Deborah Ellenor, MSc Int Psych, UKCP Registered Psychotherapist
Hello and welcome to my profile.
In view of recent government advice in relation to COVID-19 my sessions from now on are all going to be held online, I have been working in this way through 'Zoom' - a secure platform used by many other therapists - for quite a while now. Many of my clients have found this way of working generally very comfortable and effective and some have found it better than face to face sessions. if you are interested in booking a session but are unsure about this way of working don't hesitate to contact me and if you wish we can have a brief free initial discussion on the phone
There are times in life when we all need some extra help and support to solve a difficult issue, it is my belief that everyone has the capacity and the potential to resolve emotional issues and, as a result, feel empowered and fulfilled.
Below is one of a testimonial written by one of my clients:
“I felt really heard and understood in my sessions with Deborah, that in itself helped me release the blocks that were stopping me from moving forwards"
I am a counsellor and psychotherapist with 15 years experience, this includes 3 years as the clinical manager of a counselling service in GP surgeries in Darlington. I have a Masters degree in Integrative Psychotherapy and I am registered with the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) and the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) I also have a Diploma in Clinical Supervision and have supervised psychotherapists, counsellors and students for over 10 years.
I have worked with hundreds of clients presenting with a whole range of issues including relationship issues, stress, anxiety, low mood, depression, work related issues, trauma, PTSD and gender issues (for a full list see below) I work with teenagers (16 year or older) and adults of all ages including older adults.
I offer a safe and non judgemental therapeutic environment where you'd be able to understand what's going on for you right now and then devise ways to resolve and manage your current concerns. I work in a respectful way being particularly sensitive to your individual needs. I offer a range of approaches from brief focussed (where a more immediate solution is needed) to longer term, more in depth therapy.
My first career was physiotherapy so all in all I have 30 years working one to one in health care. It was whilst working as a physiotherapist that I realised that what I found most rewarding was to help people with their emotional issues so I decided to train in counselling and psychotherapy. I am very pleased I did make that change as this means witnessing people becoming more resilient and more fulfilled and getting what they want from life.
Continuous professional development is a key aspect of my practice and I ensure I keep up to date with recent developments in the field of counselling and psychotherapy including for example the important contributions which neuroscience continues to make to the profession.
I abide by the Codes of Ethics and Practice of the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP). I am committed to my on-going continuous professional development regularly attending courses, workshops and conferences.
My practice is based in a very comfortable and quiet room in my home, near Yarm. I offer daytime, evening and Saturday morning appointments and parking is free.
You are welcome to contact me by email or phone so we can have an initial free 'no obligation' conversation to discuss how I can help.
Training, qualifications & experience
Master of Science in Integrative Psychotherapy
Diploma in Integrative Psychotherapy
Certificate and Diploma in Clinical Supervision
Graduate Diploma in Physiotherapy (Chartered Physiotherapist)
Foundation Diploma in Groupwork Practice
Internal Family Systems Level 1
The Polyvagal Theory - The Transformative Power of Feeling Safe (Dr Stephen Porges)
Treating Trauma Master Series
Intensive trauma treatment (Bessel van der Kolk)
Somatic trauma treatment (Peter Levine)
Every Body Knows workshops to facilitate and incorporate the wisdom of the body in me, the therapist and in the client.
Working towards the resolution of shame (Janina Fisher, Sue Parker Hall)
Mindfulness practices (Dan Siegel)
A series of experiential workshops (Radix) deepening my personal development
Somatic Trauma Therapy with Babette Rothschild: a method of working with trauma devised by one of the experts in the field
EMDR levels 1 and 2, a very effective therapy used for a whole range of issues which is endorsed by NICE (National Institute for Clinical Excellence)
Working with severe depression and suicidal ideation
The whole range of emotional issues including anxiety, panic attacks, phobias, depression, stress, relationship issues, parent-child concerns, attachment issues, bereavement, life stage issues, trauma, post traumatic stress disorder, gender dysphoria, childhood issues, abuse, work related issues, domestic violence, low self worth, confidence issues, self harm, anger management, bullying, gender identity issues, sexuality, pregnancy and birth, career counselling, lack of direction in life.
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.
Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.
All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
UK Council for Psychotherapy
The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) is a leading professional body for the education, training and regulation of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors. Its register is accredited by the government's Professional Standards Authority.
As part of its commitment to protect the public, it works to improve access to psychotherapy, to support and disseminate research, to improve standards and to respond effectively to complaints against its members.
UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
£50 per session (60 minutes),
£55 per session for clinical supervision, £60 for organisations (60 minute sessions)
Daytime and evening appointments available, free parking
Telephone counselling and online counselling sessions available including Skype and Facetime
Contact me by email or phone so we can have a free initial 'no obligation' conversation to discuss how I can help.