Eleanor Kirkham

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BA, MA, MPhil, QTS, COSRT reg Member
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Hope Valley, Derbyshire, S32
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This professional is available for new clients.

About me

My name is El Kirkham and I am a registered member of the COSRT counselling organisation. I work with individuals, relationships and families. I have worked for Relationship Scotland, CRUSE Bereavement, TalkListenChange, Doncaster College and several secondary schools. I also work as a secondary school teacher and have an in-depth understanding of adolescents and school-related issues e.g school refusal. 

I work from a Systemic and psychodynamic approach which means I look at present contexts and relationships and their impact on individuals as well as past experiences. I work alongside you at your pace. 

I have experience of working with domestic abuse, sex/sexuality, identity, anxiety, depression, attachment, bereavement, relationships, neurodiversity, trauma and abuse. I am passionate about inclusion and diversity and have experience of a wide range of SEN issues and am an advocate of GSERD and other relationship diversities. I also train counsellors at Masters level at Doncaster College which means I am up-to-date with new ideas and techniques.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • MA Contemporary Relationship Therapy: individuals, relationships and families.
  • Level 2 and 3 Counselling skills
  • Mental Health First Aid for Adults
  • Mental Health First Aid for Children
  • University of Derby: Introduction to Child and Adolescent Mental Health
  • BACP: Exploring Suicidal Risk with Clients
  • Relationship Scotland: Assessment and Contracting
  • Anna Freud: Autism – training the trainers: National Autism Training Program.
  • University of Sunderland: GSRD relationship diversities.

Member organisations

College of Sexual and Relationship Therapists (COSRT)

COSRT is the UK’s leading membership organisation for therapists specialising in sexual and relationship issues.

All members must abide by their Code of Ethics and the performance of accredited members is regularly monitored.

Areas of counselling I deal with

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Positive affirmative work with LGBTQIA+ individuals and relationships.


£40.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed
  • Refugees

Additional information

Online fees:

Individuals: £40.00

Relationships: £50.00

Families: £60.00

Face-to-Face: Please add a room fee of £12.00 to the session fee.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Fridays: I am available every other Friday

Hope Valley, Derbyshire, S32

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people (13-17)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

I usually work online but can rent a local office that is accessible if you require face-to-face therapy. Don't hesitate to contact me to discuss any requirements. I am happy to make alterations where possible.

Eleanor Kirkham
Eleanor Kirkham