Ellen Drew Psychotherapeutic Counsellor, Registered UKCP & BACP
I am a registered psychotherapeutic counsellor with experience working in the public and private sectors. I also offer supervision. I believe that whilst our current unhappiness may be triggered by any number of things beyond our control, we can change how we think and the views we hold. And if we can do that, our experience of our current situation can change for the better. By examining some of these views in the context of counselling, you may be able to make future choices with increased awareness rather than through unconscious habit.
Counselling may benefit anyone who has something in their lives that makes them feel less than content. People seek help for anything and everything, including family and relationship issues, low self-esteem, anxiety about illness and ageing, loneliness, despondency and feeling aimless or angry. They may best be helped by brief and solution-focused counselling, or open-ended integrative psychotherapeutic counselling. We can look at the areas you would like to explore in our initial session.
My practice is Exchange Street, NR2 1DP close to St Andrews car park. Here I provide the opportunity to explore issues that trouble you, make you unhappy or threaten to overwhelm you, in a safe, supportive, non-judgemental and confidential environment.
If you think I can help, give me a ring on 07733 000734 or e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Training, qualifications & experience
BSc (Hons) - Integrative Counselling - Matrix College of Counselling and Psychotherapy
Advanced Diploma - Integrative Counselling - Matrix College of Counselling and Psychotherapy
Diploma - Integrative Counselling - Matrix College of Counselling and Psychotherapy
Certificate - Person Centred Counselling - The Norwich Centre
I work in both the private and public sectors, most recently for Mind and the YMCA.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Drug addiction
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Internet addiction
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic attacks
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex addiction
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
Each session lasts 50 minutes and costs £48.
I'm a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy, and follow their ethical framework, especially their guidelines on ‘the fair and impartial treatment of all clients’. People are infinitely varied but of equal value. In the counselling room, I try to strike a balance between knowing that I am no worse, no better than my client, but that I have a far greater responsibility to hold the situation and promote conditions that support our work together.
Integrative therapy, or integrative counselling, is a combined approach to psychotherapy that brings together different elements of specific therapies. Integrative therapists take the view that there is no single approach that can treat each client in all situations. Each person needs to be considered as a whole and counselling techniques must be tailored to their individual needs and personal circumstances.
Integrative counselling maintains the idea that there are many ways in which human psychology can be explored and understood; no one theory holds the answer. All theories are considered to have value, even if their foundational principles contradict each other, hence the need to integrate them.
The integrative approach also refers to the infusion of a person's personality and needs, integrating the affective, behavioural, cognitive, and physiological systems within one person, as well as addressing social and spiritual aspects. Essentially, integrative counsellors are not only concerned with what works, but why it works, tailoring therapy to their clients and not the client to the therapy.
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