Elise Constable

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Dip Therapeutic Counselling MBACP Silver Tree Counselling
Available for new clients
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Shefford SG17 & Wilstead MK45
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

Hello my name is Elise and I am a professional counsellor. I work with both adults and young people. I am a person-centred counsellor, which is a holistic approach. I am passionate about supporting clients to become the best version of themselves, through self-discovery in a safe and confidential space. Working to the ethical framework of BACP, I offer a non-judgmental and ethical practice.

We can all find ourselves in times of difficulties, the struggles of everyday life can get the better of us, or long-term problems can start to feel overwhelming. This can leave us feeling stressed and anxious, which could lead to other issues. Working together we can explore your feelings and find ways for you to manage challenges with greater ability. I believe that we all have our own resources to deal with obstacles, but they can be hard to draw on in times of worry. Counselling can improve emotional well-being and develop resilience to life’s complexities.

Why Person-Centred Counselling?

Person Centred Counselling is a talking therapy, which means you are at the centre of the work, allowing you to bring the issues that you are facing to the session in your own way and in your own time. 

“The curious paradox is that when I accept myself just as I am, then I can change.”
― Carl R. Rogers, On Becoming a Person: A Therapist's View of Psychotherapy 

Where I work

I offer face to face sessions in a quiet, safe environment. My room is in a beautiful setting, with plenty of parking and wheelchair access. There is a lovely large reception where you can spend time before the session, and after if you feel that you need some time to reflect.  I also offer online sessions and over the telephone.

My Experience

Realising that some of my own behaviours and low mood were influenced by my  experience of trauma, I sought counselling. This changed and shaped the rest of my life for the better and I was so grateful to have had the opportunity to experience such acceptance and be able to talk openly about my concerns.   When the timing was right for me, I then trained as a counsellor myself.

I have experience of working in many areas which include anxiety, depression, trauma and childhood trauma, PTSD, abuse, work related stress, bereavement and divorce. I have worked with children, young people and adults.

Finding the right counsellor to work with can be a daunting task. With this in mind, I offer a free 20 minute initial session either online or over the phone. During this session we can discuss how we would work together, answer any questions that you may have, and talk about some of the issues that have brought you to counselling.  I look forward to working with you.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Certificate in counselling skills
  • Certificate in counselling theory
  • Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
  • Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
  • Certificate in Online and Telephone Counselling
  • Mental Health First Aider

Member organisations

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

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy


£50.00 per session
Free initial telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

Students/Trainee Counsellors £40

Couples £70

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Tuesdays - I work from 4.30pm

The rest of the week from 5.30pm

Shefford, Bedfordshire, SG17

Wilstead Hill, Wilstead, Beds, MK45

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
Wheelchair user access

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Elise Constable
Elise Constable