Eleanor Downton (Dip.Couns. S.A.C. Dip.CBT MBACP)

Eleanor Downton (Dip.Couns. S.A.C. Dip.CBT MBACP)

Vale Of Glamorgan

07956 766858 / 07956 766858

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Vale Of Glamorgan

07956 766858 / 07956 766858

About me

Are you struggling with an issue at the moment?  Or maybe you have struggled all your life?    Stress or anxiety in any area of your life can sometimes  be caused by an underlying issue that you may not even be aware of.  You will be surprised at the difference it can make when you understand what's going on for you.

Based in Rhoose. Just outside Barry,  I offer a bright confidential counselling room with private parking.

  • Using a combination of CBT, Person Centred Counselling, NLP Coaching and Solution Focused Therapy - to enable you to have a better understanding of what is causing the stress and anxiety which is affecting your life.
  • Identifying triggers can enable you to make changes, gain confidence and achieve your goals.
  • Flexible appointments worked around your commitments.
  • You will experience positive results within 4 - 6 sessions.
  • We work at your pace, no pressure.

Sometimes you just can't cope with what's going on in your life at the moment and you need a little help and clarity with regard to a situation.

Or maybe you just feel it's time to 'get your life sorted.

Understand what's going wrong - and how to put it right.

I am a fully qualified counsellor and Member of the BACP ACCREDITED REGISTER OF COUNSELLORS AND PSYCHOTHERAPISTS.

You can't change what life throws at you - but you can change how you deal with it.  You will be surprised how easy it can be!

I will never judge you - or advise you.  Just allow you to explore what is going on for you. What options you have available - how they could affect you and those around you. Give you space to think things through. No pressure - just time - for you.

In just a few sessions - you will have a better understanding of what's going on - and make changes that can transform your life.

It takes courage to take that first step and make an appointment. But this is the first step to a new you. In our first session I will explain more about how we will work together but you are under no obligation to continue if you feel that counselling is not for you.

If you wish to continue - then we work at your pace - with appointments convenient to you.

An opportunity for change - and life skills to help you - forever!

Whether you are struggling with an issue at the moment - or you have struggled all your life.  It's never too late to seek help.

It may seem trivial to you - or you may be overwhelmed by something you just can't deal with.  Its amazing how different the world can be - once you decide to take control of your life.

Here is a brief overview of some of the issues I deal with - for further information please do not hesitate to contact me or visit my website www.Downton Counselling - Set Yourself Free



This can come in many forms - sometimes about an issue - or in some cases General Anxiety with regard to everything.  In counselling you can learn the triggers that cause the anxiety and find ways to deal with it.
At the moment Anxiety is controlling you - but you can learn to control the anxiety!


Positive stress is good for you and is part of normal life. But when you feel stressed for no reason - this can destroy your life. Learning  and understanding the triggers allow you to deal differently.  You become in control, not the stress! You will be free!


There are times in all our lives when most of us suffer from depression.  This can be crippling and leave you feeling isolated.  Counselling can help you understand what is going on for you.  Help you make small changes that lift the depression.  Some people have depression all their lives - but this can be managed.  You are not alone - but you may feel you are.  Counselling can help you identify negative thoughts and behaviours - and enable you to take control of your life.

Panic Attacks

These can be terrifying - and prevent you from moving up in your career - or just dealing with life.  Using elements of NLP Coaching, (Neuro Linguistic Programming) you can stop the panic attack happening.  You will be in control - not the panic attack!   You can learn how to boost your confidence and be who you want to be.

- (sexual, mental or physical) can have a devastating effect on someone's life. You learn ways of coping but sometimes these coping mechanisms affect your life in such a way that you can't live it. Counselling can help you deal with all that you are going through. Build your self-esteem and give you your life back.
Loss - (bereavement, job, relationship or other)

Can leave you feeling that life has no purpose anymore. But you can rebuild your life. You just need to learn how.

Low Self Esteem
Sometimes events in the past, a remark someone made, or the situation you are in – can all affect your self-esteem leaving you lacking the confidence to live your life as you would like.  A combination of counselling and coaching can not only improve your self-esteem – but give you the tools to deal with such issues in the future.

Self harm - is a coping mechanism. It is nothing to be,ashamed of - it's your way of dealing with something you are struggling with. It can be upsetting and isolating and impact on all areas of you life. Counselling offers a safe, confidential space to get explore what is going on for you. You will not be judged in any way, just helped to move on with your life.

Weight Loss

There is no one right way to look or weigh. The most important thing is to be healthy and like who you are. Diets work for some but not all. If you are struggling to lose weight maybe it's time to change your relationship with food. Exploring the way life affects you may help you change your behaviour, learn to love who you are and start taking control of your life.

Worth a try? How would it feel to like the person you see in the mirror? You deserve to be happy!

Transgender Issues

There are times in our lives when we may be confused with our gender.  It may be a phase you are going through - or all of your life you have felt 'something's not right'.
Counselling gives you a safe, confidential space to explore all aspects of Gender Issues.  Allowing you to explore all the options available to you - and the impact any of these may have on you and others.
We all have the gift of life and deserve to be the person we want to be. You may decide to do nothing - but feel better for just exploring the options available to you - in the strictest confidence.


IF you have experienced such issues you will be aware of the lack of information and understanding for what you have been through or going through. Together we can explore what this means for you as a person. Explore options available. Be You!

BULLYING - can be in school, college or in the workplace. It can destroy you - but you can learn to take control of your life.
Don't suffer in silence. Help is there for you - all you have to do is ask for it.

Whatever it is that's spoiling your life - take a brave step and deal with it. Take control.



Relationship Issues 

When a relationship breaks down for any reason - it is hard to get things back on track.  Couples Counselling does not seek to lay blame - but instead looks at what is going on for you both. I provide a confidential setting in which to explore how small changes can make a difference.   We all want to be loved and accepted, but sometimes we just get things wrong.  In just a few sessions you can both have a better understanding of your relationship.  Sessions are arranged to suit your requirements - as and when you need them.

Whatever your issue  - big or small - counselling can help you to take control of your life.

Please email or call me or, for further details regarding the therapies I use, can be found on my website. www.downtoncounselling.co.uk.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Certificate in Couples Counselling
  • Certificate in Counselling Skills
  • Certificate in Counselling Studies
  • Diploma in Humanistic Existential Counselling
  • Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (Distinction)
  • Diploma in Counselling (Inst. N/H) (Distinction)
  • Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Trained (ASIST)
  • Registered Member of British Association of Counselling & Psychotherapy

I have also worked as a sessional counsellor for Cardiff Mind in both a paid and voluntary capacity.
(Dealing with both GP referrals and self referred clients).

Member organisations


Accredited register membership

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Individual counselling £35 per 1 hour session.

Relationship/Couples Counselling £45.(all sessions)

Students £25 per 1 hour session

I offer a pleasant, counselling room based in Rhoose, Vale of Glamorgan with parking available..

Sessions can be arranged to suit - weekly, fortnightly, monthly. Day or evening.

Further information

If you require any further information please do not hesitate to contact me and I will respond within 24 hours.

You can e-mail me directly, or you can call or text on 07956 766858 – please advise a convenient time to call you back  to maintain your confidentiality).

Please email or call me or further details can be found on my website - www.downtoncounselling.co.uk

Maps & Directions

Barry, CF62

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: No
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


I can offer flexible counselling for both daytime and evening appointments where available. Home visits can be arranged subject to initial assessment - at additional charge.

Types of client

Young people
Older adults