Katie Ellis, BSc, MBACP
Hello and welcome to my profile...
Have you found, like so many people that you are struggling with isolation? The lock down period and social distancing measures, may have prevented you from activities that formed part of your normal coping strategies. Within this period of Covid-19 I am still here for you, providing a safe and confidential space via telephone and online video.
Does it feel like your head is just above water?
Are you struggling to cope with problems?
Are you taking anti-depressants but feel that on their own they aren't working for you?
Are you unable to live your life as you would like?
Then maybe I am the therapist for you.
I am a qualified Counsellor and Psychotherapist based in Nottinghamshire, who has experience in working with adults within the voluntary and health sector.
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.
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.
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
£40 per session.
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.