Suzanne Ellis (MBACP) Registered Counsellor. Supervisor
Due to the coronavirus pandemic and in accordance with the governments advice about social distancing, I am currently unable to see clients for face to face sessions. I am able to offer telephone counselling or online counselling as a way for clients to access my counselling service during this time.
Are you feeling stressed, lost, anxious, depressed or finding life challenging and difficult? Counselling is a space where you can talk about your feelings, anxieties, problems and your experiences. As an integrative counsellor, I offer you a respectful, empathic, non-judgemental, confidential service. Our work together will be led by you and your needs. I’m a qualified counsellor with 15 years experience. As well as my private practice I also work as a counsellor at a local children’s hospice and have extensive experience of working with bereavement and trauma. I work with adults, children and young people. I have a Masters Degree in Counselling. Advanced Diploma in Gestalt Therapy. I have a private counselling room in the suburbs of Oswestry, Shropshire, within easy walking distance of the town centre (parking is available/close to bus routes). At this moment for your safety I am able to offer you online or telephone counselling this is a confidential and easy way for you to access counselling without you having to drive to my venue especially if your anxious about driving or you have a disability which makes it difficult for you to leave your own home. I am a Registered member of British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a Person-Centred Counsellor with 15 years experience. I have experience of working one to one sessions with individuals of all age groups, adults, children and young people. In the past I have been engaged as a counsellor in working for MIND and HOAP (a homeless charity) and Barnardo’s. Currently as well as my private practice, I also work as a counsellor at a children’s hospice and have been in my present role for 11 years. I have gained a vast experience of counselling clients bereaved through sudden and traumatic circumstances, I have particular experience of providing counselling to children and young people bereaved through parental death such as suicide, murder and accidental death and experience of counselling parents and family members after the death of a child or young person.
I also have experience of teaching basic counselling skills courses to students. I have also facilitated training on working creatively with bereaved children and young people.
I have worked with clients on the autistic spectrum.
I have worked with a wide age range of clients from age 5 to people in their 80’s, with a variety of presenting issues.
Qualifications and training
- Masters degree in Counselling Studies (Chester University)
- CPCAB Level 6 certificate in Therapeutic Counselling Supervision
- Diploma in Person-Centred Counselling
- Advanced Diploma in Gestalt Therapy
- Level 4 Certificate in Mentoring
- Certificate in Mindfulness-based stress reduction
- 101 certificate in Transactional Analysis
- I also 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, self-harm and complex post traumatic stress disorder.
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.
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
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Areas of counselling I deal with
£40 for individual counselling for 60 minute session
£55 for couple counselling a session lasts 60 minutes.
I am currently unable to see clients face to face due to the Coronavirus.
Usually when I do face to face sessions I see clients in my own home. I have a therapy room in my home which is set up as a safe confidential space for counselling sessions to take place in. My private counselling room is within easy walking distance of Oswestry town centre, and there is ample parking space available on my drive. Oswestry is in Shropshire and is within easy distance of Shrewsbury, Wrexham, Chester, Welshpool and Mid Wales. If you have any questions about my counselling service please feel able contact me and I’ll be happy to help. Thank you.