Estar Wells BSc Psych (Hons) MBPsS Dip.Couns Reg. MBACP
Are you hurting or feeling a bit lost and wondering how you can get through this? Perhaps you need a little help along the way.
Such a lot can change in a person’s life if only they can make that first step and be heard. My commitment is to provide you with this time for you to reflect, explore and move forward. I feel strongly about people being able to have access to counselling and confidential help when it’s needed and I am dedicated to this.
My therapeutic approach is calm and patient. I keep a very open heart and I am non-judgemental. So whatever you want to talk about, whatever is worrying you, I am here to give you my complete attention and respect, as we work together on a journey towards acceptance or change in your life. You will find a warm, professional and meaningful counsellor/client relationship in which it’s easy and comfortable for you to communicate.
As a fully qualified and experienced therapeutic counsellor, registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy and member of the British Psychological Society, I work according to their regulations and guidelines for good ethical practice and work to a high standard. I attend regular ongoing private Clinical Supervision, training courses and workshops which form my Continuing Personal Development (CPD) continually required by the BACP and BPS. I offer face to face sessions in my private therapy room, or telephone sessions. I work with individuals, couples and families.
Training, qualifications & experience
BACP Certificate of Proficiency
Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
BSc Psych (Hons) (BPS accredited)
L3 Certificate in Life Coaching
Couples Counselling (The Counselling Academy)
Supporting Male Victims of Domestic Abuse (The Mankind Initiative & CPD Standards Office)
'Transitioner’ Counselling Training for Voyager Project (Age Connect)
Volunteering and Community Engagement (ALW)
Telephone Counselling Training (Cruse)
Endings, Evaluations and Outcomes (Cruse)
Creative Journaling (Cruse)
Solution Focused Therapy (Cruse)
Helping Bereaved Children and Young People (Cruse)
Dementia Awareness Training (Cruse)
Photography as a Therapeutic Tool (Experiential Workshop)
Safeguarding Training (Cruse)
Sudden and Traumatic Death (Cruse)
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (Cruse)
Neuro Linguistic Programming (Cruse)
Responding to Disclosures; Supporting Survivors of Sexual Violence; Equality and Diversity; Demystifying Child Sexual Exploitation; Impact of Childhood Sexual Violence; Safeguarding Children; Safeguarding Adults; Suicide (RASA-Rape and Sexual Abuse)
Theories and Skills of Family Therapy (WEA)
Awareness in Bereavement Care (Cruse/Ascentis)
Sand and Art Therapy (Experiential Workshop)
Bereavement Counselling (WEA)
Counselling Adolescents (WEA)
Counselling Skills (WEA)
TEFL (Teaching English) (I-to-I Learning)
Counselling for Teachers (Community Help Service Brussels)
Professional Registration & Membership:
Registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP)
Graduate member of the British Psychological Society
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Attachment disorder
- Career counselling
- Drug abuse
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Relationship problems
- Separation and divorce
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Stress and Anxiety
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My fees for Counselling are £37 per session.
I also offer concessions based on circumstances.
An initial session will be offered in which I can make an assessment. This will be at the minimum fee of £15. Further sessions can then be arranged if you are happy and comfortable with this.
Life coaching is available at a rate of £45 per session.
I completed my BSc (Hons) in Psychology, specialising in Cognitive Psychology, Child Psychology and Social Psychology, my diploma in Therapeutic Counselling and hold certificates including Theories and Skills of Family Therapy, Counselling Adolescents, Bereavement Counselling, Supporting Male Victims of Domestic Abuse, Solution Focused Therapy and others. As well as running my own private practice, I also work with Cruse Bereavement Services and with Families Need Fathers Both Parents Matter. I have experience working with a wide range of issues including relationship difficulties, depression, stress, anxiety, low self-esteem, family issues, sexual abuse and bereavement.
Whilst my approach is integrative, drawing from different theories according to the needs of individual clients, including Person Centred theory, Psychodynamic theory, Transactional Analysis, and CBT, some clients prefer a more structured approach for specific goals they would like to work towards in their life. This Solution Focused or Brief Therapy method is sometimes included in the way I work with certain clients in my counselling practice, when appropriate. Additionally, as a fully qualified life coach, I also offer life coaching as another separate service.
I take referrals from:
- Individuals & couples.
- Employee assistance programmes.
- National Health Service.
- Agencies & charities.
- Schools & colleges.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Monday & Tuesday mornings, afternoons and evenings & Wednesday mornings
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|