Rose Ellis Dip.couns Registered Member MBACP
Gravesend Methodist Community Centre
4 Wilfred Street
St. Edmunds Church
St. Edmunds Road
I think it is true to say we have all had times where we have struggled and had nobody to talk to and have been unsure where to turn for support. I know because I have experienced it myself. Sometimes we need an outsider, somebody who is detached emotionally and able to help us see things more clearly.
So how can I help?
Well I can offer you that safe and non judgemental place to come and explore what is happening for you and your feelings around it. I follow a model of therapy known as person centred - basically that means my work is centred around YOU! I work with what you bring to sessions. I can work with you for just a few weeks, or longer term depending on your circumstances and the things you wish to work on.
I have a wide range of experience which has included extensive work with children aged 5 upwards. Some of this experience was during my training when I was on placement for a year in a primary school, then following qualification I went on to work at a centre offering counselling and play therapy to young people. I was there for about 16 months. I have also worked with children in my private practice and also now work 2 days a week for an organisation supporting children in schools.
I will offer a safe and welcoming environment for you to allow you to explore what has brought you to seek counselling, and give you the space and time that you need to think, talk and process what is happening for you. I am a member of the BACP (British Association Counsellors and Psychotherapists) and I work within their ethical framework, meaning that have regular supervision, and I also attend regular training and development days.
I treat first sessions as an assessment for us to get to know each other and see if we feel able to work together.
I offer both short term and long term work
So if after reading this you feel that I may be able to help and support you please contact me to arrange a mutually convenient time for an initial assessment. Unfortunately I am currently not in a position to offer free assessments.
I also have specialist knowledge and awareness of working with people with learning disabilities
Training, qualifications & experience
Level 2 Counselling Skills
Essential Telephone Skills for Helpline Workers
Level 3 Counselling Studies
Level 4 Diploma in Counselling
1 day course in Mindfulness
1 day course Issues of Debt in Counselling
BACP webinar on addictions
1 day course on working with Domestic Violience
Lordswood Primary School (Place 2 Be) counselling children aged between 7 -11
Kasbah - counselling clients with learning disabilities
Orpington Christian Counselling Service
Walk Tall- specialising in working with children between 5-18
Fegans November 2017 - current. I currently work in schools 2 days a week with chuldren 2-18 using counselling techniques and play therapy. I also attend regular CPD courses with them.
Online Acadamies - Diploma in Counselling Children and Adolescents (March 2017) O.A. Dip
Centre of Excellence- Bipolar awareness Diploma - online course - completed March 2017
Currently studying Bullying Awareness Diploma, CBT Diploma and Mindfulness Diploma as of October 2017.
Supporting young people and children through bereavement and loss - fegans training day may 2018
BACP children and young people's conference - may 2018.
Autism awareness - 5 years plus experience of practical work with Autistic people and those with learning disabilities and have also completed both online and classroom based autism awareness training the most recent being November 2017
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Asperger's syndrome
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Dependent personality disorder
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I have a particular interest in working with children and teenagers and also clients with disabilities and long term illness
Autism and learning disabilities training and experience
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Couples counselling
- Existential therapy
- My fees are £35 per hour long session. Children's therapy is £20 per session. Couples £40 per hour session. Concessions will be considered for those on low incomes.
I am not able to offer free assesments
i am able to offer sessions in both the Gravesend and Dartford areas.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
My availability can be flexible due to shift patterns on another job so worth calling me and I can see if we can find a suitable mutually convenient time.
Types of client