Ellen Sharrocks Dip HE, Reg MBACP (Accred)
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.
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 and worked through in a safe, confidential and supportive environment.
This journey is not always easy, and yet it offers you the opportunity to understand 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.
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
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
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 £45 per session for individual therapy, and £55 for couples.
At the moment, I am unable to see clients in person due to Covid-19. However, when it is safe to do so, I plan to return to my in-person practice which 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.