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MBACP. BSc (Hons) Integrative counsellor. Online/Phone

About me

My name is Elinor. I am a qualified integrative counsellor who works under the BACP ethical framework. 

I endeavour to provide a welcoming, empathic safe space for you to explore your thoughts, feelings and situations. I understand at times life can get tough. Different issues arise during our lives whether it's loss, relationship difficulties, stress, anxiety, depression or anything else and having someone to turn to at these times is imperative to our well-being. 

I have been drawn to helping people all of my life. I have previously worked within the NHS as a rehabilitation assistant and more recently have worked as a carer. During these roles. I realise that a huge part of the job is being there emotionally for my clients. Having someone to listen to their problems and needs was a big part of their recovery and mental health well-being which lead me into the world of counselling.

Training, qualifications & experience

My practice is over a communication platform such as google meet. Each session is 50 mins long. I provide long and short term counselling.

I have been studying counselling for many years. I graduated with a BSc in psychology and counselling. Years later I went to complete my certificate in counselling skills, and then completed my level 4 in therapeutic counselling.

I work as an integrative therapeutic counsellor. This approach ensures that I focus on your needs adapting the therapy as required to meet those needs. My practice is largely person centred and psychodynamic which means the work is led by you the client and focused on the issues you present, providing empathy, unconditional positive regard for you and being congruent throughout. I also believe that our bodies can tell us a lot about unconscious feelings, and so I may bring mindfulness techniques into the practice if suitable. 

I work with a wide variety of presenting problems from stress, anxiety, depression to eating disorders and addictions to relationship issues, self-esteem and loneliness to loss and bereavement, trauma and abuse.

I have valid insurance and a current full DBS.

Member organisations

BACP

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

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

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.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Fees

£38.00 per session
Free initial telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Additional information

My fee is £38 for the counselling hour session. I will provide concessions for those who are students and those on low income; proof will need to be provided for discounts. 

When I work

My availablity varies over the week. Please contact me for more information.

Further information

The initial contact made by yourself will prompt a brief telephone call to introduce ourselves and to assess what is required for our work together (this is free of charge).

Once this is done we will book in our first session which will be a fuller assessment, contracting and looking at the presenting issue.

From here we can make a plan together of how long you want therapy for, what type of therapy you might prefer to receive and make some outcome goals for us to work towards.

Type of session

Online
Phone

Types of client

Adults
Older adults

Key details

DBS check

In England and Wales, the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS, formerly known as CRB) carry out criminal records checks for individuals working with vulnerable groups, such as children. To find out more, visit gov.uk , or contact this professional directly

Online platforms

Google Meet
Skype
Whatsapp