Katie Ellis

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Dip. Couns, BSc (Hons), MBACP (Accred)
Unavailable until 28/05/2024

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Blandford Forum, Dorset, DT11
Unavailable until 28/05/2024

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About me

Therapy 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, providing you with the freedom to be you with no limits or expectations.

I offer one to one sessions on a short-term or long-term basis and work in a relational way based on warmth, empathy and understanding. I believe that our relationship is extremely important as a secure platform for self-exploration and self-acceptance.  As a humanistic integrative therapist, I am able to adapt to your needs and provide the support that suits you as an individual, drawing from a range of therapeutic approaches to make your experience as unique as you are.

Training, qualifications & experience


  • Therapeutic Counselling Diploma.
  • Bachelor of Science degree with first class honours in child psychology, forensic psychology and mental health science.
  • Continuing professional development including Transactional Analysis 101, attachment and early years, working with dissociative identity disorder and understanding panic attacks.

I have over 9 years of experience which began with a 6 month placement at Waves Children's Society and 3 years as a sexual trauma therapist at Dorset Rape Crisis Support Centre (now STARS).

My private practice was established in 2016 where I work face to face with clients on a range of concerns. I also work with The Dorchester Trust for Counselling and Psychotherapy providing low cost counselling, and The Leonardo Trust supporting the mental health and wellbeing needs of unpaid carers. I am an affiliate counsellor for Employee Assistance Programmes with Health Assured, Care First, CiC and Workout Solutions.

As an Accredited 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. I also regularly participate in continuing professional development courses.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy


£15.00 - £60.00
Free initial in-person or telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Trainee counsellors

Health Insurance/EAP

  • Health Assured

Additional information

  • My current fees are £60 per session.
  • I offer a discounted rate of £45 per session for counselling trainees.
  • I offer a limited number of low-cost sessions with a minimum contribution of £15 per session, subsidised by the Dorchester Trust for Counselling and Psychotherapy.
  • Unpaid carers can access 6 free sessions, funded by The Leonardo Trust.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Sessions are available Monday to Thursday between 12pm and 8pm.

I use online booking software to schedule my sessions, so please contact me to view my current availability.

Blandford Forum, Dorset, DT11

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

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Katie Ellis
Katie Ellis