Therapy can be a place of warmth, exploration, relief, insight and even humour. I see it as my role to help you to make more sense of your experience, feel better able to cope, sidestep old patterns and identify new possibilities.
Integrative psychotherapy and counselling with Ellie
I am an integrative psychotherapist and counsellor and I support people if they are struggling with the day to day or with particular life events. I have been seeing clients since 2005 privately and in public organisations. I am also the co-founder of City Road Therapy.
Whether you are in crisis or simply wanting some time to reflect, I provide a down to earth, supportive, and creative space in which you can express and explore difficulties in your own time. I use an integrative approach in my practice which means that I do not approach you or our work together from one fixed theoretical perspective. At times I may suggest some creative work or cognitive mapping, depending on whether I think it may support you. These can greatly support you to explore your experience and identify new possibilities in the way you approach your life.
I work relationally and always welcome your thoughts on our sessions and how we are working together. It’s important you feel heard, respected and understood. I will support you to effectively communicate your experience to others when you choose, so you feel more authentic and potent in your relationship to yourself and others.
* I am going on maternity leave in May 2020 and will be returning and taking on clients from the beginning of January 2021.
Qualifications and experience
Masters with Merit in Integrative Psychotherapy
I undertake further trainings every year to update and broaden my knowledge and skill base. These have included specialist trainings in:
- Relational CBT
- Working in higher education
- Working with writing and journaling in therapy
- Working with sexual violence and abuse
- Working with difference
- Transactional analysis group dynamics
- Attachment and adolescents.
I work as a therapist, group facilitator and teacher. Previous work includes secondary and higher education, a sexual violence counselling service and a mental health service.
£55 a session. I have some places at a reduced rate for clients with lower incomes. Please ask about these if you feel you are eligible.