Elaine Firbank - MBACP

Elaine Firbank - MBACP

Ivy House
Old Gateford Road
S81 8AZ


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Ivy House
Old Gateford Road
S81 8AZ


About me

Are you experiencing difficult feelings such as anger, sadness, shame or hopelessness?  Are you trying to manage negative thoughts, anxiety, depression or low self-esteem?  Maybe you have always had these thoughts and feelings but never really understood why.  Life can often present us with challenges such as bereavement, loss, relationship breakdowns, redundancy and pressures at work. These events can lead to such feelings.  Whatever the circumstances, all of these thoughts and feelings can impact on our ability to enjoy life.

At Your Counselling Space I provide a safe, confidential room where we can explore your thoughts and feelings and work together to face some of those life challenges.  I am a down to earth counsellor who will listen, empathise and be non-judgemental.

Deciding to attend counselling can be a daunting prospect so I offer an initial 30 minutes assessment where you can come and talk to me and we can discuss what you might want to get from counselling.  I will explain what counselling is and what it is not and answer any questions that you might have.  After the initial assessment you can decide if you are ready to start counselling and if I am the right counsellor for you.

Training, qualifications & experience

What you need to know

I am a qualified counsellor with a Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling.  I also hold a Postgraduate Diploma in Human Resource Management which gives me an understanding of work related anxiety, stress and the need for work life balance.

I am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).  Having undertaken a Certificate of Proficiency, I work to their Ethical Framework, which is your assurance that I meet the required standards as a Counsellor.

I work Psychodynamically as my core therapeutic approach, which means we can look at past experiences and how they might be influencing your current situation.  Or we can look at the present issue(s) and work to move forward.

I have worked with client's experiencing or having experienced domestic abuse and trauma, bereavement and loss, anxiety and depression as well as work-related stress.

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Accredited register membership


Initial assessment - 30 minutes - £10.00

Counselling session - 50 minutes - £35.00

I have counselling sessions available at various times on Wednesday's and

Saturday mornings.  Some evening sessions are available.

Further information

Your Counselling Space is situated within Ivy House, Old Gateford Road, Worksop.  The building is used for a variety of wellbeing classes and holistic therapies, which means there is a level of discretion when attending for your counselling session.

Ivy House is situated just a short walk from the A57 at the entrance to the Ashes Park Estate.  If travelling by public transport it is a 2 minute walk from the bus stop close to the junction of Gateford Road and Raymoth Lane.  It is a quiet, secluded location with free parking outside the building.

Maps & Directions

Worksop, S81 8AZ

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Wheelchair access: No


Wednesday - 9.00am - 6.00pm Saturday - 9.00am - 1.00pm Some evenings available

Types of client

Older adults