Linda Ellis. UKCP Accredited, Registered MBACP.
I offer counselling and psychotherapy to adults, young adults and couples. My role, as a counsellor, is to offer an emotional structure to facilitate exploration, understanding and healing. I am a UKCP accredited psychotherapist and have worked therapeutically for over 30 years with adults, children, young people and families. The way I work is to facilitate a dialogue that offers an opportunity for understanding, change and healing. This approach is applicable to individual work and work with couples. Sometimes words can feel inadequate and using creative materials and resources can usefully inform the therapeutic work. This can provide an alternative way of communicating and expression.
I offer short term, solution focussed, and long term work. I have specialist experience in working with trauma and abuse. I offer a safe, confidential, non-judgemental and non-discriminatory environment.
The qualities I bring to my work are sensitivity, empathy, openness, directness and creativity.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Working with the Couple in Mind (2015)
- Certificate of Clinical Supervision (Psychodynamic) (2014)
- Registered member of BACP (2013)
- Online Counselling Skills and Training (2009)
- UKCP Accredited (2008)
- MA Integrative Arts Psychotherapist (2007)
- Advanced Social Work (Tavistock Clinic) (1993)
- Certificate in Social Work Training (1988)
- BSc Behavioural Sciences (Psychology) (1984)
Currently I have a private counselling, psychotherapy and supervision practice, and work as a therapist with a local fostering agency and as a supervisor with 2 local counselling services.
Since training as a psychotherapist I have worked within several different Further Education and Higher Education establishments offering counselling and psychotherapy to students and staff. I have worked with Macmillan Cancer Support as a therapist.
I worked as a therapeutic childcare Social Worker, within various different Local Authorities and also independently, before training as a psychotherapist and counsellor.
My psychotherapy training came from a humanistic approach. This means I hold a core belief that we have the capacity to heal ourselves, whatever that may mean for us, and therapy offers an opportunity to do this.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Attachment disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Drug addiction
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Panic attacks
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Separation and divorce
- Sex addiction
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
Individual counselling - £50 per hour
Couples counselling - £55 per hour
Supervision - £50 per hour
Group supervision - £60 per hour
Some concessions are available for those on low income.
I offer clinical supervision to counsellors and psychotherapists. This can be one to one or in a small group (generally two-three persons). I have been supervising and mentoring counsellors and psychotherapists and trainees for 8 years. As a social worker I supervised social workers, volunteers and trainee social workers. I hold a certificate of supervision.
I see supervision as a collaborative process between the counsellor/therapist and supervisor to facilitate and promote safe, ethically sound and creative clinical practice. My supervision is placed within a humanistic and psychodynamic framework. Where appropriate, and useful, the supervision process can include the use of art materials and image.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
|Wheelchair user access:|| |
Off road parking, 1 step and flat access into the practice, comfortable seating.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|
Supervision & training
I offer clinical supervision to counsellors and psychotherapists.