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About me

You may be feeling overwhelmed, sad, anxious, lost, unmotivated, fearful, or generally stressed about things that are happening in your life. Or maybe your grieving or you've been through a traumatic experience. We all need a little help sometimes to figure things out, my counselling support can be a useful outlet to facilitate you in figuring things out and help you find better ways to cope with your difficult feelings and challenging life experiences.

UK wide availability. As I am now working remotely online through Zoom and by telephone this means that clients from all over the UK and beyond can have easy access to my counselling service. Counselling can facilitate you in gaining self-knowledge, emotional acceptance and help you find ways to develop your own personal resources. The aim of my counselling sessions will be to help you to develop personal insights and knowledge and gain greater self-awareness and better understand yourself and your relationships in order for you to have a more fulfilling and happier life. Depending on your needs counselling may involve working with feelings of inner turmoil and conflict or improving your relationships with others. Or you may need support to help you work through issues such as resolving specific problems or making difficult and challenging decisions, or you may need help to cope with your experiences of crisis or trauma.
As a person-centred counsellor I believe that by offering you a therapeutic relationship built on trust, empathy and respect, you have the potential to become the person you really want to be. Sessions are led by you and your needs. I offer you a confidential, non-judgemental, safe space, where you can work through things at your own pace.

I have particular experience of working with clients who are bereaved after the death of a child or the death of a baby through stillbirth or miscarriage, I also have vast experience of working with adults, children and young people who are bereaved through sudden and traumatic circumstances such as suicide, murder, manslaughter, sudden illness and accidental death.   I work with adults, children and young people. I have a Masters Degree in Counselling and an Advanced Diploma in Gestalt Therapy. I have recently undertaken an 80 hr CPD Level 2 Certificate in telephone and online counselling which is recognised and certified by the Association for Counselling and Therapy Online (ACTO) and the National Counselling Society. I am also a Registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).

Ring me if you would like to book an appointment or would like to know more about my service and how I can help.

Training, qualifications & experience

Experience

I am a Person-Centred Counsellor with 15 years experience. I have experience of working with clients of all age groups, adults, children and young people. In the past I have worked for MIND (mental health charity) and HOAP (a homeless charity) and Barnardo’s. As well as my private practice, I currently work as a counsellor at a children’s hospice and have been in post 11 years, in my time at the hospice I have gained vast experience of working with parents and family members after the death of a child or young person through life limiting conditions, suicide, accidental death, murder and sudden illness. I also have particular experience of providing counselling to children and young people who are bereaved through traumatic circumstances or who have experienced trauma in their lives.

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 (2009)
  • ABC Certificate in integrative counselling (2001)
  • ACTO approved level 2 Certificate in telephone and online counselling 80 hours continued professional development (2020)
  • 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 (2009)
  • learning support assistant- level 2&3 (2007-2008)
  • Working with bereaved children and adolescents (2009)
  • bereavement training
  • trauma
  • attachment based theory (2017)
  • couples therapy
  • level 3 safeguarding children/level 3 safeguarding vulnerable adults (2020)
  • mental health first-aid (2009)
  • self-harm (various training and constantly updated)
  • complex post traumatic stress disorder (2019)

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 am also a registered member of the person- centred association.

Member organisations

BACP

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.

Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.

All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Stillbirth / miscarriage

Living with life-limited conditions

Parental suicide

death of a family member through any circumstances

Therapies offered

  • Gestalt therapy
  • Group therapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Mindfulness
  • Other therapies
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Transactional analysis

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Fees

£40.00 per session

Concessions offered for

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

Additional information

An hours individual counselling session costs £40.00. I offer concessionary rates to students, trainee counsellors, key workers, OAPs, people who are unemployed or are on a low income.

Availability

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

Working online. UK wide

Further information

If you would like to know more about my counselling service and how I can help please contact me.

Oswestry
Shropshire
SY11

Type of session

Online
Phone

Types of client

Children
Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Families
Groups
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

DBS checked

Online platforms

Zoom

Supervision

Online supervision
Telephone supervision

I am a qualified supervisor working in Oswestry, Shropshire, close to the border of North Wales, Mid Wales, Wrexham and Cheshire.

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Suzanne Ellis Person-Centred Counsellor (MBACP) registered

Suzanne Ellis Person-Centred Counsellor (MBACP) registered