Elsie Owen Psychotherapeutic Counsellor, MBACP
Maybe you feel the current situation has created time to explore issues you have been aware of for a while. It could be that you struggle with setting clear boundaries or that you compare yourself to friends, family or co-workers. Life in lockdown is challenging and everyone's response will be different. Our futures are uncertain right now and we are all coping in different ways. You may be facing difficulties with finding a work-life balance or feelings of uncertainty about your future.
Online therapy provides the connection and warmth of face-to-face sessions, but with added comfort and convenience. I would love the opportunity to help you make sense of how you are feeling, so you can feel better in yourself and about your life. I use tools from the person-centred, TA and creative approaches to therapy.
We’ll find creative ways to make online therapy work for you and I will guide you through the process of creating a safe and therapeutic space at home. You are welcome to email me to book a free 15-minute phone call or video session, or half-price initial 50-min session. My website can tell you more: www.elsieowen.com.
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 low self-confidence. 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.
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
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Sessions are £45 or £50 per hour and your first session is half-price. Concession rates are available. I offer sessions throughout the week including early mornings and evenings.