Hello, my name is Elaine Thelier and I offer therapeutic counselling for individuals.
Times of crisis may sometimes present us with opportunities to change, to grow; to examine what's working for us and what isn't. I will work with you to understand and explore your current difficulties and help you find ways of being that will enable you to have a positive and healthier approach to your life.
I have a person-centred approach and use transactional analysis (TA) as a working tool. TA explores patterns of thoughts, feelings and behaviour that may not be useful to us.
I offer the possibility of going outdoors for a 'walk and talk' style or nature based counselling session. Being outdoors in a natural environment may help you explore your feelings and thoughts more easily than in a room-based counselling situation.
I offer psycho-therapeutic counselling, which is counselling at a deeper level, to address longstanding and/or complex issues. This approach will enable you to bring awareness, clarity and understanding to your life.
I am spiritually minded, in a non-religious way, and offer sensitive, non-judgemental sessions to help you find inner connection and explore life from a different perspective.
I am a life-long journal writer and offer this as a tool to help you gain clarity, awareness and understanding
In addition to one to one counselling I am experienced in psycho-educational group work focusing on nature-based therapy, use of a reflective journal for personal growth, creativity and spiritual practice to support health and well-being.
Training, qualifications & experience
Certificate in Therapeutic Counselling
Certificate in Outdoor Therapy
MA Spiritual Practice
B.Ed Hons Art and Education
Qualified Gym Instructor
Training in Compassion Focused Therapy, Youth Mental First Aid, Natural Reflections -Taking TA Outdoors, Risk Assessment
I have worked in outdoor settings for over 10 years and co-founded 'Growing Works', a charity and social enterprise, offering outdoor activities in West Yorkshire.
I have volunteered with the Womencentre, Huddersfield for almost 10 years as a counsellor and outdoor practitioner.
I work term-time at the University of Huddersfield in student guidance.
I undertake on-going professional development to ensure I continue to build my knowledge and understanding
I have regular supervision with a qualified supervisor to ensure I work appropriately and to a high standard.
I have Professional Civil Liability insurance, am a member of BACP and abide by their code of ethics framework.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Hearing voices
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship issues
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex problems
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Whilst I work with individuals of all ages regardless of sexuality, culture, race, and ethnicity, I also have a particular interest in
- People who want to go outdoors for their therapy
- People dealing with loss and bereavement
- People experiencing spiritual crisis
- People experiencing loss of meaning
Sessions £40 indoors and outdoors. Longer sessions for outdoors can be negotiated.
You do not have to be 'super fit', used to walking or even the outdoors to have an outdoor session, we can go at your own pace.
Confidentiality and safety are maintained at all times.
There are a number of short easy walks near where I live which are safe and relatively accessible.
We can meet indoors or outdoors for the first session and you can decide if this approach is right for you.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
I currently have late afternoon and early evening appointments available