Ewen Purcell

Northampton, Northamptonshire, NN3
07592 098524 07592 098524
Northampton, Northamptonshire, NN3

About me

Let’s face it – life isn’t 9 ‘til 5 anymore and for some, counselling during the day is not an option. I struggled balancing my existing commitments and finding counselling outside of normal hours, so I established Overstone Counselling to offer exactly that - a convenient counselling service at evenings and weekends, for individuals who need flexibility to fit around their existing commitments.

My Approach:

I believe each client is unique and there is no single approach to fit all clients. My counselling technique is tailored to match your individual needs and I aim to improve wellness across your mental, physical and emotional health. I can help you to realise your goals, working with you to understand the causes of your obstacles and finding ways to overcome them. No judgement, no hidden agenda, just 100% you.

I understand talking about your thoughts and feelings to someone you don’t know can seem daunting; it can also be incredibly rewarding and beneficial. Sharing your thoughts and feelings in a confidential environment provides an opportunity for you to pause and reflect and build a deeper understanding of yourself without fear of judgement. I will support you throughout your counselling, led by you and what matters to you.

How I can help:

My particular areas of interest are working with Anxiety, Depression and Self-Esteem, including coping skills, relationship issues, stress, sleeping difficulties/insomnia and self-harming.

  • I can help you identify ways to feel less worried and manage the sense of panic that can seem so overwhelming, exploring why you may feel restless and constantly on edge, working to develop tools to help manage your feelings of panic, fear and nausea.
  • If you are experiencing feelings of sadness, have little or no motivation, have lost interest in things or have withdrawn from your usual life, I can support you reconnecting with your family, friends and social activities.
  • If you feel you are lacking confidence, that nobody cares or that you are not ‘good enough’, I can help you discover ways to feel more confident, be less critical and feel more positive, tackling challenges that once felt overwhelming.

If you would like to book an appointment or initial telephone consultation, please contact me at info@overstonecounselling.org

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Director/Charitable Trustee – The Leicester Counselling Centre
  • Volunteer counsellor – The Leicester Counselling Centre
  • Arts Foundation Degree – Integrative Counselling (FDA) – University of Leicester
  • Registered member of the (BACP) Membership No. 381585
  • Psychology MSc – University of Northampton (current study)

Member organisations


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

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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.

Therapies offered

  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Mindfulness
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Psychodynamic therapy
  • Solution focused brief therapy
  • Transactional analysis


Fees are £45 for a 50-minute session (a therapeutic hour), beginning with a free, initial telephone consultation and I am pleased to offer concessions to Student Counsellors and Trainee Counsellors.

The telephone consultation provides an opportunity to understand what you would like to achieve from counselling and to ask any questions you may have. There is no obligation following the consultation.

Counselling sessions then take place weekly, via online or telephone, on the same day and time unless otherwise agreed.

Counselling sessions are payable in advance by bank transfer and must be made at least 24 hours before your appointment.

Please contact me at info@overstonecounselling.org for further details.

Concessions offered for

  • Trainee counsellors

Further information

Overstone Counselling was established to provide a convenient counselling service at evenings and weekends for individuals who need the flexibility of a beneficial process that fits around the existing commitments they have.


Type of session

In person
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language
Other languages None


Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair user access


I offer online and telephone counselling services outside of normal working hours, with appointments from 6.30 pm on weekdays and until 1.00 pm on weekends.

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme
Ewen Purcell

Ewen Purcell