Experienced Relate couples counsellor, Accredited member NCS
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Welcome to Harmony Couples Therapy,
My name is Ellen, and I am an experienced relationship therapist at Relate with over 15 years experience, and I also work with private clients.
I regularly work with clients to help them make sense of a wide variety of issues such as managing conflict, trauma, I regularly work with clients to help them make sense of a wide variety of issues such as managing conflict, trauma, separation/divorce, infidelity, bereavement, addiction, mental health issues and I have specialist training in working with couples affected by Aspergers/Autism and depression/anxiety.
Relationships and the need for connection are so fundamental to our well being, especially within a marriage or partnership, and once this breaks down it affects us very deeply and all aspects of our lives can become a huge struggle.
Our sense of identity and self-worth often rests on the strength and stability of our couple relationship, and we can feel despair and confusion when this becomes tense or fragile.
My aim is to work together to help you rebuild the trust, honesty and intimacy within your couple relationship so that you can move forward with confidence and make the changes you need.
To help you identify if counselling is right for you, I offer an initial 15 minute telephone consultation free of charge.
During this session, we can briefly discuss the circumstances that bring you to counselling, discuss how we can work together, and you can ask any questions or raise concerns you may have. At this point there is no commitment and you can think about whether you wish to continue with therapy.
Please get in touch using my contact details, I look forward to working with you!
Training, qualifications & experience
As an integrative therapist I make use of a wide variety of different elements from many types of therapies, which include psychodynamic, person-centred, systemic, cognitive behavioural and solution focused brief therapy, all of which allow me to be flexible and tailor my approach to the needs and personal circumstances of every client.
I am a Relate trained couples counsellor with over 15 years experience, I have also trained with the Tavistock Centre to work with couples affected by depression/anxiety, and continue to work for Relate alongside my private practice.
I regularly work with clients to help them make sense of a wide variety of issues such as addiction, mental health issues, managing conflict, trauma, separation/divorce, infidelity, bereavement, and I have specialist training in working with couples affected by Asperger’s/autism.
I am a Registered Member of the National Counselling Society (NCS).
I work within the BACP ‘Ethical Framework for Counsellors’, in which client confidentiality is maintained fully. I comply with current data protection legislation and the security of client information is of upmost importance.
My practice is fully insured.
I work within the BACP Guidelines for Online Counselling and I am trained to work online and via telephone, and have a qualification in Online and Telephone Counselling.
I am also an accredited Mediator and hold an Interpersonal Mediation Practitioner Certificate (IMPC) via The International Mediation Institute.
Registered / Accredited
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National Counselling Society (NCS)
The National Counselling Society
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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
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
£50.00 per session
Free initial telephone session
I offer 50 minute sessions at £50 each, and operate a prepayment system.
Payment is via a mobile payments link, and is due 48 hours in advance of our session.
My working hours vary according to availability, but I offer both daytime & evening sessions.
Please let me know when you’re available, and we can book it in together at the end of each session, which usually takes place on a weekly or fortnightly basis.