Elaine Seaman

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Integrative Counseller Registered MBACP
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Ipswich, IP5
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

Are you are looking for a calm and caring counsellor who will help you to find within you the best answer for your problem? I am someone who will listen empathically, accept you as an individual in a safe and non-judgmental way, and sensitively support you to explore issues that are worrying you.

I am a fully qualified integrative counseller and trauma therapist located in Ipswich working in person or online.  My therapy room is well served by public transport, and car parking is available.  
I offer short and long-term therapy, each session lasting

50-60 minutes with a fee of £50

I view counselling as a partnership, and can work with you on anything that maybe troubling you, whether it be related to your past, present or future. This might include issues such as; anxiety, a traumatic experience, relationship breakdown, the affects of depression, low self esteem, abuse, domestic violence, bereavement, addiction, stress, or family issues.

If this is your first experience of counselling we can explore any concerns you may have early on to help put you at ease so you can begin to feel the benefits of counselling quickly; these can include a reduction in stress levels, having a better understanding of thoughts and feelings, improved communication, feeling better in yourself, improved physical health and a sense of optimism.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am an experienced counseller, and work in an integrative way, trained in number of approaches, including Psychodynamic, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Attachment Theory and humanistic therapies including Person-Centred, Transactional Analysis (TA), and Existentialism. My practice is supported by a diploma in Trauma Therapy and this provides further therapeutic interventions that can relieve the affects associated with single or multiple traumatic events including; developmental trauma, PTSD, Complex PTSD, Emotionally Unstable Personality Disorder, ( previously known as Borderline Personality Disorder), and anxiety disorders.

Of particular interest in my practice is;
- what motivates people;
- working with the affects of the past on the present;
- encouraging self-development, personal growth and responsibility

I previously worked for 7 years with a local charity that supports families affected by addiction. 

I attend regular supervision that evaluates my practice. I keep abreast of new thinking through participation at Continuous Professional Development (CPD) events and add new skills through further training.

I am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP), and abide by their code of ethics,

Our ethics are based on values, principles and personal moral qualities that underpin and inform the interpretation and application of Our commitment to clients and Good practice.’ www.BACP.co.uk

More details about these can be accessed from the link below.


Member organisations

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

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£50.00 per session
Free initial in-person, telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

I am able to offer short or long-term therapy. Each session lasts 50 to 60 minutes and costs £50

You can contact me on 07544 260343 or if you prefer, by email - counselling@elaineseaman.com

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Some availability on: Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays

Further information

Some areas I have worked with include;

-       Abuse (including sexual, emotional and physical)

-       Addiction (in particular drugs and alcohol)

-       Anger management

-       Anxiety

-       Bereavement / loss

-       Body image

-       Borderline personality disorder

-       Depression

-       Domestic violence (from both male & female perspectives) 

-       Feelings of low self esteem, low self confidence

-       Health

-       Jealously / obsessions

-       Low mood

-       Lack of motivation

-       OCD

-       Panic attacks 

-       Relationship and family difficulties

-       Sleeping difficulty

-       Self-harm

-       Sexual abuse (childhood and adult)

-       Stress, including work related stress

-       Trauma

-       Women’s issues

-       Working with young people

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

Key details

DBS check

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Wheelchair user access
Wheelchair user access

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You can contact the Counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

My therapy room is on the ground floor with good access.

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Elaine Seaman
Elaine Seaman