Heidi Ellis MBACP, MNCS Accred, BSc (Hons)

Heidi Ellis MBACP, MNCS Accred, BSc (Hons)

Brighter Spaces
54 Quarry Street

The Eaves
Railton Road

07549 668727

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About me

'The first step to making change is deciding that you no longer want to be where you are.'

Coming for counselling can feel like a big step, especially if it is for the first time, but it is a positive one. My aim is to work alongside you in a confidential, safe and non-judgemental way, helping you to gain a better understanding of yourself, and exploring with you, the ways in which you may want to make changes to your life.

People are drawn to counselling for many different reasons. Life can often be challenging, and can leave you feeling alone and not knowing where you can go to be heard, understood or supported. This in turn can leave you feeling anxious, stressed, down, uncertain, afraid or unable to do what you want to do, and be who you want to be. Counselling and psychotherapy can help support you through these difficult times and changes in your life, for example through bereavement, loss of a relationship or health, family problems, stress, anxiety or depression.

It is easy to lose sight of what is important to you, or be struck by an unexpected event that can leave you feeling anxious, unhappy, stressed, down or stuck. Coming to counselling is a way of exploring and working through the issues that you are facing, enabling you to develop a deeper self-awareness and ability to make sense of your life. You are the expert of your life, no one else, and by listening to you, and working alongside you, I can start to understand how you are feeling by offering you a confidential, non-judgemental and empathic space where you can feel safe to explore what you are thinking and feeling.

I am professionally trained and work as an integrative psychotherapist, which means that I put your needs first and foremost, whilst being able to draw on a number of different approaches, so that the counselling approach is tailored for you. In this sense my approach is person-centred, with the heart of my work being the therapeutic relationship, in order to enable positive changes and development.

This relationship can allow you to explore your thoughts, feelings and experiences in a way that you may not have been able to before and may help you to start to understand why you have been feeling the way you do. To become more self-accepting, and make changes in order to move forward.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Advanced Professional Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling
  • Awareness in Bereavement Care Foundation Course
  • BSc (Hons) Psychology and Criminology

Accredited registrant of the National Counselling Society (MNCS Accred).

Registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP). I abide by the BACP ethical framework and requirements for continuing professional development and supervision.

As well as being in private practice, I also worked for Cruse as a bereavement volunteer, where I worked with adults on both a one to one basis and facilitated group work.

I am a volunteer with the NHS Surrey & Borders Partnership Youth Counselling Service, part of Mindsight Surrey CAMHS, which offers short term counselling to 12-24 year olds.

I am an associate with NTAPS working with clients who have experienced trauma, using short term trauma focused CBT.

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  • Free initial telephone consultation
  • Subsequent sessions are £50 for 50 minutes

Further information

Evening and weekend appointments are available as well as weekdays.

Two locations are available for your convenience. Brighter Spaces in Guildford Town Centre and The Eaves on the outskirts of Guildford with free parking.

Maps & Directions

Guildford, GU1 3AU
Guildford, GU2 9JX

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: No
Face to face counselling: Yes
Home visits: No

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: English


Accessibility information
Wheelchair user access: No


Evening and weekend appointments are available as well as weekdays.

Types of client

Young people
Older adults