Elaine Brown BSc (Hons) Dip.Couns Reg. BACP

Elaine Brown  BSc (Hons)  Dip.Couns   Reg. BACP

Golf Road Centre
28 Golf Road
Deal
Kent
CT14 6PY

07981 261526

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About me

Hello

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

Qualifications

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

Anxiety

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

LGBTQ+ Awareness/Knowledge

Mental Health Awareness

Military Mindset Training

Narrative Therapy

Relationships & Mental Health

Safeguarding/De-escalation and Boundaries

Sexual Violence and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

Trauma

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.

Theoretical Perspectives

  • 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

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

BACP
NCS

Accredited register membership

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.

Fees

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.

Further information

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

Deal, CT14 6PY

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: No
Face to face counselling: Yes
Home visits: No

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None

Accessibility

Accessibility information
Wheelchair access: Yes

Ideally placed for free and disabled parking.

Availability

Friday late afternoon and early evening.

Possible other options available.

Contact me for further information.

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Couples