My name is Elaine and I am a Humanistic Integrative Counsellor who draws from a range of counselling techniques and traditions in order to ensure that my clients benefit from an approach that is designed to meet their individual needs.
I am fully insured and as a member of the BACP, I abide by its code of ethics. If you are using my service for the first time you can expect to find a confidential, safe, non-judgmental space where you can explore any thoughts or feelings that have been causing you emotional pain, confusion or difficulty.
I work closely with each of my clients and will support them in the task of identifying areas of their lives that they would like to change. Together we then explore options and choices. I support my clients to formulate goals and decide on a therapeutic plan to guide them on their journey to greater wellbeing. I will walk alongside you through your anxiety, depression or low moods; together we will explore the cause and get to the root of the problem.
WHAT I LOVE ABOUT BEING A COUNSELLOR
My job as a Counsellor has afforded me the honour and privilege to meet and help so many interesting and wonderful people. Over the years I have seen so many people transform themselves and their lives through self-discovery. To be part of that transformation is priceless to say the least. The work we will do in therapy will not be easy, we will cry, we will laugh and there will be discomfort, but through the discomfort will come growth and change
My counselling approach is mainly influenced by the following:
Person-Centred Therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Psychoanalysis, Solution Focused Approaches, Gestalt, Creative Therapy and Transactional Analysis
Training, qualifications & experience
All qualifications are BACP accredited:
- Advanced Diploma in Humanistic Integrative Counselling
- Diploma in Humanistic Integrative Counselling
- Time Limited Counselling
- Cognitive Behavioural Therapy or 'CBT'
- Psychiatry, Psychopathology & Psychodynamics
- Trauma focused Therapy
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.
Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.
All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).
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Areas of counselling I deal with
£50.00 per session
Concessions offered for
The initial session will be an informal chat to see whether you would like to use my services. There will be no charge for this session
If you decide following our chat to start sessions, my fees will be £50 for 50 minutes.
I currently have slots available on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays between 6pm and 9pm. Please contact me to schedule a time when we can meet that is convenient for you.
My counselling career began in 2010 as a volunteer Counsellor for a registered Charity. I worked closely with young people struggling with addictions, eating disorders, anxiety disorders, self- harm and a number of personal and marital issues. I was also and still am a facilitator for the Marriage Preparation and Marriage Course designed by Holy Trinity Brompton and often undertook couples counselling.
In 2013 I volunteered as a Counsellor for a Mental Health organisation for 4 years. I saw 3 clients per week for 8 sessions. A large proportion of referrals came from the NHS/IAPT. I saw clients with a number of issues ranging from depression, work related issues, stress, marital problems, relationship issues, phobias and a range of disorders. As my time with each client was very limited, I used a time-limited approach which would include a number of psychodynamic interventions and humanistic approaches.
In 2014, I also took on a role at a local College where I counselled staff members who were struggling with a number of issues such us low self-esteem, sickness, stress, relationship issues, financial issues and work related issues. I was able to provide a safe space where members of staff could speak freely about their feelings in a non-judgmental environment. I was praised by the Head of Learning Support for my contribution and the positive feedback received from the service users.