Ella Hearn BA Hons Counselling & Psychotherapy MBACP Registered
Hello, my name is Ella, welcome to my page.
I am a qualified and experienced Psychotherapist and Counsellor, who has a great passion for working alongside people, to help facilitate their own potential in all areas and aspects of their lives.
I have over twenty years experience fostering relationships, in often creative ways, with people who have learning disabilities, emotional distress, adverse childhood experiences, or experiences of trauma.
I have worked with people in social care, education, mental health, a rape crisis and sexual abuse centre, mental health wellbeing centre and private practise. I believe a healthy, respectful relationship is key to feeling connected to others, ourselves and the world around us, leading to a happier, healthier and more satisfying life.
It is my experience, that sometimes it does not feel enough to talk to partners, family, friends or colleagues - to do so can perhaps feel like a burden, conflict or feeling further misunderstood.
What I offer
Therapy (counselling/psychotherapy) can offer an opportunity to explore thoughts and feelings free from being judged or a reprisal, a space to explore what is troubling us, why we behave in particular ways or what direction we would like our lives to take.
What I offer is a therapeutic relationship, where I strive to fully understand you and in doing so, help you to better understand yourself. Such a relationship can offer you insight and clarity or a fresh perspective that can bring you autonomy over your life and the choices you make.
I offer a deep respect for your life experience and an acceptance of who you are. I do not offer you advice, or tell you what I think you should do, for to do so is not empowering you or mostly, in your best interest.
I trust that you have the ability to grow in a direction which is most useful to you. You may have lost your way, or life may seem to have become too complicated however, working with you, I can help facilitate your potential to grow, or to change in a positive way that can help improve your life, relationships and outlook. I can help you feel better understood.
About the service
I am available to work from my home and a room in The Orchard at Basingstoke Voluntary Action with adults, couples, groups, children 13+ and young people 18+ up to 21 years.
I offer 50 minute sessions of face to face therapy on a weekly basis, usually at the same time and place, that is agreed together, either short-term (6-12 weeks) or long-term 12 weeks plus, depending on your need and wishes which we can discuss in our initial session.
Training, qualifications & experience
Counselling & Psychotherapy Lecturer/Tutor 2018 - Present
Therapist with BRASACC 2017 - Present
Trauma Training with Basingstoke Rape and Sexual Abuse Crisis Centre (BRASACC) 2017
BA Hons Person-Centred Counselling & Psychotherapy 2016
Thrive Adolescence Practitioner 2018 Working therapeutically with children 13+ and young people, with developmental issues, additional needs, mental health challenges or diagnoses, within an educational setting; fostering healthy secure and safe relationships in order to promote growth, resilience and integration
Therapist at Wellbeing Centre 2015 - 2017 Provided a counselling service for adults living with emotional distress and trauma related experiences
Therapist at YPI 2015 (Youth counselling service)
Diploma in Counselling 2012-2014
HND in Business Management 2000 Worked as Service Manager in a charity providing support for people with learning disabilities
Diploma in Art & Design 1989 Used creative resources therapeutically in various therapeutic settings with young people and adults 1992 1998
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Attachment disorder in children
- Behaviour problems
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Childhood bereavement
- Children’s learning difficulties
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Depression and anxiety in children
- Domestic violence
- Drug addiction
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Health anxiety
- Internet addiction
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic attacks
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Relationship problems
- Sex addiction
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Young carers
Initial session is a first meeting appointment for half an hour at a charge of £25 offering an opportunity to discuss your needs and to assess whether I can offer you a therapeutic service and whether working with me, feels right for you.
*Fees for weekly sessions are:
£40 for adults
£55 for couples
£30 for children
£25 for young people (available to discuss fee if young person is living independently)
*I ask that payment is made 24 hours prior to session time, arranged via direct debit and that a 24 hours notice period is given for cancellation. If cancellation is made less that 24 hours notice, then the full fee will be still be charged.
- I am a registered member of British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BCAP) and I work ethically in accord with the BACP ethical framework
- I hold an enhanced DBS check (online service)
- I hold personal and professional indemnity insurance
- I protect client data inline with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)
- My work is fully Supervised
- I am trained in safeguarding
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|