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BA (Hons) Counselling & Psychotherapy MBACP

About me

Experienced Counsellor & Psychotherapist providing professional support with a down to earth common sense approach. 

My areas of professional interest include; abuse (child, domestic, emotional, psychological, physical, sexual, neglect, from male or female perpetrators) depression, relationships, loss and trauma.

My passion is personal growth, I thoroughly enjoy sharing information that I wish was taught at school. How different our lives and society would be if we understood healthy relationship dynamics, the grieving process and the underpinnings of being a healthy adult. I love empowering my clients with knowledge, self-awareness and confidence. It’s an honour and a privilege to be part of their personal journeys.  

I gained experience in general counselling within GP surgeries and NHS clinics. I worked for Cruse Bereavement as referrals coordinator and bereavement counsellor. ​​I also provide counselling to Prison Officers as part of their wellbeing provision. 

My clients are of all genders age 18 and above, presenting with an array of different diagnoses and life issues, including those wanting to maintain a general sense of wellbeing. 

I know how daunting seeking support can be, as well as wanting to feel at ease with me. So, it is important to me that you receive a warm welcome and feel understood during your sessions. My approach is practical, flexible and tailored to your needs. Our work together is a collaboration. We will mutually agree the therapy focus, pace and session frequency. 

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

I look forward to meeting you.

With warm wishes
Eliese

Training, qualifications & experience

Qualifications

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

Training

  • 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

BACP

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

Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Fees

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.

When I work

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, Southam, Warwickshire, CV47 0EA

Complimentary Health Care Centre, 7 Bishops Court, Daventry, Northamptonshire, NN11 4NP

Type of session

In person
Phone

Types of client

Adults
Older adults

Key details

Therapy rooms are upstairs in Southam and Daventry.