Elaine Brown BSc (Hons) Dip.Couns Reg. BACP
From my work over the years with Relate, I am very aware that walking through a Counsellor's door and coming to counselling is a very brave decision to make whether as a couple or an individual. It is a journey that can be a difficult and reflective one but hopefully also an exciting and rewarding one. I will support you in your journey with kindness, integrity, and understanding and to ensure you feel supported and safe.
Your mental well-being and safety are of utmost importance to me and I promise that if I do not have the necessary tools or expertise to help you, I will support you in finding more appropriate help and endeavour to support you in the best way possible.
I will listen to you
Social, historical, economical, environmental and political events all impact and shape our lives and whatever your gender, ethnicity, people with seen/or unseen disability, race, sexual identity, spiritual and religious belief or none I will listen to you with understanding and always with respect.
As a Relate Trained Counsellor, I particularly draw on the Systemic and Psychodynamic Theoretical Perspectives but also understand the importance of being client led, listening to the family scripts and narratives, with a person-centred focus. My experience over the years with the many different and unique individuals that I have worked with, supported and cared about, has led me to a greater understanding of the importance and impact of the many systems that affect us throughout our lives. Wherever we live in the world these systems include:
- The family systems and networks of our original care providers whatever form that may be including same sex, extended family, carers, foster or adopted
- Schooling, teachers, the education system
- The working environment
- Current family life and friends that we choose to call family
All of these have a significant effect on our lives, mental health and well-being.
Let's talk about this, it is good to talk, to be able to share your feelings and I will be listening.
Training, qualifications & experience
Relate cpcab Level 5 Diploma in Relationship Counselling
Relate cpcab Level 4 Introduction to Relationship Counselling
Professional Therapeutic Counselling Level 4 ncfe Distinction
BACP Certificate of Proficiency
BSc (Hons) Social Sciences with Geography & Politics
Training and Continual Professional Development
Child Protection & Safeguarding
Couples and Sex Addiction
Domestic Violence & Abuse Awareness & Safety
Domestic Violence Assessment & Intervention
Gender & Sexual Diversity
Impact of Addiction on Families
Internet Online Safety
Mental Health Awareness
Military Mindset Training
Relationships & Mental Health
Safeguarding/De-escalation and Boundaries
Sexual Violence and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
Understanding & Recognising Sex Addiction
Working with Anger & Rage
Working with Grief following sudden and Traumatic Death
Working with Young People in the LGBT+ Community
My Life Experience that has enhanced my role as a Counsellor
I have worked within the Private, Public and Voluntary Sectors during my working career since 1987 supporting many different and unique individuals in many different working spaces and environments. I have always been interested in people and started an Introduction to Counselling Course way back whilst living in Cambridge in 2002 but then circumstances changed which gave me the opportunity to work and volunteer over-seas; based in Basel, Switzerland for 6 years and Texas, USA for 2 years. I am a passionate believer in Life Long Learner and studied as a mature Student with the Open University. I am hoping to study further in the future at Masters Level in understanding the brain more and specifically in neuro-diversity
Returning to the UK in 2013, I embarked on further training and more specifically for my passion to become a fully trained Counsellor back in the UK. I have now worked as a Relate Trained Relationship Counsellor since 2014, having over 2300+ hours working with couples and individuals of all ages and Young People between the ages of 11 and 25.
- Psychodynamic and systemic theoretical perspective and human sexuality relating to relationships.
- Ethical frameworks and practice
- Therapeutic and specialist skills in working with relationship issues and context
- Reflexivity and the use of self
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Behaviour problems
- Career counselling
- Childhood bereavement
- Childhood bullying
- Children’s learning difficulties
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Depression and anxiety in children
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Health anxiety
- Internet addiction
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Panic attacks
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Postnatal depression
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Separation anxiety
- Sex problems
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
LGBT+Q friendly and aware
I will soon be undertaking further training around Telephone and Online Counselling and my intention is to hopefully be able to offer this soon.
Initial Consultation: £40
Please be advised that I will take some basic information and offer you an initial assessment.
This will allow us to explore your concerns and issues together and then decide the best way forward for you at this time.
Individual Counselling: £45
Couple Counselling: £55
The full session fee for cancellations and missed appointments without 24 hours notice will be applied.
I am a Registered Member of BACP and follow their Code of Ethics.
I receive regular clinical supervision.
I am very aware of the importance of Gender Diversity and Inclusion.
I can offer short-term work agree for a certain number of sessions, or an open-ended basis.
I am based in Deal, there is free and disabled parking available.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Friday late afternoon and early evening.
Possible other options available.
Contact me for further information.
Types of client