Elaine Hervey Accredited Member MBACP Accred.
The Consulting Rooms
The Connal Building
34 West George Street
My interest in therapy started, seventeen years ago, when I moved to Singapore with my family, including two small children. To try and learn more about the country and culture, and feel at home, I started working as a volunteer play therapist in a children’s hospital. Supporting anxious children and parents led to a desire to work in the field and I undertook a professional qualification in person-centred counselling.
Along with my studies, I worked on a crisis support-line for young people, and in an international school, as a counsellor. There I learned the specialised skill of brief, solution-focussed therapy – understanding what works for each client and working together to find resolutions and different ways of being.
Now back in Scotland, I have worked in volunteer, private and organisational settings. I have completed post-graduate training in working psychodynamically. The psychodynamic approach recognises and values the connections between a person’s inner and outer experience, and the significance of the past in relation to the present. It also acknowledges the therapeutic potential of the relationship between client and counsellor.
I believe my experience in working with people, understanding their values and cultures and the relationships that they are in, all help in building a strong therapeutic relationship, and working towards helping you find answers.
Having extensive training in person-centred, solution-focused and psychodynamic therapies, I am able to identify what works in relation to specific client needs.
As an experienced Accredited BACP counsellor, my client work has been assessed as meeting a higher standard of competency and ethical practice
I understand that counselling in an investment in yourself, and I am committed to your emotional wellbeing whilst appreciating time and other potential constraints.
I bring my experience, at home and abroad and a strong appreciation of the uniqueness of the individual to the work with all my clients.
I offer counselling within the framework of:
I follow and am regulated by the codes of professional conduct and ethical standards of these professional organisations. I also attend fortnightly clinical supervision to support my practice. I am committed to a programme of ongoing Continued Professional Development.
Some of the issues I work with:
- Panic Attacks
- Work-related stress
- Trauma and abuse
- Communication difficulties
- Self-esteem and confidence
Training, qualifications & experience
2006 Diploma in Counselling
2013 Post-graduate Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling and Therapeutic Practice
MBACP Accred. : Accredited Member
Extensive counselling experience in various settings, including Employee Assistance Programmes for several charity organisations.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Relationship problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
If you would like to make a booking please send me an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or call / text on 07880 796873
Sessions are held once a week for 50 minutes per consultation. Together we would review progress after 6 sessions.
Sessions can be booked within business hours, as well as selected evenings and Saturday appointments.
Face to Face individual counselling £45.
Telephone Counselling £35
Skype Counselling £35
Student/unwaged fee £35.
If you need to cancel an appointment, 24 hours notice is required. If you are unable to provide this notice then the session will be charged in full.
What is Counselling?
Counselling offers the opportunity to work through your difficulties with a trained listener. The counsellor will offer support and understanding, challenge and insight, to enable you to begin to understand your situation and resolve any conflict
I work from a psychodynamic perspective. This modality uses the client/therapist interaction to make sense of the client's experience. In a safe, non-judgemental and supportive setting, the aim of the therapy is to move towards an inner self-awareness, personal change and development.
Clients can call or email, have a short discussion about what is going on for them, what counselling could help with, and arrange an initial appointment.
After that initial appointment, clients can decide if counselling is for them, and the counsellor and client work together to decide the best way forward for them.
Counselling sessions are offered usually once a week, for a period of fifty minutes.
Maps & Directions
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