Suzanne Ellis (MBACP) Registered Counsellor.
Anxiety, stress, sadness, lack of confidence and relationship difficulties are just some of the issues that can hinder you from living your life as you want to. Whether you are struggling with a particular problem, concern or situation in your life, talking with a counsellor can help you to understand your feelings, develop your sense of self-worth and enable you to live a more fulfilled life. Counselling can enable you to cope with life events, to manage difficult feelings and help you with feelings of despair and hopelessness, panic, worry or feeling like you can’t cope when things go wrong.
As a non-directive person-centred therapist, I can offer you a caring, non-judgemental, confidential space where you can begin to explore and process your experiences, worries and feelings at your own depth and pace. I offer you an empathic 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 is very much dependent on you and is not limited to just a few sessions.
I’ve been a qualified person-centred counsellor for 12 years, as well as my private practice I also work at a children’s hospice and have been working there for 9 years. I have a vast experience of working 1-1 with adults, children and young people. I also have experience of telephone counselling, if you would prefer telephone counselling rather than face to face.
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.
I can offer you a professional, caring, respectful environment where you can feel safe to talk about personal experiences and feelings. I realise that considering counselling is a big decision, especially if you have not had counselling before. This may initially feel uncomfortable, but it will be a huge step for you towards having a greater understanding and awareness of yourself, your feelings, your life and your experiences.
I am happy to offer you a ‘free’ initial half hour assessment session, if you feel this might be helpful. This initial session will be a time for us to meet and for you see if you would feel comfortable to work with me. Also this could be a time for you to ask me any questions and find out if counselling could help you.
If you have any queries about counselling or how counselling can help you or you have any questions about my counselling service please ring me on 07530726687 or email me. I would be happy to answer any questions. If you feel that you would like to meet me, then we can arrange a time that will be convenient for you. I look forward to hearing from
Training, qualifications & experience
I have a diploma in person-centred counselling, an advanced diploma in Gestalt Therapy and a Masters degree in Counselling Studies from Chester University. I am also trained and experienced in working with trauma, loss, grief and bereavement. I have training in Mindfulness, 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 in Wrexham and also for a Homeless charity in Oswestry (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.I also have a particularly extensive experience of working with children and young people who are bereaved after the death of a parent, sibling or a significant other in their life through sudden and traumatic circumstances such as suicide, murder, manslaughter, road traffic accidents and sudden illness.
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 problems
- 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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Supervision & training
I have been a qualified person centred counsellor for 12 years, and have an advanced diploma in gestalt therapy.