Ellen Ryan

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Blackpool, Lancashire, FY3
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About me

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My name is Ellen and I am passionate about working with people who have been impacted by suicide.  I can help you rediscover a new normal and a future to look forward to. I know & understand the pain of losing someone through suicide even if they are not a family member, I acknowledge that many people outside the immediate family are impacted by the loss a death by suicide can bring.

I also work with grief and loss, anxiety, work stress, family conflict and with those living with a life long medical diagnosis, also day to day issues that affect us in our ability to eat, sleep, work and function properly.

I currently offer one hour sessions after 5.30pm Monday to Friday and have some availability early mornings too. I am flexible with my working hours and will try hard to accommodate you. I specialise in one-off sessions for 90 minutes for those who are looking to try person centred counselling or are  unable to commit to regular sessions for financial reasons or due to time constraints but yet need to offload their worries to someone who is non-judgemental and will work with them to find solutions to their own issues within themselves.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a qualified counsellor and am a registered member of BACP.

I have extensive training in working with those impacted by suicide and specialise in working with people who have experienced this situation. I also work with general bereavement, grief  & loss as well as anxiety, depression, family conflict, recovering addicts, work-related stress, suicide ideation and low mood. I am trauma-informed and will hold a safe space for you to explore your thoughts and emotions.

Member organisations

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

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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

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

My speciality lies in working with those impacted by suicide, I recognise it is not just the immediate family who are impacted but many more including, (but not limited to) colleagues, gym buddies, sports team members, fellow students, friends, the families of all those mentioned, local shop keeper, neighbours and many more.

Therapies offered

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£50.00 - £75.00
Free initial online session

Additional information

I charge £50 for a standard 60-minute session, normally these sessions are continuous and I am flexible in terms of the frequency. Person-centred therapy works best when sessions are done weekly, but can still work well when done fortnightly or monthly. I am happy to consider all options.

I also offer one off 90 minute sessions for people who just need to offload something they are holding onto. I provide a safe space for you to talk it out and let it go. These sessions are often very helpful for people who are not sure they want to have several sessions of counselling or those who might like to try a talking therapy to see if it's right for them. They are often useful for people who are unable to afford continuous sessions or for those who may not be able to commit their time to regular sessions each week. 

A one-off 90 minute session costs £75.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

I work Monday to Friday after 5.30pm - I can work on line or face to face. I also offer early morning sessions from 6.30am and sometimes have a weekend availability. I am flexible with times

Further information

I work with a person centred modality allowing you to find the answers to your own problems. I offer a safe space either on line or in person for you to explore and navigate your way around the issues you are facing. I believe with the right support you can find your true authentic self. Together we can build a relationship to allow you to trust in me so you can let go of everything you are holding within.

Blackpool, Lancashire, FY3

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

Key details

DBS check

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Wheelchair user access
Wheelchair user access

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My counselling room warm & cosy and is completely accessible. There is plenty of parking on site

Online platforms

Google Meet