Ellie Rowland-Callanan

Verified Professional Verified Professional
Verified Professional

Every professional displayed on Counselling Directory has been independently verified by our team to ensure they have suitable credentials to practise.

she/her/they/them
MNCPS (Acc), Cert Hyp CS MCIM | Psychotherapeutic Counsellor
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

London E3 & EC4N
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

I am an accredited psychotherapeutic counsellor supporting clients with a wide range of issues including feelings of stress or anxiety, intimacy issues, LGBTQ+ sexuality and gender questioning, relationship problems, grief, loss or bereavement, addiction and habits, trauma and post-traumatic stress, depression, low self-esteem, anger management, family struggles, ADHD, Autism, neurodivergence and sleep issues.

My role is to provide a safe place and guidance to support you in your self-discovery, facilitating you in examining your life and making meaningful choices within it. I take an empathetic, person-centred approach, providing affirmation and non-judgement. 

I offer a wealth of opportunities for reflection in a confidential, mindful and objective environment. We will explore in a way which can lead to fresh perspectives and deeper understanding of yourself and your needs. You may come to counselling for support with anxiety or depression, to explore the past, or perhaps for an objective space to figure out what is happening for you.

Counselling is not about providing advice or solutions. It is to empower you to make your own choices and changes in your life. 

I am an integrative counsellor and I use a variety of models, in an intersectional feminist way, understanding that many of these were not created to support a diverse community, and have previously cause harm to marginalised people. Wherever I can in my practice I seek to continuously decolonise approaches to the therapy I offer you, and we will work as equals in the space. 

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Level 5 Professional Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling 
  • Level 4 Diploma in Counselling Skills and Theory
  • Level 3 Certificate in Hypnotherapy and Counselling Skills
  • Working with Trans and Gender Diverse Clients (Gendered Intelligence)
  • Creative Writing Therapeutic Practitioner (ZunTold)
  • BA Hons Drama
  • Chartered Communications Professional (CIM)

My profession is Psychotherapeutic Counsellor, MNCPS (Acc). I am a registered member of the National Counselling and Psychotherapy Society (NCPS), adhering to this Ethical Framework. I am also an individual member of the BACP.

I work in a pluralistic way, using a variety of therapeutic models. We can work together to incorporate specific modalities, and/or creative writing and journalling techniques to facilitate your individual journey.

My areas of specialism include LGBTQIA+ affirmative and creative writing therapies. Prior to becoming a counsellor I worked as a senior communications strategist in the City of London. I bring valuable experiences of writing,  mentoring teams and individuals, and leading in corporate workplaces into the therapy and coaching I offer.

I also incorporate hypnotherapy into our work on request.

National Counselling and Psychotherapy Society Accredited Membership - NCS20-01781
MNCPS (Acc.)

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.

NCPS
National Counselling & Psychotherapy Society (NCPS)

The National Counselling and Psychotherapy Society

This Not For Profit association of counsellors and psychotherapists aim to support the counselling profession, members and training organisations.

In 2013 the NCS register was accredited by the Professional Standards Authority under the Accredited Voluntary Register Scheme. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

National Counselling & Psychotherapy Society
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.

National Counselling & Psychotherapy Society

Other areas of counselling I deal with

  • Creative Writing Therapy
  • Gender, Sexual and Relationship Diversity Therapy (GSRD)
  • Intersectional Feminist Therapy

Photos & videos

Fees

£50.00 - £90.00
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed
  • Refugees

Health Insurance/EAP

  • WPA
  • Vitality
  • Aviva
  • Cigna

Additional information

  • Standard rate £60 per session for individual face to face counselling (50 minutes)
  • Standard rate £50 per session for individual online counselling (50 minutes)
  • Standard rate £90 per session for couples face to face counselling
  • Limited concession rates are available, advertised periodically on social media
  • We will usually meet weekly at the same time and day, which can be agreed at the initial appointment.
  • I encourage all clients to keep regular attendance for the agreed programme of sessions to achieve an optimal outcome. No-shows are chargeable if they cannot be rearranged. 

I work in-person, based in either Bow, east London, or City of London. I also work online or by telephone, UK-wide. In addition, I offer walking sessions in London parks, which can work especially well for neurodivergent clients, and those who prefer to be active when talking through issues.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

I currently have good availability for day time slots and limited availability for evening sessions.

Further information

"Ellie has been wonderful. It has been helpful to have a protected safe space to unpack and get curious about my own experiences and thoughts. I would say I'm fairly reflective but it cannot compare to being in a space with someone qualified and exploring together." Anonymous

"I started counselling sessions with Ellie, having recently come out in my late twenties, and was struggling with self-acceptance, guilt, and many fears and questions about my identity and my future. I found our sessions to be a really safe space to explore those fears and questions without judgement, and unpack some of the beliefs that were holding me back from living more authentically as myself. 
Being in my first queer relationship also brought up some challenging situations, and I found that talking those through with Ellie had a really positive impact on my relationship with my girlfriend. I feel our sessions have helped me in developing more self compassion and understanding, and being more confident and accepting of my sexuality and my journey." Anonymous 

What to expect in your first session

Following a free initial call and contracting, we will arrange a time which is convenient for you, for weekly consecutive sessions.

If you attend online, I will send you a video call link. If you attend by telephone, I will call you at the agreed time for our session. For online and telephone appointments it is important that you are in a private space so that you cannot be heard.

If you attend in-person, I have a private, ground floor therapeutic space (the cabin) at my home in east London (E3). I will send you my full address with your contract after our initial call.

For walking therapies, we will meet at a pre-arranged location and undertake our 50-minute session on foot in a local park each week.

London, England, E3

Albert Buildings, 49 Queen Victoria Street, London, Greater London, EC4N 4SA

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people (13-17)
Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Groups
Organisations

Key details

DBS check

In England and Wales, the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS, formerly known as CRB) carry out criminal records checks for individuals working with vulnerable groups, such as children. To find out more, visit gov.uk , or contact this professional directly

Ground floor access, can be held in a step-free location at certain daytime hours. Can discuss provision of local home visits. Online/telephone therapy available.

Additional languages

Spanish

Basic understanding of Spanish.

Online platforms

Whatsapp
Google Meet

Social