Elsie Owen MBACP

Elsie Owen MBACP

Jesmond
Newcastle Upon Tyne
NE2

(+44) 7921 503983

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About me

When we meet, I’ll do everything I can to help you to feel comfortable. It can be daunting to meet a therapist for the first time and it’s important to me that you feel safe throughout the counselling process.

We will begin by getting to know each other, which will help us to identify what approach is best for you. I’ll be there to support you as we learn more about your difficulties, together.

This will create a good grounding for us to start to explore the basis and roots of your challenges. I’ll bring into your awareness the feelings I sense you might be experiencing, patterns in your behaviour that I notice and anything else that I feel might be useful in helping you to find your solution.

I have experience of working with people facing:

  • Anxiety including worrying, generalised anxiety disorder, panic disorder and obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
  • Phobias
  • Depression including low mood, feeling sad and post natal depression
  • Loneliness
  • Grief, bereavement and loss
  • Stress including work-related stress
  • Family issues
  • Relationship issues including separation and divorce, affairs and betrayals
  • Issues around sex, sexuality and identity
  • Trauma including sexual abuse, emotional abuse, childhood abuse and childhood bullying
  • Anger management and behaviour problems
  • Low self-esteem and low self-confidence issues
  • Eating disorders
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)

I also have particular experience of working with families affected by Autism Spectrum Disorder and Asperger’s Syndrome.

Don't see the issues you are facing in this list?

This is simply an overview of the areas I have experience of helping people overcome. So if you like the sound of the way I work but the issues you are facing aren't listed here, this doesn't mean that I can't help you; I would still encourage you to get in touch with me to explore the possibility of us working together.

It's really important to me that you find the right therapist for you. If after hearing about what you are facing I feel someone else would be a better match for you, I will do all I can to support you in finding another therapist to try.

How I will work with you

I am a qualified Psychotherapeutic Counsellor, having trained at the Northern Guild for Psychotherapy and Counselling - one of the leading training institutes in the North East.

I will work with you from a relational perspective, paying close attention to the relationship that we build so I can establish what you need from our time together to reach your goals. My core training is in Transactional Analysis and I integrate this with other ideas and tools from the attachment, creative and humanistic approaches to therapy.

I enjoy working with people both over a longer period to help them reach a place of lasting change and over a shorter period where I offer solution focused brief therapy. In both cases, I like to allow for the process of therapy to develop at a natural pace. This means that the way we work will be individual to you, your story and the person you are.

How to contact me

If you are wondering whether I might be the right counsellor for you, you can get in touch via the form or contact details on this page. I will respond within 24 hours unless I am on leave – in which case you’ll receive an automated email letting you know when you can expect to hear from me, or hear a voicemail giving you the same information.

You can also book a free 15-minute phone call or half-price initial consultation via my website - link at the top of this page.

Everyone feels differently about contacting a counsellor for the first time; my hope is that the range of contact options above will provide you with the chance to contact me in the way you feel most comfortable with.

Training, qualifications & experience

Qualifications:

I am a qualified Psychotherapeutic Counsellor, having trained at the Northern Guild for Psychotherapy and Counselling - one of the leading training institutes in the North East.

-       Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling with distinction (Level 6 equivalent)

I am a registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). This means that I work in line with their guidelines for professional and ethical practice to keep us both safe.

As an integrative therapist, I draw on a variety of approaches and tools which means that therapy with me is flexible and adaptable. The approaches I draw on stem from humanistic therapies and include Transactional Analysis, person-centred therapy, attachment, Gestalt therapy, creative therapies and psychotherapy.

Experience:

I have worked with a range of men and women between the ages of 18 and 84, all with varying backgrounds and reasons for coming into therapy. Some clients have come to see me having had previous experience of therapy and others having had no counselling or therapy before.

I have worked with clients within various settings including NHS referrals, charities and privately. The clients I have worked with have overcome a range of issues including anxiety and worrying, phobias, depression, low mood (feeling sad), grief, bereavement and loss, stress, family issues, relationship issues including separation, divorce, affairs and betrayals, low self-esteem and low self-confidence issues, trauma and sexual abuse. I also have particular experience of working with families affected by Autism Spectrum Disorder and Asperger’s Syndrome.

I provide both brief, solution-centred and short-term counselling and longer-term depth therapy to suit your wishes.

Member organisations

BACP

Accredited register membership

Fees

Sessions are £45 per hour and your first session is half-price. Concession rates are available. I currently have availability on a Monday evening and Thursday daytime.

Further information

I enjoy working with people over a longer period to help them reach a place of lasting change and transformation and I allow for the process of therapy to develop at a natural pace. This means that the way we work will be individual to you, your story and the person you are.

Taking the first steps towards seeking help can feel scary and overwhelming. If you're wondering if counselling is the right next step for you, I invite you to send me an email or give me a call. I'm more than happy to answer your questions and help you to make the right decision for you. There's absolutely no obligation to make an appointment.

I really look forward to hearing from you.

Maps & Directions

Jesmond, NE2

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: No
Face to face counselling: Yes
Home visits: No

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None

Accessibility

Wheelchair access: Yes

Availability

I currently have evening availability on a Monday and daytime availability on a Thursday.

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults