Elen Thomas BA.Hons. Dip. Psychotherapeutic Practice. MNCS (Accredited)
I am a qualified counsellor and psychotherapist offering a private space in my garden studio, where together we can explore whatever brings you to therapy. I recognise that the first steps in counselling are often not easy, so will make sure we go at a pace that suits you; therapy can be short or long term, we can decide this as we go along.
Training, qualifications & experience
I trained in Emotion Focussed Therapy which works on the premise that our emotions guide everything we do. By learning to understand what drives us we are able to change and grow and most importantly, learn what to do when we get ‘stuck'.
Having worked for more than 20 years in the voluntary sector and education, supporting people with their mental health and wellbeing, I have experience of working with a range of issues, from anxiety and depression to bereavement and trauma. I am equally comfortable with young people as with adults as I have worked extensively with both.
Sometimes talking to family and friends is just not enough, and ensuring privacy and confidentiality for my clients is of utmost importance to me.
I draw on a range of theories and practices as I believe different modalities have much to offer and I am always open to learning
‘The more we understand the fabric of our lives, the more we can affect its texture’
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
National Counselling Society
The National Counselling Society
This Not For Profit association of counsellors and psychotherapists aim to support the counselling profession, members and training organisations.
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
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).
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Areas of counselling I deal with
My fees are £40 per session but I am willing to negotiate for students and low clients.