My name is Elaine and thank you for visiting my profile. I have worked as a complementary therapist for most of my professional life and retrained some years ago as a therapeutic counsellor. I work on a one-to-one basis with adults, children and teenagers, however, I do facilitate group work, particularly groups of teenagers.
My working hours are flexible, daytime, evening and weekends. On your first visit, we will complete a short consultation so that we may establish what your needs are. This first visit is for you to decide if you are comfortable working together.
In my practice, I provide a confidential, non judgemental, safe and warm environment in which you may explore your thoughts and feelings.
Training, qualifications & experience
I hold a level four qualification in Therapeutic Counselling and have worked with a range of client groups, specialising in those with cancer. I am a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy and adhere to their ethical framework, this includes committing to continuing professional development (CPD). I have completed various training modules in trauma and training around adolescent psychology.
I also hold a level four qualification in child psychology and use various aspects of play therapy to work with children.
I am DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) checked and fully insured.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Attachment disorder
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Gender dysphoria
- Hearing voices
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
- Young carers
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Gestalt therapy
- Group therapy
- Humanistic therapies
- Interpersonal therapy
- Person-centred therapy
- Play therapy
- Psychoanalytical and psychodynamic
- Psychodynamic therapy
All my therapy work is charged at £40 per hour. I do offer concessions, particularly to students training to become counsellors.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|