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Elaine Seaman - Integrative Counseller Registered MBACP

Ipswich, Suffolk, IP1
07544 260343 07544 260343

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 centrally located in Ipswich working exclusively online for the time being and when possible, from premises that are well served by public transport, and free car parking.
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; 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, 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.


Member organisations


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.

Therapies offered

  • Cognitive and behavioural therapies
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Existential therapy
  • Gestalt therapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Psychoanalytical and psychodynamic
  • Psychodynamic therapy
  • Transactional analysis

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I am able to offer short or long-term therapy. Each session lasts 50 minutes and costs £40

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

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

-       Feelings of low self esteem, low self confidence

-       Health

-       Jealously / obsessions

-       Low mood

-       Lack of motivation

-       OCD

-       Panic

-       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
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages None


Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

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.

Wheelchair user access

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


Sessions available on: Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays and some evening appointments.

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Elaine Seaman - Integrative Counseller Registered MBACP

Elaine Seaman - Integrative Counseller Registered MBACP