Elle Heasman

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Integrative Psychotherapist & Trauma-Informed Counsellor.
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

London SE15 & SE16
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

Hi,

my name's Elle,

I am a professional integrative psychotherapist, trauma-informed counsellor, who works face-to-face and on the telephone remotely with clients.

Sessions:

In sessions, you will engage in talk therapy which will give you a safe space to explore how you feel, by working on and building a greater awareness of who you are today, so you then have choices...

How long are sessions and frequency:

Sessions are 50-minutes long.

I work with individuals weekly and fortnightly in therapy.

Fees:

I offer face-to-face sessions during the day at a lower fee for all individuals, regardless of income - £70.

Fees from 6pm - £85.

Where will our sessions be?

I work face-to-face with adult clients in Rotherhithe/Bermondsey and remotely via telephone across the UK.

I am also based at the Print Village in the heart of Peckham in SE15.

Individual Counselling:

Somethings I can help you with: 

  • If you are experiencing symptoms of crippling anxiety, GAD, social anxiety, health anxiety, panic, depression, PTSD, complex trauma and would like to talk to a trained professional therapist.
  • You have diagnosed or undiagnosed ADHD and want to work on symptoms.
  • You are noticing or others are commenting on your uncontrollable rage and anger at home or at work but you just don't know where to start to stop this behaviour, or you have a history of self-harm...
  • You are triggering emotionally to many things but don't quite know why and want to work on gaining an awareness. 
  • You want to establish boundaries, perhaps for the very first time and take responsibility and accountability for life.
  • You catastrophise, a primitive defence mechanism established in childhood and would like to work with some de-catastrophising tools to improve quality of wellbeing. 
  • Intrusive thoughts, flashbacks, and suicide ideation are becoming a regular occurrence and causing you concern. Mindful you have developed this pattern of overthinking you now wish to work on this cycle of behaviour.
  • Feelings of hopelessness, sadness, shame, loneliness, low-confidence and low self-worth are plaguing daily thoughts. Perhaps you are experiencing excruciating perfectionism, avoidance, low- motivation, anxiety and stress too. 
  • Impacted by bereavement, loss or grief of a family member, fur baby, friend or colleague. Or maybe you are supporting a loved one who has a terminal diagnosis and need a safe space to unpack and share emotions. 
  • Loss of quality of life re physical because of disability, age or personal circumstances of being made redundant, divorce or separation.
  • Or maybe you are constantly hypervigilant because of abuse from your childhood. You may as a child have lived in a constant state of fear, that pretty much exhausted you mentally. So much so, you could not concentrate on your schoolwork and fell behind. Your coping mechanism may have been to switch off dissociation and become numb just to survive... 
  • Experiencing fear, which is entrenched in vulnerability. This conscious or unconscious trigger can lead to avoidance and ultimately acute procrastination which can be debilitating. Which on a bad day, makes you want to hide away from others, but you cannot hide away from yourself can you and you are fed up of hiding.
  • Using addiction to substances or dangerous behaviours as a coping mechanism to just get through each day thus, want to replace these with healthier behaviours.
  • You could have a historic pattern of broken, toxic, or unhealthy relationships you would like to address in sessions because you believe the root cause stems from your childhood or past toxic relationships.
  • As an adult, you might be experiencing difficulties finding your own secure base that you can call home because you've forgotten or do not even know what this may feel like.
  • You may also want to come to sessions to look at interpersonal relationships, specifically trust, boundaries, attachment, co-dependency and communication.
  • You might have also noticed unhealthy patterns of relating in romantic relationships and friendships, yet you cannot quite understand why and would like to explore in therapy with a view to changing this.
  • Or have you just left a toxic abusive relationship and are struggling to come to terms with the gaslighting you experienced as it has profoundly impacted your mental health.
  • You find yourself questioning what you think daily because you were put-down and devalued so much, you lost a piece of yourself in that toxic relationship or don't recognise yourself anymore.
  • Your self-worth, confidence and self-esteem is at rock bottom, and you are trying to rebuild your life with friends and family, as your family, ex-partner or current partner isolated you from others to gain more control over you but perhaps you are struggling to adjust.
  • There was no secure base, let alone safe-haven as a child. Nor was it happy families as depicted in the Disney movies and happy ever afters.
  • You might have experienced loss of a parent or significant caregiver as a child and the profound loss is still impacting your daily life as an adult.
  • You may have a pattern of self-sabotage you recognise, this could be, leaving relationships abruptly, ghosting others, not taking responsibility or accountability for your actions, and blaming others. Or building walls up around you so high, no person stands a chance of getting close to you, including yourself?

What happens in our sessions? 

Holistic in approach, I look at an individual's mind, body and spirit focusing on improving wellbeing of the 'whole person' not just one part. Using many stabilisation techniques and tools, that you can also implement into your life.

Strengthening all specific areas in your life you feel need some attention and ultimately, working on being the best version of yourself. We will do this by establishing a unique baseline for you, to become fully grounded and present for your future self.

Area of specialism:

My clinical specialism is childhood trauma re sexual abuse, neglect, emotional and physical abuse and the impact intergenerational trauma has on an individual.

Since 2020, I worked one afternoon a week at OneinFour, in 2-year long-term therapy with adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse, intergenerational sexual abuse & trauma, emotional abuse, neglect, kidnapping, torture and violence in North and South-East London.

Trauma can be complex and is specific to each survivor but it can also manifest into symptoms of depression, anxiety, suicide ideation thoughts, self -harm, addictions, relationship issues, trust, low self-worth, low self-esteem, confidence etc.

Please refer to my website for further details.

What is the best way to contact me?

Just pick up the telephone and ring or text me. You may also want to click on my website or socials. 

Elle

MNCS (Accred) 

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Currently in training to become a Clinical Supervisor.
  • For the past few years, I have worked with counselling students and trainees on skills training and setting up a Private Practice. 
  • I trained as a professional integrative psychotherapeutic practitioner in the modalities of Psychodynamic Therapy, Transactional Analysis, Person-Centered Therapy, Gestalt Therapy and CBT.
  • Professional Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling Practice PROF. DIP PSY C 
  • Advanced Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling Practice ADV. DIP PSY C 

Member organisations

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In 2013 the NCS register was accredited by the Professional Standards Authority under the Accredited Voluntary Register Scheme. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

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Fees

£70.00 - £85.00

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed
  • Refugees

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

Please contact me directly in regards to availability of days and times at my Peckham and Bermondsey office.

Further information

Duration of sessions:

  • Weekly Sessions
  • 2-3 Sessions Rewind Technique
  • Twice - Weekly Sessions
  • Fortnightly Sessions
  • Single - Session Therapy 
  • Maintenance Sessions 

Print Village, 58 Chadwick Road, Peckham, London, SE15 4PU

Type of session

In person
Phone

Types of client

Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Couples
Families
Organisations

Key details

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