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Ellen Sharrocks Dip HE, Reg MBACP (Accred)

Leicester, Leicestershire, LE1 5QQ
0780 5938040 0780 5938040 Registered / Accredited
Leicester, Leicestershire, LE1 5QQ

About me

Covid 19 - Now Providing Telephone & Online Counselling whilst restrictions are in place.

I am an experienced, BACP registered and accredited counsellor providing individual and couples counselling in the heart of Leicester city. Appointments are available throughout the week including some evenings.

Everyone can struggle at some point in their lives, whether it be relationship issues, anxiety, depression, bereavement or other emotional difficulty.  Counselling can be likened to a personal journey where the difficulties that have been affecting your life, your work, your relationships, can be explored in a safe, confidential and supportive environment.

This journey is not always easy, and yet it offers you the opportunity to work through and resolve those personal problems that can make life so difficult.  I will support you on that journey.  I offer a confidential, non-judgmental and supportive environment and use my professional training and expertise to help and support you.

Counselling sessions are usually held on a weekly basis at the same time and day each week for as short - or as long - a time period as is right for you.

Training, qualifications & experience

I trained at the University of Leicester in contemporary psychodynamic counselling.  I have been in practice since 2008, initially at The Leicester Counselling Centre and now in private practice.

I am an accredited member the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP) and belong to its register which has been approved by the Professional Standards Authority for Health and Social Care.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.


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

  • Couples counselling
  • Integrative
  • Psychoanalytical and psychodynamic
  • Psychodynamic therapy


The initial consultation is £20 for up to 50 minutes.  This is where we have an opportunity to find out about each other and consider whether counselling may be helpful to you at this point in time.  After this initial consultation we would normally meet on a regular weekly basis at a cost of £40 per session.

Further information

My Practice is based in Rutland House, a beautiful listed building on Friar Lane, in Leicester city centre.  It is accessible by public transport and with nearby car parking; this makes it easily accessible for anyone living or working in Leicester and the surrounding areas.

Rutland House
23 - 25 Friar Lane

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages None


Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

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

My practice is on the first floor of a listed building, accessible via a flight of stairs. Because of the listed nature of the building, there are no lifts.


Monday: 10:00 - 18:30 Tuesday - Thursday: 10:00 - 19:00 Friday: 09:00 - 18:30

Types of client

Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme
Ellen Sharrocks Dip HE, Reg MBACP (Accred)

Ellen Sharrocks Dip HE, Reg MBACP (Accred)