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.

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

MBACP

Advanced Diploma Integrative Psychotherapy & Counselling

Post Graduate Diploma Integrative Psychotherapy & Counselling

Certificate Integrative Psychotherapy & Counselling

PGCE

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 a.wareness can improve working relationships, manage stress and improve productivity

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.

UKCP

UK Council for Psychotherapy

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

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.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Groups for bereavement, separation/divorce and infertility.

Pre-nuptial / pre-marital counselling

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

LGBTQ+

Emotional intelligence / Literacy

DID (Dissociative Identity Disorder)

Therapies offered

  • Cognitive and behavioural therapies
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Couples counselling
  • Existential therapy
  • Family/systemic therapy
  • Gestalt therapy
  • Group therapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Mindfulness
  • Other therapies
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Psychoanalytical and psychodynamic
  • Psychodynamic therapy
  • Solution focused brief therapy
  • Transactional analysis

Fees

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

Availability

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

Further information

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

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

We also run groups for bereavement, 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.

Rugby
Warwickshire
CV21

Daventry
Northamptonshire
NN11

Type of session

Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Couples
Families
Groups
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme
Elissa Vale

Elissa Vale