About me

You may be feeling anxious, stressed, depressed, sad, or you have social anxiety and are feeling lonely and isolated from others or just feel like you've lost your way in life. Maybe you're going through some difficult family issues or your grieving a loved one. You may have experienced a traumatic experience and feel nobody understands what its like for you, or wants to listen or you feel uncomfortable talking about things with family or friends and don't want to open up and upset or burden people in your life with your problems.  As a person-centred counsellor I offer you a respectful, confidential, non-judgemental therapeutic counselling relationship, a safe space where you are able to explore your thoughts, feelings and challenging life experiences and work through things at your own pace. 

As well as face to face sessions in my counselling venue in Oswestry, I also offer online counselling sessions through Zoom or telephone counselling and therefore am able to offer my counselling service to clients across the UK and beyond.

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, medical termination 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 am an Accredited member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).I have a Level 2 Certificate in Telephone and Online Counselling certified by the Association for Counselling and Therapy Online and the National Counselling Society. 

Please feel able to contact me if you would like to know more about my service or you would like to book an appointment.

Training, qualifications & experience

Experience

I am a Person-Centred Counsellor with 16 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 12 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)
  • working with men in therapy (2021)

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

child loss

Stillbirth/medical termination/miscarriage

Living with life-limited conditions

Parental suicide

death of a family member through any circumstances

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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

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

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

Key details

DBS check

In England and Wales, the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS, formerly known as CRB) carry out criminal records checks for individuals working with vulnerable groups, such as children. To find out more, visit gov.uk , or contact this professional directly

Working online through Zoom or by telephone means that my counselling service is now available to clients from all over the UK and further afield can now easily access my service

Online platforms

Zoom

Supervision

In person supervision
Online supervision
Telephone supervision

Person-centred counsellor and Gestalt therapist 16 yrs experience. Accredited BACP member. Level 6 Certificate in Therapeutic counselling supervision

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Suzanne Ellis

Suzanne Ellis