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Ellen Drew Psychotherapeutic Counsellor, Registered UKCP & BACP

Norwich, Norfolk, NR2 1DP
07733 000734 07733 000734 Registered / Accredited

About me

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 ellendrew@live.com

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.

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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.

BACP

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.

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

British Association for Counselling & 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.

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.

Therapies offered

  • Integrative

Fees

Each session lasts 50 minutes and costs £48.

Further information

Values

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 Psychotherapy

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.

39 Exchange Street
Norwich
Norfolk
NR2 1DP

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages None

Accessibility

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair user access

Types of client

Adults
Couples
Ellen Drew Psychotherapeutic Counsellor, Registered UKCP & BACP

Ellen Drew Psychotherapeutic Counsellor, Registered UKCP & BACP