Imogen G. Ellis-Jones
Imogen Ellis-Jones Couples' & Individual Counsellor and Supervisor (Advanced Dip Couns (MBACP). DC Hyp. Lic ASK)
As an experienced Couples' & Individual Counsellor and Supervisor I cover all issues with compassion and empathy in a comfortable setting in Farnham. Additionally I work with children using sandplay which helps to uncover hidden issues arising at home or at school. I offer an initial free phone consultation where we will chat briefly about your situation and then, on our first appointment, we will discuss setting up a 6 session contract which can be extended should we feel it necessary.
Couples/Relationship Counselling :-
All of us go through ups and downs in our relationships and, from time to time, we can become stuck in our patterns of communicating with each other. Perhaps we feel under fire from criticism or maybe we struggle to get our point across for fear of being misunderstood. Whatever the problem I will help you to look at your communication skills and work out different ways of dealing with your difficulties – perhaps you both want the same thing but are speaking different languages ! By understanding just why you are struggling it is often possible to work towards a more positive outcome or, if not, a more bearable ending.
All relationships go through difficult times but it is how we manage those times that makes the difference between staying together and parting. If any of the below situations sound familiar then Couples’ Counselling (also known as Marriage Counselling or Relationship Counselling) can help you achieve a positive outcome and restore the missing link in your relationship.
Are you frightened of bringing up a sensitive subject with your partner?
Does it seem as though your partner isn't listening?
Your conversations seem to just go round and round in circles.
You have only been talking a short while but suddenly you are both in the middle of a shouting match.
You feel more frustrated at the end of a conversation than the beginning.
One of you can't stop crying and the other disappears in a huff.
Couples’ Relationship Counselling will help both of you to understand the nature of your problems. We will improve your communication skills and find effective ways of discussing and dealing with your difficulties and differences.
By understanding why you are struggling it is often possible to produce a more positive outcome or at least a more amicable ending.
What if my partner doesn't want to come with me?
Ideally a couple should come to counselling together but, if your partner refuses, I can still help you to improve the situation on your own. We will take time to sort through your feelings and this will help you to make a positive impact on your relationship and communication. This could result in your partner wanting to join you further down the line.
Individual Counselling :
Sometimes when we are feeling low or depressed we need to talk but may not feel that sharing personal thoughts with friends or family is appropriate. Perhaps we do not feel ‘heard’ by our loved ones or maybe they haven’t the time to listen.
Can you imagine, I wonder, how it would feel to be able to talk, without fear of being judged, to someone who will listen and empathise for as long as is necessary until you feel you have control over the problem in hand? A skilled Counsellor will help you to improve communication, resolve a crisis and deal with negative behavioural patterns by listening and talking in confidence as you work through the problem.
Some of the many issues I work with :-
Relationships Marriage crises Domestic Violence Sexual problems Alcohol Abuse Weight loss Bereavement Confidence/Anxiety/Phobias
Transactional Analysis Gestalt Psychodynamic Person Centred
Types of Clients :-
Couples and Individuals, Children & Adolescents
Training, qualifications & experience
Advanced Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling (Farnborough College) Diploma in Couples Counselling (Chichester College) Advanced Certificate in Clinical and Strategic Hypnosis (BST Foundation for Clinical Hypnosis in London) I am a member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy and the National Register of Advanced Hypnotherapists and abide by their Code of Ethics. I am a Licentiate of the Association of Systematic Kinesiology and have undergone further extensive training in Applied Kinesiology at London and Oxford Universities. I also work alongside a team of solicitors and mediators who have recently formed a collaborative law group in Farnham in order to help clients come to agreement without going to court.
I am presently training to be a Supervisor and will complete in June 2019.
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
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I am an integrative counsellor using all models depending on the issues raised by the client. Transactional Analysis, Psychodynamic, CBT and Person Centred are used most frequently.
I specialise in relationship issues, couple counselling and individual counselling on a one to one basis. I am also a counselling supervisor.
- Behavioural therapy
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Cognitive therapy
- Couples counselling
- Existential therapy
- Family/systemic therapy
- Gestalt therapy
- Humanistic therapies
- Person-centred therapy
- Play therapy
£ 50 per hour - individual counselling
£ 75 per 1.5 hrs couples counselling
£ 50 per hour cliical hypnotherapy
£50 per hour supervision
- Also registered with Hypnotherapy Directory
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
8am - 8pm Monday to Friday and some Saturday/Sundays
Types of client
Supervision & training
I am currently training as a Supervisor and therefore offer half rates to supervisees until June 2019 when I will be fully qualified.