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About me

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 physical and 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.
Training programmes:
Safeguarding Children;
Grief Encounter;
Working with Bereaved children;
Neglect Awareness;
Mentoring Training.

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

Experience with

Couple/relationship Counselling;
Anxiety disorders;
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD);
Eating Disorders;
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD);
Sleep Disorders;
Grief;                                                                                                                    Self harm;                                                                                                        Sexual and Physical Abuse;                                                                              Child Abuse

Member organisations


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

  • Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT)
  • Behavioural therapy
  • Cognitive and behavioural therapies
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Cognitive therapy
  • Compassion-Focused Therapy
  • Couples counselling
  • Family/systemic therapy
  • Group therapy
  • Integrative
  • Mindfulness
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Play therapy


From £35.00 to £70.00

Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers
  • Low income
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Additional information

Personal Counselling:                          one 50 minute session = £50
Relationship Counselling:                     one 60 minute session = £70
Children:                                            one 40 minute session = £35
OAP/Students:                                    one 50 minute session = £40 

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.


Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday

please contact me for further working availability because this can be arranged uniquely around you where possible.

Further information

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…'


Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

Wheelchair user access

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.


In person supervision
Online supervision
Telephone supervision

I qualified in 2012 and have had my own private practice since then, which is ongoing.

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Ellen Umhoefer BSc (HONS) MBACP. (Honey Counselling) - Supervisor

Ellen Umhoefer BSc (HONS) MBACP. (Honey Counselling) - Supervisor