Ellen Drew

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Psychotherapeutic Counsellor and Supervisor Reg UKCP/BACP
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

Norwich, Norfolk, NR11
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

I am a registered psychotherapeutic counsellor and supervisor with experience working in the public and private sectors. 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.  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. My practice rests on a foundation of traditional talking therapy, enriched by the use of sandplay and systemic constellations which offer a non confrontational less cognitive way of working at depth.

I usually suggest coming for an initial session so that we can meet and talk in a bit more depth about what you hope for from counselling. The first session is also an opportunity for you to meet me and decide whether or not you would like to work together.

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

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UKCP
UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP)

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.

BACP
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

UK Council for Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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UK Council for Psychotherapy
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).

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Therapies offered

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Fees

£60.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Trainee counsellors
  • Refugees

Additional information

Each session lasts 50 minutes and costs £60. I offer supervision to students for £50.

When I work

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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.

Aylsham, Norwich, Norfolk, NR11

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Adults
Couples

Key details

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There is parking available outside the house and my room is on the ground floor though the drive is gravel.

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Skype

I completed my supervision training with the CSTD London and offer supervision to counsellors and trainee therapists.

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