Suzanne Ellis (MBACP) Registered Counsellor. Supervisor
I am based in Oswestry, Shropshire, which is within easy reach of the welsh border, mid Wales, Wrexham and Cheshire. I am a Person-Centred Counsellor who has advanced training in Gestalt therapy and Mentoring, and experience of working with Transactional Analysis and Mindfulness. I have 14 years experience of working with adults, children and young people.
- MA in Counselling Studies
- Diploma in Person-Centred Counselling
- Advanced Diploma in Gestalt Therapy
- Level 3 Certificate in Mentoring
- Certificate in Mindfulness-based stress reduction
- 101 certificate in Transactional Analysis
- Experience of working for MIND, HOAP ( homeless charity), Barnardo’s, Hope House Children’s Hospice
- Experience of working with individuals of all age groups, adults, children, teenagers and young people
- Experience of working with clients with Autism and Aspergers
- Particular experience of working with individuals bereaved through sudden and traumatic circumstances, such as suicide, murder, road traffic accidents and sudden death
- Private counselling room in Oswestry, Shropshire. Close to Oswestry town centre (parking is available/close to bus routes)
- £40 for individual counselling session. £60 for couple counselling session. A session lasts 60 minutes
- Registered member of BACP
Call today to make your appointment on 07530726687. If I am not available to answer the phone please leave a message or send me a text and I will return your call as soon as possible.
As well as my private practice, I also work in a children’s hospice and have 10 years experience of working with adults, children and young people within the hospice setting. I have a particular experience of counselling children and young people after the death of a parent or a significant adult in their life. And also counselling clients bereaved and traumatised through sudden and traumatic circumstances such as suicide, murder, manslaughter and accidental death.
Maybe you’re feeling anxious, stressed, worried, sad or lonely? Or you’re having difficulties in your relationships? Maybe you lack in self-confidence or have low self-esteem. Or you feel that your life has lost all direction, you can’t cope and everything seems to be going wrong. Maybe complex life situations, concerns and problems and difficult feelings such as anger, unhappiness, instability, jealousy, guilt or shame, are restricting you from living the life really want to. Sometimes it can be difficult to talk to family members or friends about how you are feeling because you don’t want to upset them or you feel that they may not understand you. Sometimes you may not have anybody in your life that you can talk to about you’re worries and concerns and you may feel alone and isolated. These are times when talking to a counsellor, such as myself, may be able to help you.
Talking to a counsellor about your problems, your emotions and your experiences can assist you in developing your capacity to cope with difficult life circumstances. Counselling can assist you to understand, manage and release held onto emotions. Counselling is a time where you can talk about your thoughts, feelings and experiences in a safe and confidential place, without fear of judgement or worrying about upsetting others. Talking to a counsellor can help you increase your self-esteem and self-confidence and enable you to weigh up options and choices and empower you to live a more fulfilled and happier life.
As a person-centred therapist, I provide a respectful, empathic, non-judgemental confidential service. Our work together will be led by you and your needs the amount of sessions you have with me is very much dependent on you and is not limited to just a few sessions, however I am happy to work briefly with you on a particular issue or concern if you feel that is all you need.
If you would prefer telephone counselling rather than face to face I am happy to work with you over the phone. I can also offer you talk and walk sessions if that is something you would prefer (weather permitting)
I am also experienced in working creatively in sessions with clients if you feel this way of working would be helpful to you at all, using sand tray work, collage work and other creative ways.
My private counselling room offers you a confidential and safe space for your counselling sessions to take place. My counselling room is in the suburbs of Oswestry, but is within easy walking distance of Oswestry town centre, and there is ample parking space available.
If you have any questions about counselling or how my counselling service can help you then please ring, I will be happy to answer any questions.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a Person-Centred Counsellor. I have an advanced diploma in Gestalt Therapy and a Masters Degree (highest level qualification) in Counselling from Chester University. I am also experienced in working with trauma, loss 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 have been engaged as a counsellor for MIND and HOAP (a homeless charity) and Barnardo’s. Presently I work as a counsellor at a local children’s hospice and have been in my present role for 10 years.
I have experience of working one to one sessions with individuals of all age groups, adults, children and young people. I have extensive experience of working with adults, children and young people who are bereaved after the death of a loved one through sudden and traumatic circumstances.
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
- Career counselling
- 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
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I am currently studying level 6 CPCAB certificate in counselling supervision, so that I can supervise other counsellors and other professionals in helping roles.
£40 for individual counselling. £60 for couple counselling. A session lasts for 60 minutes.
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, a variety of presenting issues.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
I currently have some availability on Fridays, Saturdays and also some evenings.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|
Supervision & training
I am a supervisor working in Oswestry, Shropshire, close to the border of north Wales, mid Wales, Wrexham and Cheshire.