Ellen Umhoefer BSc (HONS) MBACP. (Honey Counselling) - Supervisor
As an experienced Cognitive Behavioural Therapist (CBT) I understand the need to get emotional support sooner rather than later. Much of CBT is based on neuroscience and having a small amount of knowledge of this science, elevates the therapy to a different level, by knowing how our brain works on an emotional basis is key.
I qualified in 2012 and have had my own private practice since then which is ongoing. It is a professional, stand-alone private practice which entered via side gates, it is comfortable, private and safe, and is based in Upminster, with easy access by road, bus or train.
I have worked with many issues such as depression, anxiety, anger, abuse, domestic violence, self-esteem, loss, OCD, PTSD, suicidal thoughts and other emotional conditions.
I also work in separate primary schools during the term weeks, helping to safe guard children's mental health, enabling them to recognise their emotions through play and other mediums. I have helped teenagers who self harm, working with them to help repair low self esteem.
I believe the combination of a good therapeutic relationship whilst collaboratively working together will help free ourselves from the constraints of emotional turmoil and I look forward to working with you.
Training, qualifications & experience
BSc (HONS) in Counselling and Psychotherapy,(Specialising in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT))
Level 2 in Counselling skills and Person Centred Counselling.
Working with Bereaved children;
Continued training in Compassionate CBT
Continued training in Mindfulness
Working with Asbergers syndrome
Disordered Eating & Attachment, Deep Release
The British Psychological
Society (BPS) Approved Certificate in Clinical
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD);
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD);
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
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Personal Counselling: one 50 minute session = £48 / Block of six = £259.20
Relationship Counselling: one 60 minute session = £66 / Block of six = £356.40
Children: one 40 minute session = £30 / Block of six = £162
OAP/Students: one 50 minute session = £40 / Block of six = £240
Supervision: one 60 minute session = £50 one 90 minute session = £60
Unemployed concessions on request.
I also accept Health Insurances: BUPA, WPA, Cigna, Prue Health and AVIVA etc referrals.
Having an extensive period of time working voluntary in a charity for youth counselling and psychotherapy whilst completing my college degree, was invaluable. Counselling in this sector demonstrated to me the powerful effects intervention can have on people’s lives for the better and inspired me to set up a practice with another counsellor.
In November 2012 we started Honey and Ryan Psychotherapy Services at David Lloyd Leisure Centre - Gidea Park. The ethos here was a 'healthy mind and healthy body leads to maximum overall health'. This is where we gained experience in the private sector, establishing a safe and secure place for clients to be heard.
In April 2014, after 16 months at David Lloyd we moved to accommodate our growing practice, which has been very successful. On the back of this success and after many years of experience we are now venturing out separately, welcome to Honey Counselling.
My vision has always been to break down the fear and stigmas of counselling and find ways of making counselling and psychotherapy much more accessible. The aim is to help people help themselves, guiding them to a better life and showing them that many emotional issues can be overcome.
I look forward to welcoming you to Honey Counselling where in a safe and confidential setting intervention can begin, 'it’s time for you…'