My name is Ellie. I am a fully qualified counsellor with a private practice in Steyning, West Sussex. I specialise in working on a one-to-one basis with young people and adults from a wide variety of backgrounds. I have a wealth of experience in education and work with young people, families and adults as both a teacher and a counsellor. I also work on a voluntary basis, counselling staff and patients at a local NHS trust. My door is open to adults and young people alike.
We all have times when we feel that life is getting on top of us. This is a natural part of all our realities, and our movement through these times is part of our overall growth and development as a person. Often we can successfully negotiate these difficult times or events ourselves, but sometimes we may decide that we need some support. This is where I aim to provide the help that you may need.
The Humanistic Counselling approach that I take is well documented in helping with many of the following areas:
· Low self esteem
· Family issues
· Feeling overwhelmed
A single counselling session lasts 50 minutes and usually takes place once a week. You may choose to have a few sessions over a short period of time, perhaps for just a matter of weeks to get you through a difficult time. However, you may like to work with me for a longer period, or maybe you just need support every now and then.
I will spend this time with you in the relaxed, comfortable setting of my therapy room. I will commit my time with you to listening without making judgement, in order to develop a holistic understanding of you as a unique person. We will work together in confidentiality so that we can further understand what has brought you to counselling. In the safe space of the therapy room we can begin experimenting with ways of being that may alleviate future unease, in order to find more satisfying and fulfilling ways of living your life.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am qualified with a Post Graduate Diploma in Humanistic Psychotherapeutic Counselling. I am a registered member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP) and subscribe to their Code of Ethics and Professional Practice. I also hold a current, enhanced DBS certificate for my work with young people and children.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Attachment disorder
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Sex problems
- Suicidal thoughts
- Tourette's syndrome
- Work-related stress
- Young carers
Your initial consultation will be free and will last 30 minutes. This will enable me to get to know a little bit about you. It will also give you the opportunity to ask any questions you may have, talk about your concerns and discuss your goals for counselling.
Each subsequent session will last 50 minutes and will cost £40.
Concessionary rates may be available upon request if you are a trainee counsellor or on a low income. Please feel free to discuss this with me when you first get in touch.
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Type of session
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