, work-related stress and family issues.
I am Registered and Accredited by the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy, which means you can be confident that I have extensive experience, qualifications and training in Counselling.
Training, qualifications & experience
Diploma in Counselling (Person Centred)
Post-graduate Diploma in Counselling
Post-graduate Diploma in Counselling Studies
CRUSE training in Bereavement Counselling
Certificate in Person-Centred Expressive Therapy
Certificate in Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction
Diploma in Counselling Supervision
In addition to these qualifications, I regularly attend specialist training courses, workshops, and conferences, as part of my continuing professional development.
Prior to becoming a Counsellor I was in teaching and later taught counselling on a part-time basis. Since qualifying as a Counsellor, I have built up my private practice and also worked in a variety of settings, including NHS, Education, Business and the Voluntary Sector. I currently counsel staff in Education and the NHS, as well as seeing private clients in my practice, based on the outskirts of Standish, near the M6.
I am a Registered and Accredited member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy and adhere to their code of conduct and ethics.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
Initial consultation free - there is no obligation to continue if you do not feel comfortable or have second thoughts about Counselling.
EAP or corporate, please enquire
Counselling students may access reduced rates, which are negotiable.
I also work with clients, who may not have one specific issue as such, but are searching for new directions in their life, or want greater personal or career development and a deeper sense of purpose in their lives. It could be a low-level depressive feeling, a mid-life search for new growth, a spiritual search, philosophical questioning, or simply a wish to feel happier and fulfilled, more of the time.
Mindfulness is a natural and simple type of meditation or self-awareness practice, and has been found extremely effective in managing and reducing anxious or depressive states and is easy to learn.
So many people today have such busy lifestyles, often juggling family/career needs, and they find themselves running on empty and living on automatic pilot. They take little or no time for themselves and gradually, anxious or negative thinking habits can take over. This impacts every aspect of life, from how they feel about themselves, to their relationships, career, health and home life. Mindfulness as a part of counselling, offers an opportunity to remove and manage negative and repetitive thoughts which undermine and create obstacles to a happier life. Mindfulness offers a range of simple relaxation techniques which can be easily incorporated into any lifestyle.
CONFIDENCE building, self-esteem and developing assertiveness skills
PTSD - Physical, mental and emotional trauma from accidents or other traumatic events
HEALTH issues, serious, terminal or chronic illness, chronic pain
CARING for loved ones can be extremely challenging and, I feel strongly that all carers should have access to a wide range of support services, including counselling.
SKYPE counselling sessions available if required.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
I work Monday to Friday, daytime and evenings and if required can offer some weekend appointments
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|
Supervision & training
I am a qualified Counselling Supervisor with over twenty years' counselling experience.