Ellen Williams (PgDip Couns., Reg. MBACP)
I am an experienced Person Centred Counsellor, specialising in working in emotionally intensive environments, since 2014. Alongside counselling, I have worked in charities in the social care sector for more than ten years. Mostly, but not exclusively, I work with people who live with Autism Spectrum Conditions (ASC).
I’m able to work on both a short- and long-term basis and I am willing to negotiate what you need from me and work together to find a number of sessions or therapy journey that’s right for you.
I became a Counsellor because therapy has helped me a lot in my life by enabling me to anchor my emotions, take control of my anxiety and giving me the space to rummage through my thoughts.
I’m from Edinburgh and I’m a Mum to an inquisitive and bold wee one so that keeps me busy! I’m a passionate and friendly person I am used to working with lots of different people and I tend to make connections quickly.
I lead a holistic life, because maintaining both body and mind keeps me centred, I practice yoga, I enjoy meditation, and I think this influences all areas of my life.
I aim to provide a safe space where you can bring any issue in your life. I’m a visual person so I use visualisation, metaphor to enable me to communicate my understanding of your world/feelings/thoughts during sessions.
Training, qualifications & experience
I currently work in a University Student Counselling service.
Throughout my mental health career, I have chosen to work in either Person Centred and/or Holistic environments. This has given me a strong understanding of a Person-Centred approach and an appreciation for individuality as I have worked with many different people who needed different approaches.
Strathclyde University, Postgraduate Diploma in Person Centred Counselling.
West Lothian College, SVQ level 4 -Social Care and Management.
Edinburgh’s Telford College, HNC Counselling.
University of Stirling, BA (Hons) Film and Media Studies.
I have worked in PF Counselling Service, The Health Agency at Wester Hailes Healthy Living Centre and Simpson House Substance Misuse Project.
I have worked in many roles as a Team Leader, Senior Support Worker, Support Worker and a Volunteer Group Facilitator in supported living and community outreach projects.
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
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I specialise in working with people with Autism. I also have experience of working with anxiety, depression and OCD (Obsessive Compulsive Disorder).
Please get in touch by emailing me, calling me or we can arrange to video chat. I offer a 30-minute free consultation.
£50 per Counselling session. (50 mins)