Ellen Friend

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Saxmundham IP17 & Colchester CO2
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Supervision details

Since qualifying as an integrative counsellor in 2017, I have worked both in private practice and within the third sector. I understand and empathise with the challenges that both of these working environments can bring.

My clinical experience has centred mostly around working with clients presenting with childhood trauma (specifically sexual abuse) and addiction. Although I have completed extensive training in "methods" or "techniques" that may help these clients manage, I tend to work primarily from a relational perspective, and my supervision reflects this. I supportively encourage supervisees to take a deep-dive into the relational dynamics that occur in their client work, as we pay attention to transference and counter-transference. This is informed by my current studies for an MA in Psychoanalytic Studies.

Intersectional feminism is an integral part of who I am and how I see the world, the systems that we exist in and our personal relationships. I believe that intersectional feminism is for everyone, and offer an inclusive space within supervision.

Supervision fees are £50 per hour session, or £70 per hour and a half and take place via Zoom. Please feel free to get in touch with any questions, or to arrange a free initial consultation.

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Saxmundham, Suffolk, IP17

Colchester, Essex, CO2

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Type of session


Collaborative, trauma-informed, integrative supervision with a focus on relationship from an analytic perspective.


Ellen Friend
Ellen Friend