Elsie Owen Psychotherapeutic Counsellor, MBACP
Do you notice that you compare yourself to others? It’s really easy to feel like we aren’t good enough. It could be that you adapt to fit in with everyone else and find it hard to communicate your needs. Maybe you struggle to set appropriate boundaries and saying no feels impossible. Perhaps you go along with other people to fit in, but end up feeling frustrated or not considered. You may wake up in the morning knowing you want things to be different, but not what that looks like, or how you can get there.
I’d welcome the opportunity to help you make sense of how you're feeling, so you can feel better about yourself and your life. I’ll gently ask questions that encourage you to tell me about who you are and what has brought you here, so we can work together to identify how you can feel happier and more content. I use tools from the person-centred, TA and creative approaches to therapy.
I’m currently working online which offers the warmth and connection of face-to-face sessions, but with added convenience and comfort. I’ll guide you through the process of creating a therapeutic space yourself, so you feel comfortable and safe for our sessions. I use end-to-end encrypted platforms to ensure we work securely and will be as flexible as possible about when we meet.
You’re welcome to email me to book a free 15-minute initial phone call or video session, so we can explore whether we are a good fit for working well together. If we don’t feel it’ll work, I can support you with finding someone else. My website will tell you more about me: www.elsieowen.com and you can also find me on Instagram as @the_peoplepleasing_therapist. I look forward to hearing from you.
Training, qualifications & experience
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.
Although I work with people facing a variety of issues, I have specific experience of working with those who are struggling with low self-esteem and difficulties with setting clear, healthy boundaries in their lives. I love working with people to help them figure out how to feel better about themselves and who they are, so that life becomes genuinely fulfilling and enjoyable.
I have completed in excess of 80-hours of additional experiential study on delivering effective counselling using via telephone and online mediums.
Northern Guild for Psychotherapy and Counselling:
- Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling with distinction (Level 6 equivalent)
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
Sessions are £60 per hour and your first session is half-price. Concession rates are available. I offer sessions throughout the week, including early mornings.