Elaine Bond

Elaine Bond


0115 9050123 / 07769 152 951

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0115 9050123 / 07769 152 951

About me

Break free Therapy For Adults and Children

Life often throws us a curve ball, something painful, unexpected, frightening or devastating. We all have coping strategies and sometimes they can be unhealthy ones. What happens when they don't work or they become too destructive or unmanageable? We can feel pain, fear, anxiety or depression and if we ‘carry on regardless’ we feel worse and our mental health suffers. So, we increase our coping strategies, we hurt ourselves or others and we feel life is out of control. If we still ignore our needs, we head towards dangerous territory and we find ourselves in crisis.

Working together

How we work together is something we agree on our first session. We work to stabilize the crisis situation you find yourself in. I work in two ways, short-term therapy focused on one specific area or we work longer-term and cover all bases. The choice is yours!

I spent several years in therapy because I believe in the power of therapy (you would not recognize the person I was) but also, how can I hold your hand as you go through this process if I have not done it myself?

I believe that we all have choices, we can all change, we can all make meaningful connections with others and we are all ok. I work with you not as an expert but a ‘fellow traveler ‘on your journey to feeling good again. As humanistic therapist, I look at childhood patterns, your life story (told by you for you) and how all these effects the present. There is no judgement in our sessions but there will be openness, honesty and confidentiality. Our relationship & connection will reflect how relationships work in the outside world for you.

Therapy sessions with me are warm and empathic, allowing you to be free to express yourself in the way you want to. I use creativity, colour, music, literature, media and laughter to help with exploration of areas that maybe difficult to verbalize. By observation, challenge and joint investigation of meaning we can open new areas of growth, change and choice for you.

Each client brings something new to therapy and I treat everyone as an individual as I know one size does not fit all. I learn from every client’s experiences and I am not a blank screen, I won’t simply repeat back what I hear, if something you say affects me, and it’s appropriate I will share my emotions with you.

Who I work with

I work with both adults and children in a similar way and I work closely with other agencies if needed and am a fully trained & DBS checked Safeguarding designate.

What to expect

You can contact me for a free 15-minute consultation session by telephone and we can talk about what you want to achieve and how you feel about counselling. There will be no pressure just an open and non-judgmental conversation. I will be completely honest with you and if I feel I can’t help you I will let you know and help you find someone who can.

In our first session, we will discuss confidentiality and agree our boundaries. Then we will start to talk about issues at your pace and get to know each other and building trust. But if you have an overwhelming urge to let out your feelings in that first session we will go with that.

I run sessions from a quiet peaceful location in Gedling that is close to all public transport routes and a 15-minute drive from Nottingham city centre.

I deal with many issues here are just a few, depression including post natal depression & seasonal effective disorder anxiety, generalised anxiety disorder, stress, panic attacks, abuse of all kinds, relationships, family dynamics, divorce, phobias,child related issues, eating disorders, affairs, bereavement, addiction, trauma and PTSD.

So, if any of these issues are affecting you or your children, if you feel stuck, if you have a feeling of dread or unease or something just is not right in your life, contact me on the details below.

About me

I am a UKCP registered psychotherapeutic counsellor. I work for SHE.UK providing therapy survivors of sexual abuse. I have provided mental health and safeguarding support for young people at a local FE college and sports club and I have a private practice in Gedling. I also provide CPD training.

I started my counselling career with Childline and spent over 10 years as a Counsellor and Supervisor with them.

I am a member of the Scarborough Psycho-therapeutic Training Institute; UKCP registered and have regular supervision to ensure I provide a non-oppressive ethically boundaried practice.

Training, qualifications & experience

UKCP registered Psycho-therapeutic Counsellor

Diploma in Counselling Children and Adolescents
Advanced Diploma in Relational (Integrative) Counselling
Diploma in Weight Loss & Nutritional Counselling
NLP Practitioner
Foundation Diploma in Person Centred Counselling

Diploma in CBT

10 years experience as a Counsellor and Supervisor for Childline

Currently working with young people providing support and safeguarding in a major sports club
Over five years experience working with young people with crisis and mental health issues in city centre FE college
Therapist for SHE.org working with male and female survivors of sexual abuse

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited


Accredited register membership

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Bariatric surgery (Pre and Post op)


£40.00 per hour

Please contact me if you want home visits to discuss arrangements

Counselling students of all modalities welcome

Maps & Directions

Nottingham, NG4

Type of session

Online counselling: Yes
Telephone counselling: Yes
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Evenings, Friday all day, Saturday all day

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme