Ellen Baldwin Couples Counsellor & Individual Counsellor
My name is Ellen and I'm a specialist relationship Counsellor, using an approach called Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT). I am passionate about working with couples and I offer a warm, confidential, non-judgmental space to work collaboratively with each couple, to understand the issues they are experiencing, and to offer support to improve and restore their relationship.
I also have over 14 years experience offering individual counselling sessions. Individual counselling offers you a safe, supportive, confidential space to talk through whatever difficulties you are facing, and to explore difficult thoughts and feelings.
These are some of the common problems I work with:
-relationship difficulties- with partners, children, parents, family, friends
-loss or bereavement
-spirituality or faith issues
I offer weekly sessions lasting 50 minutes, which will continue for an agreed period of time. I work on both a short-term, and an open-ended basis.
How many sessions will we need?
During your first session we will discuss the number of sessions you may wish to have. If you want to come short-term then we can agree a specific number of sessions and a realistic goal to work on. Some people prefer an open-ended arrangement where they can finish when they feel they have completed the work. I always review on a regular basis what we are working on and how therapy is helping you.
Where do sessions take place?
I use a comfortable and private consulting room in central Hove which is convenient for bus and train routes, and there is paid parking nearby.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a fully qualified, experienced Counsellor, trained in couples counselling, individual counselling, and trauma therapy. I have worked with clients for over 14 years, in the voluntary sector and in private practice. My core training is as an Integrative Counsellor (Psychodynamic, Humanistic & CBT) which draws on a range of theories, meaning that I can tailor our collaborative work to best fit your individual concerns. I have also been formally trained as an Emotionally Focused Therapist (EFT) to help support couples facing challenges in their relationship.
EFT Advanced Externship in Emotionally Focused Therapy for Couples (Marriage Care)
Externship in Emotionally Focused Therapy for Couples (ICEEFT & Marriage Care)
Certificate in Relationship Counselling (Marriage Care, BACP Accredited)
Post-Graduate Diploma in Integrative Counselling with Merit (University of Greenwich, London)
Member of the British Emotionally Focused Therapy Community (BEFT Community)
Member of the International Centre for Excellence in Emotionally Focused Therapy (ICEEFT)
I am a Registered Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (No.609738) and I abide by its Ethical Framework for Good Practice in Counselling and Psychotherapy. I also have full Professional Indemnity Insurance.
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Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling we deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Attachment disorder
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
Other areas of counselling we deal with
Specialist training in sexual abuse and rape.
Specialist training in alcohol addiction.
Specialist training in couples counselling.
How much will it cost?
£50 per session (50 minutes)- Individual counselling
£70 per session (50 minutes)- Couple counselling
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Daytime and evening sessions available on Thursday and Friday.
Types of client