Ellen Sharrocks Dip HE, Reg MBACP (Accred)
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.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anorexia nervosa
- Binge-eating disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
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.
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
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
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
|Employee Assistance Programme|