Ewen Purcell

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Northampton, Northamptonshire, NN3
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

I specialise in working with individuals experiencing low self-esteem, to develop an improved understanding of yourself and others, so you can change how you think and feel about yourself, be more confident, less self-critical and feel more positive

Self-esteem refers to how we think and feel about ourselves, and the value we place on ourselves as a person. If we have a negative opinion of ourselves, feel we are less capable than others, or think we are not good enough, we may be experiencing low self-esteem.

You may judge yourself based on what other people think; you may feel like you are a disappointment or blame yourself for everything. You may feel like a failure, like nobody cares, frequently criticising and putting yourself down.

You may struggle to accept compliments, brushing these aside and minimising them as ‘no big deal’ and instead focussing on the mistakes you made. You may feel anxious, depressed, angry, and sad, sometimes all at once.

You can feel dissatisfied and unhappy, avoiding challenges and opportunities for fear of not being good enough. You may seek reassurance from others, or struggle to sleep, thoughts racing, feeling anxious and not knowing why, as though you are constantly on edge.

It is important to know that you are not alone. Low self-esteem is a common problem for many people.

My Approach

My approach to counselling and psychotherapy is based on the philosophy of requiring open-mindedness, patience, flexibility, empathy, and willingness to enter your world. You are your best asset, and I will work with you to help develop an improved understanding of yourself and others, enabling you to find your own solutions

I will engage with your reflections on the significance of what is happening in your life and enable your experiences to be expressed in their own terms, helping you make sense of your world.

We will identify the best course of action for you, and work toward improving your well-being,  incorporating different techniques and ways of working from a range of theories, while promoting self-care and self-compassion.

To book an appointment or arrange a free, initial 30-minute telephone or Zoom consultation with no obligation, please contact me at ewen.purcell@overstonecounselling.org. Enquiries will be responded to via email, within 48 hours.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Arts Foundation Degree – Integrative Counselling (FDA) – University of Leicester
  • Registered member of the BACP (British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy) Membership No. 381585
  • Year I began practice - 2018

Member organisations

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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£60.00 per session
Free initial telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

Session fees are £60.00 for 50 minutes (a therapeutic hour) 

Concessions: Student and trainee counsellors: £40.00 for 50 minutes (a therapeutic hour)

Sessions are payable by Bank Transfer, ideally 24 hours in advance to confirm your appointment, or within 7 days following your appointment.

Cancellations with less than 24 hours’ notice and missed appointments will be charged the full session fee

To book an appointment or arrange a free, initial 30-minute telephone or Zoom consultation with no obligation, please contact me at ewen.purcell@overstonecounselling.org. Enquiries will be responded to via email, within 48 hours

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Office Hours

  • Mondays & Thursdays: 12:00pm – 9:00pm
  • Tuesdays (every other): 12:00pm – 8:00pm
  • Wednesdays: 6:00pm – 9:00pm
  • Fridays: 12:00 – 7:00pm
  • Saturdays: 9:00am – 1:00pm

Further information

I provide a safe, ethical, and confidential environment for you talk about your thoughts and feelings without fear of judgement. In-person or online sessions available weekdays, evenings, and weekends, depending on your preference and location.

I take an active role in the counselling relationship, investing in you and your experiences, to work toward achieving the best outcome for you. I share knowledge and information, when relevant, using different techniques, tailored to match your needs. 

I will work with you to develop coping mechanisms and strategies for the present, while exploring significant events from the past. I use several methods in my work, including working creatively, letter writing and journalling, and sharing self-help information and tools.

Appointments are available from 12:00pm until 8:00pm (last appointment) Monday, Wednesday & Thursday, and from 9:00am until 12:00pm (last appointment) on Saturday and Sunday

Enquiries will be responded to via email, within 48 hours

Northampton, Northamptonshire, NN3

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Types of client

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

Key details

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In person

I am undertaking my CPCAB Level 6 Certificate in Therapeutic Supervision and am offering a reduced rate of supervision until May 2024.

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Ewen Purcell
Ewen Purcell