Katie Ellis, BSc
Does it feel like your head is just above water?
Are you struggling to cope with problems?
Maybe you are experiencing anxiety, depression, or low in mood and you are unable to live your life as you would like. I work with clients who are experiencing many different problems such as dealing with loss, anxiety, depression or issues within their relationships.
I am a qualified Counsellor and Psychotherapist based in Nottinghamshire, who has experience in working with adults within the voluntary and health sector. With specific presenting issues around substance misuse, sexual and domestic abuse / violence.
Often survivors of abuse are left trying to make sense of their experience and I have been able to assist their healing process, to help survivors go on to live a fulfilled life beyond abuse.
I offer a holistic approach when working with you as my belief is that we are all complex individuals and there is no 'one size fits all'. At times, life can get tough for many of us and therapy can be a positive decision to make.
With this in mind, I draw on other theories to suit your needs and way of interacting. Fundamentally you will find my approach is based on building a warm, respectful and trusting relationship that feels safe and secure. You will have the space to explore how you are feeling without judgment and with acceptance.
I cannot offer advice, however my aim and hope is that by working together I can facilitate your emotional development, helping you to make sense of who you are and what choices you would like to make in order to live a fulfilled life.
Our first session is an opportunity to find out if I'm the right therapist for you. I can tell you more about my values and beliefs and establish what you would like to achieve from our session, what is your goal?
This will help us to work out if short or long term work would be right for you.
If I felt that I could not provide you with the support you needed then I would sign post you to another therapist and/or agencies.
My practice is based within the Health and Wellbeing Centre, which offers free parking and is easy to access by public transport.
Training, qualifications & experience
Completion of BSc (Hons) Counselling and Psychotherapy at The Sherwood Psychotherapy Institute.
Prior to this I studied counselling for two years at Vision West Notts College in Mansfield, Nottinghamshire.
I am committed to developing my own awareness and knowledge not only professionally but personally too. With that in mind I regularly attend different workshops and courses based on a range of topics. E.g. managing stress and anxiety, safeguarding, the impact of trauma etc. This helps me to better be able to support you, my client.
I am a member of the British Association for Counsellors and Psychotherapists and adhere to their Ethical Framework and Good Practice.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Attachment disorder
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Internet addiction
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
- Postnatal depression
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex addiction
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Tourette's syndrome
- Work-related stress
- Young carers
£40 per session.
£35 per session for NHS employees and those who have retired.
Any cancellations made within 24hrs of the appointment will incur a charge.
I currently have appointments available on Monday to Friday with each session lasting 50 minutes.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Monday to Friday
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|