My name is Elle and I am a professionally qualified counsellor and registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy.
I believe counselling is an opportunity for you to be heard, a chance for you to gain a different perspective and a deeper understanding of who you are and the choices you have. I provide a non-judgemental space for you to explore your own thoughts and feelings about the difficulties you may be facing. You may be unsure about what you are feeling or what has brought you to counselling, you may find yourself just not feeling 'right'. I can work with you to explore what might be going on for you and how you can attempt to feel better.
There are many different types of counselling available and it is important for you to find a counsellor you can feel comfortable with. As a humanistic integrative counsellor I believe you are the expert on you. I will work with you on the issues you want to explore and at a pace that is comfortable for you.
My approach is different with each client I see depending on their needs at the time. I appreciate that as clients change I adapt how we work together. I integrate Person Centred, TA and Gestalt techniques into my work depending on the needs of my clients. I will offer you a confidential, safe environment for you to be heard and supported.
Where I work
I have my own private practice working mainly from my home in Lamberhurst with selected daytime appointments available in Tunbridge Wells on a Thursday, both venues provide free parking. I offer short or long-term therapy depending on my clients needs. I offer daytime and evening appointments as well as weekend appointments subject to availability.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a fully qualified Humanistic Integrative Counsellor. I gained my Counselling Certificate and Diploma in Humanistic Integrative Counselling at the Wealden Psychology Institute with training that is accredited by the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).
I am a registered member of the BACP and I am fully insured.
I work within the framework of the BACP and continuously attend further professional development courses to keep my skills and practice up-to-date.
I have worked with clients with many issues including bereavement, anxiety, depression, bi-polar disorder, low self-esteem, relationship issues and addictions. I have worked with teenagers in schools as well as adults in a mental health organisation. I have experience working with clients from 5 years old through to 80. I also have experience helping facilitate bereavement workshops for primary school aged children.
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.
Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.
All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
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).
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Areas of counselling I deal with
I offer a free face to face 30 minute introductory session in order for me to answer any questions you may have. We can explore what you are seeking from counselling including and expectations you may have. I can explore how I work and how we can move forward.
Ongoing sessions lasting 50 minutes are charged at £50 per session.
Evening, weekend as well as daytime appointments available
I offer my clients a safe space to be themselves, to be heard and to make the changes they need to be more satisfied.
Everyone comes to counselling for different reasons and the relationship between the client and their counsellor is crucial to the process. If you are feeling anxious or unsure about counselling please feel free to contact me and I will be happy to answer and questions you may have.