Joanna Ellis, Dip. Couns - MBACP
How can Counselling help?
Life events such as bereavement, divorce or loss of a job can lead us to feeling "stuck", "confused", "scared" or "isolated." Having someone to talk to can help.
Often we turn to friends or family for support, however in today's "fast pace" society, we may not want to burden our loved ones or we may feel unable to disclose personal issues due to feeling, shame, guilt or embarrassment. In that case "Counselling" can offer a safe confidential space, where the client can explore these difficulties, consider possible options, as well as helping you find coping strategies on both emotional and practical levels.
I am an integrative Counsellor which means I draw on several models of counselling. Person-centred therapy under pinning my philosophy, in belief that everyone has the potential of finding their own way through difficult times and painful experiences, when given the appropriate support, where they feel safe and accepted for who they are and what they feel.
I work from my Private Practice in Babcary, which is located within easy reach of Yeovil and Glastonbury. At the Retreat there is off-road parking, as well as the added insurance of anonymity in this beautiful rural village.
I also offer 'On-line' Counselling. This is popular with clients who find it difficult to schedule in sessions or may not be in easy geographic reach of the Retreat. On-line is also a popular resource for couple work who are in separate locations.
I have flexibility to offer appointments during the day, early evening and Saturday mornings.
What to expect from your first session?
The initial session is free, this will give an opportunity to discuss your needs and how you feel counselling may help. I can also tell you more about the counselling process and the way I work. It is very important client's feel comfortable with a counsellor before making a decision to go ahead.
Training, qualifications & experience
I qualified as a counsellor in 2014. Apart from being in Private Practice, I work as a bereavement counsellor at a hospice and for a substance misuse service.
- A registered member of the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)
- Advanced Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
- Advanced Certificate in Therapeutic Counselling
- Certificate in Therapeutic Counselling
- Group Work: Macmillan Cancer Support Group, Mindfulness, Intensive Day Program
- Various Study Days including: Understanding Eating Disorders, suicide & self harm, mental health first aid, MET (Motivational Enhancement Therapy)
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Attachment disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
- Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT)
- Behavioural therapy
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
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£35 for a 50 minute session - 1 to 1 counselling
£45 for a 50 minute session - couple counselling
Concessions available for trainee counsellors or students
Free initial session
Please call or email me if you have any questions
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
I have availability for day, early evening and Saturday morning appointments
Types of client