Ellen Yun

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MA, BA, IFS Level 3, Registered Member MBACP, ACC Member
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London E1 & Pinner HA5
Limited availability
Limited availability

This professional is accepting new clients but may have a waitlist. Please enquire with them directly to discuss availability.

About me

Hello! My name is Ellen and thanks for stopping at my profile.  

It may be your first time looking into therapy or you might be thinking of exploring therapy again.  It can be a daunting experience so a very warm welcome to you.

I am a highly experienced Integrative Psychotherapist and Internal Family Systems (IFS) Level 3 trained Therapist on the IFS certification track with over 15 years of offering therapy.

I am ‘The Journeying Therapist’; compassionately meeting you where you are at, walking with you to navigate what you are going through, supporting you to gain clarity for the road ahead.

Our paths may meet for a brief time, I might accompany you for a stage of your journey or maybe we’ll meet at regular signposts .  However short or long the journey and whatever your needs are at that point, it will be a privilege to accompany you on the way.

I look forward to journeying with you.

Helping you make sense of what you are going through

Are you feeling stuck and don't know how to move forward?  Maybe you've been going round and around in circles for awhile and want to have some clarity about how to move forward in a way that's authentic and right for you.

Maybe you’ve noticed that there are things in you that have been bubbling up, something isn’t right, you’re feeling anxious, depressed, overwhelmed, worried, angry, eating or sleeping more or less, stuck in some areas of your life but you’re not sure how to approach them or where to begin.  

Maybe you’ve noticed that you have certain tendencies like people pleasing, perfectionism, avoidance, self harm, being critical, shaming and blaming, being vigilant, minimising, over-compensating, procrastinating or others, but you don’t know how to change them.

The last few years have also been tough on many fronts locally and globally.  It makes sense that you might be feeling unsettled, anxious, overwhelmed, depressed amongst other feelings.  

It is also understandable that the last few years might have activated past memories or experiences that you thought were in the past, but you might find yourself feeling, thinking or behaving in those ways again but you don’t know why.

What I Offer

I offer you a warm, compassionate, open and curious space to support you in bringing clarity to what you are experiencing.  Having therapy with me gives you the intentional time, space and permission to look at the things you want to address. This could be yourself, your relationships, the areas, responses, attitudes and behaviours that you want to understand more deeply, amongst others, and to heal and transform those areas to live a much fuller and more authentic life.

Areas of Expertise:

I am an experienced Therapist offering counselling in a number of issues, some of which include:

  • Relationship and Family Problems
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Feeling Sad
  • OCD
  • Self Harm
  • Panic Attacks
  • Low Self-Esteem and Confidence
  • Unresolved Past Hurts and Regrets
  • Life Transitions
  • Stress and Work Related Issues
  • Addiction
  • Suicidal Thoughts
  • Changes & Transitions
  • Intergenerational trauma
  • British Chinese Identity
  • Racism

I counsel from the following locations:

* Online using Zoom, Whatsapp Video or FaceTime

* Walk and Talk Therapy Outdoors

* In Person Therapy

My Approach

As an Integrative Counsellor I work in a holistic manner with a client led approach and tailor therapy according to the needs of each person.   Establishing a therapeutic relationship with you I believe, is a key for any progress to be made. Part of being integrative is offering you what I call a 'toolbox' of ways to help you tell your story, in your way, including Person Centred Therapy and various Creative Approaches as sometimes, a picture can paint a thousand words.

I also am Internal Family Systems (IFS) Level 3 trained. (https://ifs-institute.com)

My Christian faith informs my views of human beings but I do not impose my own beliefs or values. I respect each person's individual right to their own beliefs. I am open to discussing issues of faith, religion and spirituality as part of the counselling process if you request it.

I offer short (up to 6 sessions) and medium (6-12 sessions) term therapy, as well as long term open ended therapy.

Outside of private practice I also work as a Supervisor, Guest Lecturer and Speaker.

Training, qualifications & experience

Training & Qualifications

  • Internal Family Systems (IFS) Level 3 trained
  • Diploma in Supervision
  • MA in Integrative Psychotherapy
  • Diploma in Christian Counselling
  • BA Psychology

Experience

I have experience of counselling primary school aged children, secondary school aged children and adults.

In addition to my counselling experience I have worked for many years in a charity that supports people who are long term unemployed, as well as disadvantaged members of the community. I also have significant experience of working with young people who have either been excluded from school, who have been to prison or who were school refusers in a Department Manager capacity, as well as as a Young People’s Counsellor.

I also have experience of working in the public sector, supporting families who were experiencing various challenges.  In particular my work focused on giving support to families during periods of transition, such as those receiving various new diagnoses for their children, and the practical and emotional complexities and impact that arise from experiencing such transitions.

Member organisations

BACP
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

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.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

  • Unresolved past issues and regrets
  • Change and transitions
  • Identity and culture (I have experience of the issues a person might face when living in a culture or ethnicity different to one's own, and the impact that can have on one's identity)
  • Other addictive behaviours

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Fees

£80.00 - £128.00
Free initial telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income

Health Insurance/EAP

  • Cigna

Additional information

Adults

Complementary 20 minute Discovery Session:
Choosing a Counsellor who you feel comfortable with is important. This initial session helps us find out more about each other, and for us to decide if we would be a good fit to continue working together.

£80 per 50 minute session

Longer sessions can be booked for those that want longer time.  Individual sessions can also be extended with agreement for deeper work that arises in session.

£104 per 65 minute session

£128 per 80 minute session

A limited number of concessions are available. Please feel free to enquire about availability.

I offer short (up to 6 sessions) and medium (6-12 sessions) term therapy, as well as long term open ended therapy.

When I work

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Further information

How Does Therapy 'Work'?

If you have never had therapy before, and even if you have, it can be a daunting experience. Telling a complete stranger your issues can feel surreal and unnatural.

Therapy is process. It is a journey of discovery for you, and for me, because I believe that everyone is individual and unique and that no two peoples experience or therapy process is the same. I respect who you are, the individual and unique experience that you bring and want to hear and understand your story, in your words.

From getting to know you I can offer different ways of helping to you to understand the issues that are concerning you and to figure out a way forward. I offer a client led approach; therefore no two peoples experience, content or time taken in therapy is comparable. It is your process, your journey, your time and I walk that with you.

Testimonials

Here is a flavour of what therapy with me was like for one person I worked with:

"It took me years and years to get the courage to go to my GP and tell him I believe I suffered from depression and anxiety. Years of panic attacks, dark thoughts, loneliness and denial. 5 minutes later, I was leaving with a prescription for anti-depressants and advice to go to counselling. It took me another 6 months to arrange counselling. I struggle to talk about my feelings and to ask for help generally and I was still kind of in denial.

I found Ellen through a review website and she seemed to be down to earth. Ellen's profile stood out to me but I can't now put a finger on why. We exchanged emails and then a phone call and set an appointment date. I was pleased with myself but also terrified. When I turned up I was so nervous. Ellen was so calm and relaxed and I spent the next hour throwing up negative life events that I had self diagnosed as the cause of my issues. It made little sense but Ellen listened attentively and an hour flew by. At no point did I feel judged which is a big thing for me.

I walked out and was consumed with anxiety for sharing all those things but also for my non-sensical approach. Ellen wasn't phased. Over the next 6 weeks I would come to look forward to our chats and by the last week, it was genuinely the highlight of my week. I am far from an expert about techniques but I feel the most comfortable and happy with who I am than I have ever felt in my life and I'm 31. I had the confidence to move aboard on my own a few months after our sessions and I previously didn't like doing anything on my own.

Ellen has given me a belief system, an outlook and a calmness to my life that I've never had before. A way to not be consumed and to step back and appreciate. I discovered what the panic attacks were and how to identify the feeling before they start. I now have a whole tool box of ways to deal with the black fog and can identify that also even when I'm in deep. All this and I can't say one specific thing that Ellen told me because that's not her approach. It's not a lecture, it's not listen to this and you'll be cured. I should note that I was open and willing to read what was suggested and work on the techniques. As a result, I no longer need the anti-depressants.

I feel like I've woken up to life and what Ellen has made me realise is that it was there all along, I just wasn't being present in it. I had a moment on London Bridge midway through our sessions. I'd spent years powerwalking to my office , absent-mindlessly planning my day or being grumpy about something or someone. That moment, I wasn't thinking, I was just there and I could feel the sun on my shoulders and my face and I looked around for the first time on my commute and the view was beautiful, I'd seen it a thousand times but I'd never appreciated it until that moment. It was that moment that I knew I could feel free."

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Adults
Older adults

Supervision

In person
Online
Phone

Passionate advocate of supervision to grow personally and professionally. I am committed to anti-oppressive and anti-racist practice.

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