Ellen Sharrocks Dip HE, Reg MBACP (Accred)

Ellen Sharrocks Dip HE, Reg MBACP (Accred)

Rutland House
23 - 25 Friar Lane

0780 5938040

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About me

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 and also Saturday mornings.

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, both in private practice and at The Leicester Counselling Centre, a charity providing counselling since 1979.

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


Accredited register membership


For individual counselling, the first 50 minute session is free of charge, for couples I charge £20 for this initial consultation (refunded at the first paid session).  This first session is to give us an opportunity to meet and explore  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 for individuals and for couples.

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.

Maps & Directions

Leicester, LE1 5QQ

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: No
Face to face counselling: Yes
Home visits: No

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Accessibility information
Wheelchair access: No

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: 09:00 - 16:30 Tuesday - Thursday: 09:00 - 19:00 Friday: 09:00 - 18:00 Saturday: 09:00 - 12:30

Types of client

Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme