Ellen Friend

Saxmundham, Suffolk, IP17
07788240936 07788240936 07788240936 07788240936

About me

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I am an integratively trained counsellor, meaning I draw from many different models of working in order to support and facilitate the growth and development of the people I work with.

Most of my experience comes from working with childhood trauma, particularly with adults who have experienced sexual abuse as children, and adults with addictions. However, this does not define my practice and I also work with people to overcome many challenges, promote self development and create changes and shifts in their relationships with themselves and others.

I always work kindly and compassionately; Carl Rogers states "The curious paradox is that when I accept myself just as I am, then I can change", and I have been privileged enough to witness this process within many of the people that I have worked with.

Having studied Psychology and Sociology before my training as a counsellor, I find myself particularly interested in the social context of our lives, and the impact this has on us personally. I am LGBTQI+ positive and strive to understand the social and cultural context of the lives of all of the people that I work with.

Training, qualifications & experience

I completed an FdA Integrative Counselling in 2017, graduating from UEA and University of Essex. Since then, I have focused on working with trauma. Specifically, childhood sexual abuse and addiction. Some recent training that I have undertaken includes:

  • Treating Complex Trauma with Internal Family Systems (Frank Anderson, M.D)
  • Affect regulation from theory to practice (Daniel Hill)
  • Intensive Training in the Treatment of Dissociative Disorders (Kathy Steele)
  • Trauma Summit (Bessel Van Der Kolk, Gabor Mate, Janina Fisher, Richard Schwartz)
  • Controlling and Coercive Relationships
  • Mindfulness
  • Co-dependent relationships
  • PTSD
  • Suicide intervention
  • Working with addiction: underlying causes

Member organisations

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.

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.

Therapies offered

  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative

Fees

£40 per hour session.

Saxmundham
Suffolk
IP17

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages None

Accessibility

Wheelchair user access

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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

Availability

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday daytime and evening

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
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