Ellie Herd

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BA (Hons), Prof Dip Couns, Accred NCS, CYPT NCS
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Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, NG12
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

Are you feeling overwhelmed? Confused? Lost as to where to start with finding a counsellor? Hopefully I can help.

Hi, my name is Ellie and I’m a qualified Counsellor and Psychotherapist working in Nottingham. I'm an open, non-judgemental, understanding and friendly person who likes to bring an empathic and trusting approach to sessions, ensuring clients feel safe and comfortable to express themselves and learn more about themselves. I have a lot of experience working with children and young people in a number if different settings including counselling and I work with children to older adults.

How do I work?

I work online, face to face and via telephone for sessions from Cotgrave, Nottingham.

I work from a pluralistic approach which means I am trained in multiple different kinds of therapy including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Person-Centred, psychodynamic, humanistic, play therapy and Gestault to name a few. I get to know each client and their needs and tailor our work together based on what I feel would be most beneficial to them.

I work with children up to adults and older adults.

What can I help with?

There are a number of presenting issues I can assist individuals with including low mood and depression, anxiety, intrusive thoughts, OCD, bereavement and grief, anger and frustration, relationship issues, phobias, self-defeating behaviours, motivation, panic attacks or simply helping someone work their way through a difficult decision, situation or stage in their life.

What training have I had?

I have my levels 2, 3, 4 and 5 (diploma) in psychotherapeutic counselling and have extensive experience also working with children and young people from the age of 5 in a number of settings including counselling. I also have a lot of experience working with children and young people who have extra needs.

How do I help a client to settle into counselling?

I understand how difficult counselling and talking can be sometimes, even trying to find the right counsellor for you can be difficult, I’ve been through the process myself. It can feel daunting coming to counselling, particularly if you haven't been before as you may not be sure of what to expect, so I make sure we discuss what counselling is, what you want to gain from it and ensure you are happy with everything before moving forwards. I will answer any questions or worries you may have so that you feel more at ease about the process.

I feel that the benefit of having a good therapeutic relationship is important, and so to see if we are a good fit, I like to have a quick chat with prospective clients first to ensure you are also happy to proceed.

In order to see if we’re a right fit together, I ensure that we get chance to chat a little bit first and get to know each other and to ensure I understand your needs before you commit to your first session. This will likely be through a quick telephone call so we get a feel for things. After this, sessions would be 50 minutes long and sessions are currently held on Monday and Tuesday evenings.

Training, qualifications & experience

Level 2 Counselling Skills - CPCAB Counselling Training the Midlands

Level 3 Counselling Studies - CPCAB Counselling Training the Midlands

Levels 4 & 5 Professional Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling - Chrysalis

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

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National Counselling & Psychotherapy Society (NCPS)

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In 2013 the NCS register was accredited by the Professional Standards Authority under the Accredited Voluntary Register Scheme. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

National Counselling & Psychotherapy Society
Accredited Register Scheme

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Other areas of counselling I deal with

Extensive experience working with children and young people, also children with extra needs.

I am a member of the National Counselling Society, Counselling Children & Young People official register.

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£50.00 per session

Additional information

£50 per session (50 minutes) online, face to face or via telephone.

Free initial 15 minute phone call to discuss your needs and requirements.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

I put aside Monday and Tuesday evenings for online, face to face and telephone sessions.

Further information

When working face to face, this is via a therapy room in Cotgrave, Nottingham. Unfortunately this space isn't wheelchair accessible however I can also offer online sessions.

Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, NG12

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Children (0-12)
Young people (13-17)
Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

Key details

DBS check

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My premises for face to face sessions are not wheelchair accessible however I can offer online and telephone sessions if this is an option for you.

Online platforms

Microsoft Teams


Ellie Herd
Ellie Herd