Katie Ellis - Dip. Couns, MBACP.
Counselling is a personal journey of self-awareness and growth, where you'll have the opportunity to speak openly with someone who is not a friend or family member and have the freedom to be you with no limits or expectations.
I offer one to one counselling on a short-term or long-term basis and work in a relational way based around warmth, empathy and understanding. I believe that the relationship between you and I is extremely important as a secure platform for self-exploration and self-acceptance. As an integrative counsellor, I am able to adapt to your needs and provide support which suits you as an individual, drawing from a range of therapeutic approaches to make your experience as unique as you are.
Challenges can occur at any stage of life, and there are no right or wrong reasons to attend counselling as everybody will cope with their experiences in different ways. Whatever your personal circumstances may be counselling could help you to reach a new understanding of who you are, how your experiences have impacted you, and enable you to see things from a different perspective.
Training, qualifications & experience
- CPCAB Level 2 Introduction to Counselling
- CPCAB Level 2 Counselling Skills
- CPCAB Level 3 Counselling Studies
- CPCAB Level 4 Therapeutic Counselling Diploma
- Transactional Analysis 101 (Iron Mill College)
I have an Open BSc. from the Open University, and I am taking a break before finishing my honours year. I have completed the following modules:
- Counselling fear and sadness
- The science of the mind
- The psychology of childhood and youth
- Counselling and forensic psychology
As a Registered Member of the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy, I abide by the BACP Ethical Framework for Good Practice, along with fulfilling their requirements for supervision and regularly participate in continuing professional development courses.
My experience of counselling includes 6 months at Waves (Children's Society), and 3 years at Dorset Rape Crisis Support Centre. My private practice has been established since 2016.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anorexia nervosa
- Attachment disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic attacks
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Relationship problems
- Separation and divorce
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
- Young carers
Other areas of counselling I deal with
- Pre-trial therapy
- Creative therapy
Free 30 minute introductory session.
Individual sessions cost £40 per 50 minutes.
Family sessions cost £65 per 90 minutes.
I hold full public liability and professional indemnity insurance, and I am DBS checked.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
|Wheelchair user access:||No|
Stairs to access therapy room - please contact me for details.
Please contact me for current availability.
Types of client