Elissa Vale

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MBACP, BSc hons., PGCE, Adv.Dip. Psychotherapy & Counselling
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

Rugby, Warwickshire, CV21 2QE
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

Are you struggling to cope? Do you need to talk confidentially to a fully qualified and UKCP registered Psychotherapist or Counsellor? Your Safe Harbour can provide you with a safe and quiet space to think through your issues and to have a non-judgemental ear to listen and to reflect with you what your options may be.

Nearly everyone will need counselling/psychotherapy at some point in their life. This could be caused by a specific event or an ever increasing feeling that you would like something about yourself or your relationships to change.

Reasons for contacting me may include anxiety, bereavement; stress management, bullying, assisted conception, redundancy, parenting, abuse, relationships, self-harm, depression, eating disorders, self-esteem, work-related issues, family change, or simply wanting things to change. I often hear "My issues aren't very important" but if has brought you to see me, then, whatever it is that you want to talk about, is important enough for me.

Relationship Counselling can include Friends, Family, Partner, Break-up, Marriage & Divorce

Psychotherapy is ongoing therapy to help you to deal with your history, recurrent problems or abuse that you may have suffered

Fertility counselling may include helping those who are thinking about, or having, IVF, ICSI or similar treatments, those making decisions about whether to use a donor or double donors, miscarriages/stillbirths, death of an unborn twin and also the eventual arrival of your much wanted child.

I also offer pre-nuptial counselling to help you get off to the right start with your relationship/marriage.

Sessions are available via Zoom (free version for you), telephone or face to face in Rugby (very limited availability)

If you want to find out if Your Safe Harbour is for you, then call 07767 498520 to arrange an initial session to decide whether we can help you.

Training, qualifications & experience

UKCP registered


Advanced Diploma Integrative Psychotherapy & Counselling

Post Graduate Diploma Integrative Psychotherapy & Counselling

Certificate Integrative Psychotherapy & Counselling


BSc (hons) Psychology & Philosophy

Worked for the last 20 + years as a counsellor with adults and young people, individually, in couples and in groups.

Also offer various Employee Assistance Programmes which can include one-to-one counselling, either on the phone or face to face, and one to many e.g. counselling after a staff bereavement, supervision of staff working with stressful events and training for management and staff on people skills and how an emotional awareness can improve working relationships, manage stress and improve productivity

Co-founder of Echoes Charity, a mental health and awareness charity,

Co-ran a Partnership for Emotional Literacy/Intelligence training for teachers and businesses.

Worked for Gartner, IT research

Primary Teacher

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP)

The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) is a leading professional body for the education, training and regulation of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors. Its register is accredited by the government's Professional Standards Authority.

As part of its commitment to protect the public, it works to improve access to psychotherapy, to support and disseminate research, to improve standards and to respond effectively to complaints against its members.

UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

UK Council for Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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UK Council for Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Groups for bereavement, parenting those with autism, separation/divorce and infertility.

Pre-nuptial / pre-marital counselling

Assisted Conception, IVF, Donor IVF, ICSI, Surrogacy.


Emotional intelligence / Literacy

DID (Dissociative Identity Disorder)

Photos & videos


£70.00 - £90.00

Concessions offered for

  • Refugees

Additional information

Adults and young people £70 / 50 minute session

Couples £90 / 50 minute session

Families (and/or groups of three or more £160)

Groups Prices vary but are usually £25 / 80 minute session

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday.  Limited evening sessions are also available

Further information

We are open Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday by appointment only, and, subject to availability. we can arrange a time that would suit you.

Telephone and Online Psychotherapy & Counselling is available for all, i.e. young people, adults, couples, groups and for members of your organisation.

Face-to-face Psychotherapy & Counselling is also available on a limited basis on Wednesdays only.

We also run groups for bereavement, Autism, infertility and separation/divorce. If you are interested in these then please contact us with your details and you will then be placed on a waiting list until the next group begins.

17 Bank Street, Rugby, Warwickshire, CV21 2QE

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people (13-17)
Adults (25-64)
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

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