Joanna Ellis, Dip. Couns - MBACP

Joanna Ellis, Dip. Couns - MBACP

Main Street
Babcary, Nr Somerton


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About me

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.

About Me

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.

Practical Arrangements

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)

Member organisations


Accredited register membership

Photos & videos

  • The Retreat
  • The Retreat
  • The Retreat
  • The Retreat


£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

Babcary, Nr Somerton, TA11

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None


Accessibility information
Wheelchair access: Unspecified


I have availability for day, early evening and Saturday morning appointments

Types of client

Older adults