Hi my name is Elise, welcome to my profile. I am a fully qualified counsellor and a individual member of the BACP.
Starting counselling can be quite daunting, but this is the first step. To get started please feel free to call or email me to arrange an initial session. We can talk about what you would like to get out of counselling. The most important thing is to feel comfortable with your counsellor, enabling the trust to build between yourselves, forming a strong working relationship. Once you are happy with this we can then set up a second session.
Mental health issues can have a profound impact on us, affecting our behaviour, thoughts and feelings. We all have mental health,which affects our daily life and causes worry. It is essential to find the correct support and professional guidance,finding what works best for you.
I offer my clients the Person-Centred approach, which is a popular approach to therapy in the UK today, it is known as “Client Centred.” This is because as PCC counsellors, we believe that by being offered the right conditions, a human being can change and grow in confidence positively. Therefore this therapy offers a non-directive and non-intrustructive approach. No advice is given and the client finds their answers and solutions from within, with the help and skills of my-self. This builds a safe, confidential and therapeutic relationship between my-self and my clients. I aim to have a deep understanding of every client, being accepting of them and their issues, offering them no judgement and genuineness at all times.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am trained in bereavement and have a particular interest in this, having worked at Cruse bereavement Leeds, alongside my private practice.
I have a similar keen interest in the Prison sector, offering prisoners counselling, I also have a particular interest in trauma work having worked with issues such as.
- Childhood neglect and abuse
- sexual and physical
- Emotional difficulties
- Eating disorders
- Pet loss
- Sexual and physical abuse
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
My appointments are 8am to 7pm.