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About me

Everyone has a different reason as to why they are seeking counselling. You could be feeling anxious, unable to cope, distressed, have low self-esteem or just want to be heard. No two people are exactly the same. We are all individuals. We are all unique.

My name is Ellen, and I am a person-centred counsellor offering 1-2-1 counselling sessions. I offer a confidential, safe environment where you can speak freely, without judgment.

I currently offer sessions facilitated either online (Zoom), walk and talk or via the phone, to over 18’s. Your sessions can be either long or short term the choice is yours.

I am unable to offer advice and I will never dictate what you should do or how you should deal with a situation, that is not what I am here for. I am here to listen to you and provide you with an unbiased ear. I aim to provide you with an environment where you feel safe and comfortable enough to be able to explore your thoughts and feelings. At all times, your counselling is led by you.

I understand that you may be nervous, it takes courage to seek counselling and even more courage to make the initial contact with a potential counsellor. Your reasons for seeking counselling may already be causing you some distress, I understand this and will do everything that I can to make you feel at ease.

Before your counselling sessions start, I offer a free 15 (or so) minute telephone assessment. Here you will have the opportunity to ask me any questions and it will also give you the opportunity to decide if I am the right counsellor for you. Once you have decided that I am, we will make an appointment for your first session, at a date and time that is convenient for us both.

I look forward to hearing from you.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • ABC Level 4 Diploma in the Theory and Practice of Counselling
  • Certificate in Counselling Skills
  • Certificate in Online and Telephone Counselling
  • Certificate in Drug Awareness level 1
  • Certificate in Drug Awareness Studies & their applications level 2
  • Certificate in Understanding Children and Young People's Mental Health level 2
  • Certificate in Awareness of Mental Health Problems level 2

Member organisations

BACP

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

  • Humanistic therapies
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Walk and Talk Therapy

Fees

Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers
  • Low income
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Additional information

£35 per hour for over 18

£30 per hour for students and OAPs

Availability

I have a flexible diary

Further information

I am fully insured

Please feel free to text, email or call me.

Silverdale Enterprise Park, Silverdale
Newcastle Under Lyme
ST5

Type of session

Online
Phone

Types of client

Adults
Older adults

Key details

DBS checked

Online platforms

Zoom

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Ellen Watton-Emsley

Ellen Watton-Emsley