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

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

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About me

As an experienced Cognitive Behavioural Therapist 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 and knowing how our brain works on an emotional basis is key.  

I worked for four years in partnership as a psychotherapist. I now run a professional private stand-alone-therapy practice which is comfortable and safe, 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 and other emotional conditions.

I work one day a week at Engayne primary school helping children through play to recognise their emotions. I have helped teenagers who self harm, working with repairing 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

Experience with

Couple/relationship Counselling;
Anxiety disorders;
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD);
Eating Disorders;
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD);
Sleep Disorders;

Member organisations


Accredited register membership


Personal Counselling:                           one 50 minute session = £45 / Block of six = £258
Relationship Counselling:                     one 60 minute session = £60 / Block of six = £348
Children:                                             one 40 minute session = £27 / Block of six = £144
OAP/Students:                                     one 40 minute session = £30 / Block of six = £162
Unemployed concessions on request.

I also accept Health Insurances: BUPA, WPA, Cigna, Prue Health and AVIVA referrals.

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…'

Maps & Directions

Upminster, RM14

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Wheelchair access: Unspecified


8am to 8pm 6 days per week

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme