About me

***Unfortunately, I am not taking on new clients at this time. Please do still get in touch if you'd like to discuss a wait list or for any recommendations***

Sometimes we find ourselves at a loss on how to move forwards. Maybe we've got stuck in a rut or experienced something which has thrown us, or perhaps we're not entirely sure why we're feeling the way we are. Whatever the reason, counselling can be a way to talk through these issues (even if you're not sure what they are yet).

I offer a safe and empathic space to work with adults or children in one-to-one counselling either at Wickham Market or Albany Villa in Melton. Free from judgment, we will work together to explore what you want or need your life to be, how to get there and where the origins of your problems or hindrances may lay.

Each and every one of us is unique and has our own story and only by listening to that and offering a therapeutic space for exploration can I help you on your way to clarity, change or solutions that you come up with. As I don't offer CBT, I tend not to give you homework and I also don't offer you suggestions on how to change. I'm not an expert on you; you are. But together we can go about making changes you want in order to progress.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
  • Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Studies
  • Place2Be Level 2 Award in Counselling Skills for Working with Children
  • Training through Place2Be in a primary school
  • Current volunteer counsellor with Suffolk Mind
  • 4YP school counsellor

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.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.


Additional information

£40 per session (50 minutes)

Initial consultations are £20 and last 30 minutes


***COVID19*** I am currently only seeing clients via Zoom/Doxy (video platforms) or over telephone.

Appointments are generally available between 9.30am and 3pm Monday to Friday.

Wickham Market Community Rooms
Chapel Lane
Wickham Market
IP13 0SB

Albany Villa
Melton Road
IP12 1NZ

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults

Key details

Wheelchair user access

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.

There is no wheelchair access at Albany Villa in Melton

Ellie Rudge-Buchanan

Ellie Rudge-Buchanan