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About me

I specialise in working with anxiety, depression, feelings of sadness, low self-esteem, and low self-confidence, including coping skills, relationship issues, work-related stress, sleeping difficulties/insomnia, panic attacks and self-injury/self-harming. I take an active role in the counselling relationship, sharing self-help tools and techniques that match your goals.

I particularly enjoy working with Student and Trainee Counsellors, for whom concessionary rates are available, and respond to enquiries, via email, within 48 hours.

How I can help:

You may be feeling anxious, filled with panic and unable to sleep with thoughts racing. Perhaps you are struggling to communicate, frustrated with being unable to explain. You might be having feelings of sadness, that ‘nobody cares’ or that you are ‘not good enough’.

We can:

  • identify ways to feel less worried and manage the sense of panic that can seem so overwhelming
  • explore why you may be lacking in energy or finding it difficult to make decisions, and support you reconnecting with your family, friends, and social activities
  • discover ways to feel more confident in yourself, to be less critical and feel more positive, to tackle challenges that feel overwhelming and develop an improved understanding of yourself
  • find alternative ways to manage the deep distress, feelings of sadness, emptiness and emotional pain that can only be relieved through self-injury
  • understand the complex and painful emotions you feel when you experience a loss, whether it’s sudden or anticipated; a family member; relationship; job or pet

My approach:

There is no single approach that matches all situations; each person is individual and needs to be considered as a whole. You are unique, and I will work with you to tailor my technique to match your individual needs and personal circumstances, promoting wellness across mental, physical, and emotional health. I will be led by you and what matters to you and will support you throughout your counselling. Talking about you, in a space without judgement, to build a deeper understanding of yourself without fear, can be incredibly rewarding.

If you would like to book an appointment or arrange a free, 30 minute consultation with no obligation, please contact 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

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)
  • Integrative
  • Mindfulness
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Psychodynamic therapy
  • Solution focused brief therapy
  • Transactional analysis

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£50.00 per session
Free initial telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

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

The initial consultation provides an opportunity to understand what you hope to achieve from counselling and ask any questions you may have. During the consultation I will ask a number of questions to better understand and decide if we will be comfortable working with one another, and that the most appropriate type of support can be offered. If you feel therapy may be beneficial and choose to continue, we will also discuss how we will work together, how often we meet and session fees; there is no obligation following the consultation.

As far as is practicable, counselling will take place weekly, on the same day and time unless otherwise agreed. Sessions must be paid for by Bank Transfer, 24 hours before to confirm your appointment and we will review the counselling process on a regular basis.

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


Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday

Online and telephone counselling is available at evenings and weekends, with face to face sessions available via Walk & Talk and Outdoor counselling (weather permitting)

Further information

Overstone Counselling was established to provide a convenient counselling service for individuals who need the flexibility of a beneficial process that fits around the existing commitments they have, and has now expanded to incorporate Walk & Talk and Outdoor therapy.


Type of session


Types of client

Young people
Older adults

Key details

DBS checked

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Ewen Purcell (MBACP)

Ewen Purcell (MBACP)