Ellen Ehrhart

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MNCS (Accred) - Couples Counsellor & Relationship Therapist
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

Nottingham NG9 & Derby DE1
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

I am an experienced couples counsellor and relationship therapist with nearly 20 years experience working with clients to help them make sense of a wide variety of relationship issues such as managing conflict, trauma, separation/divorce, infidelity, bereavement, addiction and mental health issues.

I also have specialist training in working with couples affected by Aspergers/Autism and depression/anxiety.

I work in person in Derby on Wednesday and Thursday evenings, other sessions are available online.

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.  

I can help you improve communication, to navigate difficult and confusing patterns of behaviour that may keep happening between you, and also to manage life stages and stresses that can put pressure on your relationship.

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.

Free initial consultation.

To help you identify if counselling is right for you, I offer an initial 15 minute zoom or telephone consultation free of charge which you can easily book here.

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, or click here to send me a confidential email. 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 20 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. 

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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

National Counselling & Psychotherapy Society
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£60.00 per session
Free initial telephone or online session

Additional information


I offer 50 minute sessions at £60 each, and operate a prepayment system.

Payment is via a mobile payments link, and is due 48 hours in advance of our session.                                      

​Working hours

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.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

I work in person on Wednesday and Thursday evenings, other sessions are available via Zoom.

Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, NG9

Vernon Gate, Derby, Derbyshire, DE1

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

Key details

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