Ellie Belfield

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Msc Counselling & Psychotherapy, MBACP Registered
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Sandbach CW11 & Newcastle ST5
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This professional is accepting new clients but may have a waitlist. Please enquire with them directly to discuss availability.

About me

Hi, I'm Ellie, and I offer a confidential space in which to gather your thoughts and find resolve that works for you. 

I take a gentle, client-led approach to counselling whereby together we see what works for you in the therapeutic environment.

We can talk through issues whilst encouraging resolve and growth, helping guide you to your own answers by providing a non-judgemental space for you to breathe, unwind and unpack. 

There is no pressure, no pushing, just listening without judgement.

I approach each client on an individual needs basis. 

I work primarily with listening and intuitive responses - I can challenge you, or simply act as a sounding board. I can offer advice but will never tell you what to do.

I am passionate about helping you find your own individual strengths to become a more independent, robust and confident person who knows how to help themselves. 

What to expect from a counselling session

You might start by explaining a little about what has brought you to counselling or outlining the issue(s) you may be facing and how you would like to be supported, also if that feels too much too soon we can treat it like any first meeting and get to know each other a little before diving into the deep stuff.

I know starting counselling can feel a little intimidating and one-sided at first, so reaching out may be a big first step. I offer telephone consultations for those who may prefer not to use video, and an in-person space for those who might want to get out of the house.

I offer a free get-to-know-eachother chat to talk a little about the issue(s) you may be having, and see whether you may like to continue counselling together.

I also have experience in guided meditations if that is something you might like to work into our practice. I can help with finding purpose and direction in life as well as an outlet for issues you want to explore in a therapeutic environment. 

I look forward to hearing from you,


Training, qualifications & experience

  • Msc Master of Science in Counselling & Psychotherapy - Keele University (Distinction)
  • Couples & Family Therapy Diploma - Centre of Excellence (Distinction)
  • Social Sciences & Counselling Skills Diploma - ARLT Foundation (1st)
  • BA (Hons) in English Literature & Linguistics - University of Manchester

I have worked as a professional Psychotherapist for North Staffs Mind, Talk Listen Change, Sandbach High School and in my own private practice.

Member organisations

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

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Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Being a Mama and Step-Mum myself I am also very open to the topic of parenthood, Motherhood and parenting styles.


£60.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Additional information

Initial telephone 15 minute session is free, there is no obligation to start therapy after that and is just a chance to see if we connect.

Standard individual session £60

Couples counselling £75

Please contact me via email or through my website to book.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Current availability:

Wed 10 - 5pm Sandbach

Thu Flexible

Friday 10 - 2 Newcastle

Sat Flexible

If your preference is not currently selectable please contact me and we can work something out.

Sandbach, Cheshire, CW11

16 Barracks Square, Newcastle, Staffordshire, ST5 1LG

Type of session

In person

Types of client

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

Key details

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Wheelchair user access
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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.

My Newcastle location has an accessible entrance, please specify if this is needed when booking so I can ensure we have the ground floor room, thank you.

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