Roisin Elder PG Dip Couns MBACP
If you are considering talking with someone about things that are becoming too difficult to endure by yourself, you may find that a compassionate, empathetic style of listening and counselling is helpful to gently work with even the most private issues.
I can help with generalised anxiety, depression, relationship issues, panic disorder, bereavement, workplace stress and other issues listed below. I specialise in counselling survivors of rape and sexual abuse. I also provide short term support.
Nearly everyone has difficulties at some point in their lives which can be helped by talking to a professional counsellor, and I aim to provide a warm, accepting welcome for you and your experiences which I will help you to explore non-judgmentally and sensitively.
I also work at The Sue Lambert Trust, specialists in rape and sexual abuse, as well as at Mind.
Counselling centred around you
As the key to progress in counselling is in developing a relationship of trust I work in the person centred approach where your experiences are primary. You will be listened to attentively and respected. Your views are kept at the very centre of the process.
I can help you to navigate your most personal issues in your own way, at your own pace and as far as you feel you want to, with sensitivity and in complete confidence.
I specialise in working with women and men suffering from
- rape, sexual abuse, childhood sexual abuse and rape, and the ongoing traumas and difficulties created by this
- Acute Anxiety where quality of life has seriously diminished
- Generalised Anxiety which can manifest as worry, confusion or fear
- Depression, and feeling down, isolated or alone
- Sexuality including issues around LGBT
- Help with spiritual crises
- I have worked with suicide attempt survivors and seen lives completely transform over time
- I can offer mindfulness based meditation techniques if requested
- Spiritual aspects of your experience are also welcomed
The empathetic counsellor helps the client to bring new aspects of themselves to awareness, helping the client to resolve their issues while providing caring support through difficulties.
Research provides evidence that a trusting therapeutic relationship is key to achieving personal change, so your choice of therapist is important. You can find out more about how I work with a £20 introductory session (daytime).
Please see my website www.roisinelder.com for more information.
I am registered with The British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) where you can also find my advertised listing. www.bacp.co.uk is one of the main UK professional bodies and I adhere to their code of professional ethics and practice.
Training, qualifications & experience
Level 7 Post Graduate Diploma in Counselling (The Norwich Centre for Personal Development)
BA (Hons) World Art History with Anthropology (University of East Anglia, Norwich)
BBC TV News I worked in live news production for 15 years, including as a director of regional and national news programmes and as a short film-maker.
25 years study of Eastern psychology and philosophy (From Masters in the Tibetan, Zen and Theravadin traditions. See additional information below).
I work as a counsellor in a classically Person Centred approach as developed by Dr. Carl Rogers. This is purely in the Western Psychological model.
I specialise in working with people who have suffered rape and sexual abuse from my years working at The Sue Lambert Trust in Norwich. http://www.suelamberttrust.org/
I have additional experience from the years working with clients at Mind. https://www.mind.org.uk/
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Attachment disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Childhood sexual abuse
My fees are £35 per session (50 minutes)
Evenings and Saturdays £45
Home visits start at £50
I offer discounts for multiple bookings to make mid and long term counselling more affordable. Please ask for details.
I offer a £20 introductory appointment. Please email me to arrange an exploratory session. In the first instance I will contact you by email, then we can talk by phone or Skype to arrange your free initial appointment in person.
If travel is difficult or for whatever reason you would like to have counselling online I can offer this service, locally, nationally or internationally. Please email me for details.
Visit www.roisinelder.com for more information
I offer optional Mindfulness Meditation instruction when requested, if appropriate.
I learned many meditation techniques over 25 years from highly respected and qualified meditation teachers, including the Dalai Lama. I studied and practised in London, Wales, the USA, France, Italy, Taiwan, India and Nepal.
However, the techniques I teach and support don't require any knowledge or belief in Buddhism, nor do they go against any tenets of any other religion or beliefs. There are no mantras or ideas to take on. I teach exercises to watch your mind which are often calming and with practice can be healing and provide insights into your own situation.
Please ask for details.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Counselling is on the ground floor, the toilet is on the first floor. Free parking is available on the road outside.
I work weekdays from 9am. I work some evenings. Limited weekend availability.
Types of client