Suzanne Ellis (MBACP) Registered Counsellor.
About you first
Are you feeling anxious, stressed, sad or depressed? Do you have OCD, generalised anxiety disorder, low self-esteem, lack of confidence? Are you going through relationship and family related concerns such as seperation, divorce or a bereavement? Are you feeling lonely and isolated or being bullied at work or at school? Or have you been through a traumatic experience?
Are you feeling that some things are too difficult to talk about with people who are close to you? Do you want to talk about your anxieties and problems but feel that you don’t want to upset your family and friends? Are you keeping things hidden from everyone around you because you think that they’ve got enough on their plates without you adding to their problems? Is everybody too busy to listen? Are you hiding your feelings, wearing a mask and pretending that you’re ok? Do you find it difficult to talk to others or relate to people in a way you would like to?
If you answered yes to any of these questions, then maybe now is the time to get the support you need and see a counsellor. Sometimes the stigma around seeing a counsellor can hinder people from seeking the help they really need. Fortunately nowadays there has been a change in people’s understanding and thankfully there is a growing acceptance that there is nothing wrong with seeking help,whether that help comes from family members, friends or from counsellors, because we all need assistance from time to time to help get us through life’s difficult and challenging moments.
Now about me and my service
I’ve been a qualified person-centred counsellor for 12 years, I have been working for a children’s hospice as a counsellor for the past 9 years. I have a vast experience of working 1-1 with adults, children and young people. I also have experience of telephone counselling.
I can offer you a safe and confidential space, where you can explore your thoughts and feelings with no judgement. I offer you an empathic and caring therapeutic relationship built on trust, understanding, authenticity and acceptance. Our work together will be led by you and your needs. Also the amount of sessions you have with me will not be time limited.
I offer an initial ‘free’ half hour assessment session. This initial session will be a time for us to meet each other and a time for you to find out if counselling is right for you and if we would feel happy to work together.
My counselling room
I have a room in my home that I use as my counselling room, which is a confidential and safe space for counselling sessions to take place in. My home is in the suburbs of Oswestry, but is within easy walking distance of Oswestry town centre, and there is parking space on my drive.
Ring me if you have questions
If you have any queries about counselling or my counselling service please ring me on 07530726687 I would be happy to answer any questions.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have a diploma in person-centred counselling, an advanced diploma in Gestalt Therapy and an MA in Counselling Studies from Chester University.
In order to continue my professional development I have also undertaken training in: Mindfulness, trauma, loss, grief and bereavement, suicide prevention, counselling children and young people, adolescent bereavement, attachment based theory, couples therapy, 101 transactional analysis, safeguarding, mental health first-aid and self-harm.
I am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP registered 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 initially worked as a volunteer counsellor for MIND and also Homeless in Oswestry Action Partnership (HOAP). I am currently working as a family counsellor at a local children’s hospice and have been in my present role for 9 years. I have experience of working one to one sessions with adults, children and young people. I also have some experience of working with couples and families.
Over the years at the hospice, I have gained extensive experience of counselling children and young people. I have had lots of experience of using creative arts in sessions and am very happy to work with clients of all ages in this way, if clients would like to experience this therapeutic way of working.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder in children
- Behaviour problems
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Childhood bereavement
- Childhood bullying
- Children’s learning difficulties
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Depression and anxiety in children
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Internet addiction
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship issues
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Separation anxiety
- Sex addiction
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Tourette's syndrome
- Work-related stress
- Young carers
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Sessions will be for an hour and I charge £40 an hour.
The first meeting with me will be an assessement session lasting up to 30 minutes which will be free of charge. The assessment session is a time for us to discuss how counselling may be of help to you and for us to decide if we would feel happy and able to work together in a therapeutic relationship. The assessment session is also a time when we can discuss the counselling contract and you can ask any questions you would like to know about the counselling process.
I also offer concessionary fees to students, people who are unemployed or going through financial difficulties. Please ring me and we can discuss your situation and the concession fees available in more detail.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Types of client
Supervision & training
I have been a qualified person centred counsellor for 12 years, and have an advanced diploma in gestalt therapy.