Elaine Seaman - Integrative Counseller Registered MBACP
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 centrally located in Ipswich working from premises that are well served by public transport, close to two car parks, with some free parking close by. I offer short and long-term therapy, each session lasting
50 -60 minutes with a fee of £40.
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; a traumatic experience, relationship breakdown, the affects of depression, low self esteem, abuse, anxiety, 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, 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
Outside of private practice, I am a counseller 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.
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Some areas I have worked with include;
- Abuse (including sexual, emotional and physical)
- Addiction (in particular drugs and alcohol)
- Anger management
- Bereavement / loss
- Body image
- Borderline personality disorder
- Domestic violence
- Feelings of low self esteem, low self confidence
- Jealously / obsessions
- Low mood
- Lack of motivation
- Relationship and family difficulties
- Sleeping difficulty
- Sexual abuse (childhood and adult)
- Stress, including work related stress
- Women’s issues
- Working with young people