Audrey Elliot

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Belford, Northumberland, NE70
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me


I offer counselling from a person-centred perspective, that is from the belief that all people inherently have the wisdom and inner resources to make the right choices and come to a place of healing if only they are given the right nurturing, honest, empathic and accepting conditions.

There are many reasons that someone may seek counselling. It may be that there are current circumstances in life that are confusing, overwhelming and distressing that need to be talked through and made sense of. Sometimes we can be overwhelmed by distressing feelings and have little or no idea as to why. For some perhaps there are traumatic or distressing events from the past that are difficult to forget and let go of. Others may wish to explore more broadly the meaning and direction of their life. Occasionally someone may be told by people close to them that they should seek counselling without really knowing why themselves. Whatever your situation, it is my intention to give you that supportive and confidential space to explore the issue that brings you to counselling in a way that is honest, warm. accepting and guided by your needs and way of being.

I would describe myself as someone that has a deep interest in the spiritual side of what it means to be human and so this is a way of being that I am open to exploring with you if this has meaning and relevance for you. It may be that you simply wish to explore pragmatic ways of overcoming the difficulties you find yourself in. Whatever your perspective, I hope to enable you to stand with confidence in your own truth so that you may find the way of being in the world that is right for you. In doing so I may gently challenge your current perceptions, or suggest resources or reading materials that I think might be helpful to you.

In counselling, the relationship is key. It is important to find a counsellor who you feel you can connect and feel comfortable with. For this reason, I offer a no cost or commitment consultation, by phone or zoom, of up to 30 minutes so that you can describe what brings you to counselling, assess whether you feel you would be comfortable working with me and we can decide the best way forward for you.

I am also a certified Silent Counselling therapist. This is a form of rapid energy release therapy using the body's energy meridians. It can be very effective for overcoming specific fears, phobias, traumas and 'stuck' negative emotional states.

Please have a look at my website for more information about my background and how I work.

"When the other person is hurting, confused, troubled, anxious, alienated, terrified; or when he or she is doubtful of self-worth, uncertain as to identity, then understanding is called for. The gentle and sensitive companionship of an empathic stance… provides illumination and healing. In such situations, deep understanding is, I believe, the most precious gift one can give to another." ~ Carl Rogers

Training, qualifications & experience

  • MA (Hons) Psychology
  • MSc Educational Psychology
  • Diploma in Counselling
  • Certified Online Therapist
  • Silent Counselling Practitioner

Please see the website for further biographical information and experience.

Member organisations

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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£50.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Additional information

£50 per hour

Silent Counselling £100 initial session. Additional sessions at the pro rata rate of £50/hour

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Lucker, Belford, Northumberland, NE70

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people (13-17)
Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

Key details

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Audrey Elliot
Audrey Elliot