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BScPsy(Hons.) MBACP, MBABCP(Accred) Counsellor/CBT therapist

About me

I am a fully qualified and experienced counsellor registered with the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and a fully qualified and accredited cognitive behavioural therapist with the British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy (BABCP). I offer all my clients a safe, professional, non-judgemental and confidential environment in which they can explore any past or present issues. With my CBT work I offer evidence based interventions adapted to each individual's needs and I have experience of working with many different issues, including depression, generalised anxiety, health anxiety, social anxiety, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), phobias, post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), sexual, emotional and physical abuse, grief and (work related) stress. I am able to offer face-to-face appointments and appointments via telephone and ZOOM.

Training, qualifications & experience

CRUSE Bereavement training.

Childline counselling and switchboard training.

BSc (Hons). Degree in Psychology (LJMU)
Fast Track Intermediate Certificate in Counselling
Postgraduate Diploma (Level 7) in Counselling (Chester University)
Postgraduate Diploma (Level 7) in CBT (Edge Hill University)
I am fully committed to continuing professional development and hold a range of additional certificates from counselling and CBT related workshops. Every year I complete safeguarding adults and children training and I have an up to date enhanced DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) Certificate.

I am registered with BACP and I adhere to their codes of ethics.

I am fully accredited with BABCP and I adhere to their codes of ethics.

I have several years of (on-going) experience of working in the NHS and I have several years experience working for charities specialising in bereavement (Cruse bereavement care), children (Childline), sexual violence (CSVSS) and mental health issues (MIND).

Member organisations


British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy


Additional information

Please contact Ellen for session rate.

Further information

An initial meeting is our first opportunity to discuss what has been troubling you and how these difficulties are affecting you. This meeting will also give you an opportunity to decide whether you feel that a therapeutic approach may be helpful for you to manage or overcome your difficulties.

I am able to undertake both short and long term counselling and CBT dependent on each individual's needs.

If you would like to find out more information or you would like to make an appointment, please contact me by telephone or email.

Chester, Cheshire, CH2

Wirral, Merseyside, CH60

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

DBS check

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