Suzanne Ellis

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Person-Centred Counsellor and EMDR therapist MBACP (Accred)
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Oswestry, Shropshire, SY11
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About me

Are you feeling stressed, anxious lonely or overwhelmed? Or maybe you’re feeling sad, lost, unmotivated or experiencing low mood? Maybe you’ve been through traumatic experiences in your life or you’ve experienced a traumatic event?  Are you bereaved or experiencing grief? Changes in life such as divorce, redundancy, moving house, leaving school going to university or children leaving home can affect people in different ways.  Everyone needs a bit of help sometimes to figure things out and having someone who is there for you to talk to who you can feel safe with and who you can trust can help you to process difficult and challenging emotions, thoughts and experiences. Counselling can be a useful outlet to facilitate you in finding better ways to cope with difficult feelings and challenging life events and experiences. 

I’m an accredited person-centred counsellor with 17 years experience, I work with adults, children, young people & couples, I offer you an empathic, confidential, non-judgemental, safe space where you can work at your own pace.

I have a Masters Degree in Counselling, an Advanced Diploma in Gestalt Therapy, a Diploma in Person-Centred counselling and I am a certified EMDR therapist. I have a level 6 Certificate in therapeutic supervision and provide supervision to counsellors and healthcare professionals. I am an Accredited member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). I have a Certificate in Telephone and Online Counselling certified by the Association for Counselling and Therapy Online. I have a certificate in couples’ and relationship counselling.I have particular experience of working with loss, grief and bereavement 

Contact me today to book an appointment or email/message me if you have any questions about my counselling service I’d be happy to answer any questions. My counselling service is available to clients either face to face at my counselling venue in Oswestry, Shropshire or by telephone or online via Zoom to clients throughout the UK.

Training, qualifications & experience


I am a Person-Centred Counsellor with 17 years experience. I have experience of working with clients of all age groups, adults, children and young people, I also work with couples. Until January 2023 I worked as a counsellor at Hope House Children’s hospices for 13+ years supporting adults, children and young people and families.  I also have experience of working as a counsellor for MIND (mental health charity) for 4 years and also working as a counsellor for HOAP (a homeless charity based in Oswestry) for 3 years and previous experience of working as a therapeutic family support worker for Barnardos. 

As well as my private practice I also currently work for an organisation called Mable Therapy providing counselling sessions to children and young people online. I also do sessional counselling for 2wish providing bereavement counselling.

Qualifications and training

  • Masters degree in Counselling Studies (Chester University, 2016)
  • CPCAB Level 6 certificate in Therapeutic Counselling Supervision (2019)
  • Diploma in Person-Centred Counselling (2006)
  • Advanced Diploma in Gestalt Therapy (2008)
  • EMDR Therapist (EMDR Academy, 2022)
  • ABC Certificate in integrative counselling (2001)
  • ACTO approved level 2 Certificate in telephone and online counselling 80 hours continued professional development (2020)
  • Certificate in Couples' and Relationship Counselling (2021)
  • Level 3 Certificate in safeguarding children and young people (2022)
  • Level 3 Certificate in safeguarding vulnerable adults (2022)
  • Level 4 Certificate in Mentoring (2004)
  • Certificate in Mindfulness-based stress reduction (2011)
  • 101 certificate in Transactional Analysis (2012)
  • Storm suicide prevention training (2012)
  • suicide awareness training (2015)
  • counselling children and young people - masters level 7 (2010)
  • Certificate in training in the lifelong learning sector (CTLLS, 2009)
  • Special educational needs learning support assistant- level 2&3 (2007-2008)
  • Working with bereaved children and adolescents (2009)
  • bereavement training
  • trauma
  • attachment based theory (2017)
  • couples therapy
  • mental health first-aid (2009)
  • self-harm (various training and constantly updated)
  • complex post traumatic stress disorder (2019)
  • working with men in therapy (2021)
  • Self-compassion and mindfulness training (2022)

I am an accredited registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP register number 92710) and I abide by their ethical framework. I am also a member of the Children and Young People Division of the BACP. I am also a therapeutic supervisor providing clinical supervision to other therapists and counsellors.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

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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).

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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
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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Areas of counselling I deal with

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Specialising in working with bereavement, grief and loss, a particular experience of working with clients who are bereaved through sudden and traumatic circumstances. I also have experience of working with children and young people who are living with a life-threatening condition and also those who are supporting the child or young person such as members of their family and friends.

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£40.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed
  • Refugees

Health Insurance/EAP

  • WPA

Additional information

An hours individual counselling session costs £40. I also offer concession rates of 25% off this fee for clients on low income, students and trainee counsellors

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

I offer sessions face to face in my counselling venue in Oswestry Shropshire, my service is also available to clients online throughout the UK via Zoom, I also offer telephone counselling.

Further information

Having worked as a family counsellor at a local children's hospice for 13 + years I have particular specialist experience of working with bereavement, grief, loss and trauma.
If you would like to know more about my counselling service and how I might be able to help you please contact me to arrange a free 15 minute introductory call.

Oswestry, Shropshire, SY11

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Children (0-12)
Young people (13-17)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

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Working online through Zoom or by telephone enables me to offer counselling to clients across the UK who may not be able to attend sessions in person

Online platforms



In person

Qualified supervisor Level 6 Certificate in Therapeutic Counselling Supervision, an accredited member of BACP, masters degree in Counselling Studies.

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Suzanne Ellis
Suzanne Ellis