About me

As an experienced Person Centred Counsellor & Psychotherapist I provide professional support that is tailored to suit your individual needs and circumstances, enabling change in the most valuable way possible.

It's when our thoughts, feelings and behavior cause distress, become self-defeating or we struggle to make sense of them that counselling may be beneficial.

It gives you time to reflect on what is happening in your life and feel really listened to, understood and accepted.

I believe in a friendly, non-clinical approach to counselling. Together, we can talk through what is troubling you and explore the way ahead, in a supportive environment. Our work together develops greater understanding and awareness of your situation, yourself and your relationships and considers alternative, more effective ways of doing things. This enables you to make the necessary changes you want and need to move forward with your life.

I’ve worked therapeutically with adult clients to overcome a wide range of life experience including; relationship issues, anxiety, depression, childhood abuse, as well as bereavement and loss.

I understand it might feel overwhelming or scary to even think about getting some support.  It's natural, and your first positive step forward.

Counselling works best when the relationship between therapist and client is strong, so it's important to find the right therapist for you. The best way to learn more about me and my approach is to visit my website www.pinetreecounsellingherapy.co.uk

I look forward to working with you.

With warm wishes

Training, qualifications & experience


BA (Hons) Person Centred Counselling and Psychotherapy (University of Warwick)


  • A child's View (Cruse Bereavement Care)
  • Addiction, Trauma & Adverse Childhood Experiences (Psychotherapy Excellence)
  • Awareness in Bereavement Care (Cruse Bereavement Care)
  • Bereavement in the Armed Forces (Cruse Bereavement Care)
  • Counselling and Psychotherapy with Clients who have been Abused (University of Warwick)
  • Counselling and Psychotherapy with Clients who have Psychological Disorders and Mental Health Issues (University of Warwick)
  • Counselling and Psychotherapy with Clients who Misuse Drugs and Alcohol (University of Warwick)
  • Counselling Suicidal Clients (Dr. Andrew Reeves)
  • A child's View (Cruse Bereavement Care)
  • Creative Approaches to working with clients in Person-Centred Counselling and Psychotherapy (University of Warwick)
  • Effective Brief Psychotherapy (Human Givens College)
  • Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR) Part 1&2 (Richman EMDR Training)
  • Men and Therapy – Key approaches to working with Men (Psychotherapy Excellence)
  • Personal Aspects of Attachment Theory (Sir Richard Bowlby)
  • Post Traumatic Growth (Prof Stephen Joseph)
  • Recognising and Responding to Personality disorder (Coventry & Warwickshire Partnership NHS Trust)
  • Stress and Mental Health (Human Givens College)
  • Sudden and Traumatic Death (Cruse Bereavement Care)
  • Effective Brief Psychotherapy (Human Givens College)
  • Supporting the Military Family (Cruse Bereavement Care)
  • Tackling FGM within Mental Health Services (Department of Health)
  • Telephone Counselling (Cruse Bereavement Care)
  • Trauma Healing: Transforming Developmental Trauma into Integration and Resiliency (Psychotherapy Excellence)
  • Trauma, Memory and the Restoration of One's Self (Psychotherapy Excellence)
  • Working with Anxiety (Sharon Hinsull)
  • Working with Shame (Christine Sanderson)

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

Individual face to face counselling fees are £45.00 per session.

Telephone counselling fees are £40.00 per session.

​Payment can be made either by cash, cheque, paypal or BACS at the end of each session.

Duration of all sessions = 60 minutes.

All sessions are by appointment only.

Format: Short term and long term.

Clientele: Adults 18+ years.


Daytime and evening sessions available

Further information

Registered member of British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) (052806)

All my work is Clinically supervised by a Accredited Supervisor in in accordance to BACP requirements.

I hold Professional indemnity insurance.

I attend ongoing continual professional and personal development training on a regular basis.

Southam Wellbeing Clinic
74B Coventry Street
CV47 0EA

Patt Stock Complimentary Health Care Centre
7 Bishops Court
NN11 4NP

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Older adults

Key details

Therapy rooms are upstairs in Southam and Daventry.

Eliese Ritchie

Eliese Ritchie