Elaine Brown

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Dip.Couns MBACP (Accred)
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Sheringham, Norfolk, NR26
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About me

I am a qualified person-centred counsellor and an Accredited Member of the BACP, MBACP (Accred).

I worked for Wycombe Counselling Service/Bucks Mind for fourteen years. I also worked in the NHS as a nurse for over thirty years and have experience in providing counselling in an NHS setting.

I now have a private practice based in North Norfolk near Sheringham and offer individual counselling and couples counselling.

I have a trauma-informed and autistic-informed practice.

I work with individuals who may present with some of the issues listed, however, some clients seek counselling for simply feeling adrift or unhappy with their lives; you may feel directionless, inauthentic, or want to explore repetitive patterns in your life and explore ways that enhance personal growth.

I also offer couples counselling for couples who want to explore their difficulties and relationship issues. I hope to facilitate improved communication and the healing of ruptures in relationships.

I will endeavour to create a warm, welcoming and facilitative environment.  The core conditions of empathy, unconditional positive regard and congruence underpin my work.

Person-centred counselling is all about the client being self-directing and self-determining.  I will help you explore any issues that may emerge in the counselling and help to facilitate change and gain a new perspective.

For clients who have experienced trauma, I offer psychoeducation, emotional regulation techniques, meditation, breath work and a somatic approach. Working with trauma can be more directive whilst being underpinned by the person-centred approach.

Training, qualifications & experience


  • Level 5 Diploma in Somatic-Informed Trauma Therapy cpcab (2023)
  • Diploma in Person-Centred Counselling - Centra ABC (2001)
  • Advanced Post Diploma Certificate Course - Person-Centred Couples Course - Counselling Workshops and Training LLP (2020)
  • General Certificate in Online Counselling - Academy for Online Counsellors and Psychotherapists (2020)
  • Certificate in Supervision - Psychology Matters (2008)
  • Certificate in Mindfulness for Professionals (2017)
  • CSCT Certificate in Counselling Skills (1998)
  • CSCT Certificate in Counselling Theory (1998)
  • CSCT Combined Certificate in Counselling (1998)

Other training:

  • Autism in the Counselling Room (2021)
  • An Introduction to Autism (2021)
  • Bereavement Counselling (2021)
  • Foundation Certificate in the Clinical Application of Polyvagal Theory in Counselling and Psychotherapy (2021)
  • Working with Trauma Somatically Informed (ongoing)
  • 1 & 2 7407 Teaching Adult Learners (2003)
  • Bereavement Counselling
  • Couples Counselling
  • The Six Core Conditions
  • Critical Incident Debriefing
  • RN (retired)
  • Level 3 First Line Management - Institute of Management & Leadership (2011)

I abide by and adhere to the BACP's Ethical Framework. Please contact the BACP for more information at bacp.co.uk

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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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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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy


£45.00 - £60.00
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

Should you decide to contact me I will offer you an initial appointment for twenty minutes free of charge to see if you would like to work with me.

After that, the sessions will be weekly for one hour. Short-term and long-term counselling are available depending on your own individual needs.

The cost is £45 per 60 minutes for individual face-to-face counselling or online.

The cost is £60 per 60 minutes for couples counselling either face-to-face or online.

I offer face-to-face counselling in a COVID secure environment and video calls via zoom or telephone counselling for those clients who want to access online counselling.

Please give more than 24 hours notice for cancellations.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Weekdays, daytime and evenings

Further information

There is no disabled access but there is a bus service and parking.

Sheringham, Norfolk, NR26

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

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Elaine Brown
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