We will work together to apply effective psychotherapy methods to instill self-understanding and encourage new attitudes, skills and feelings towards life situations.
It is essential to keep in mind that therapy is not a magic pill or a quick fix: therapy is a healing process that requires participation and investment from you. However in the end, making small changes to behaviour and coping with feelings of sadness, fear, and pain can bring life-altering results.
Get in touch for an online assessment or 1-1 meeting to offer you more insight and understanding on how I may be able to help you going forward.
"To find stability in an unstable world is to find a form of true happiness"
I am a trained psychotherapist with a focus on integrative psychotherapy, a progressive form of therapy that draws upon many areas of psychology and can be easily tailored to individual clients.
I have completed a 4 year master's degree in integrative adult psychotherapy with a specialisation in art psychotherapy, a professional method of treatment which can be used alongside the integrative approach.
Over the last 3 years of working with charities and the NHS, I have helped clients of all ages. I am currently working in an acute adult ward in the private sector and the NHS.
Member of the British Association of Art Therapists (BAAT)
HCPC Registered and Regulated
MA Integrative Adult Psychotherapy Level 7
Advanced Diploma in the Therapeutic & Educational Application of the Arts Level 6
Certificate in Counselling Skills Level 2
As a trained psychotherapist with an integrative approach, I can tailor my therapy to your individual needs and personality.
An integrative approach can be used to treat any number of psychological problems and disorders, including abuse, trauma, depression, anxiety and personality disorders.
One of the advantages of this therapy is that it combines different schools of psychological theory and research becoming a flexible and inclusive form of psychotherapy. I personally use theories such as attachment-based psychotherapy, psychoanalysis/analytical psychology, transactional analysis, neuroscience and person centred approaches such as mentalisation treatments and compassion-focussed therapy.
Art therapy is a form of psychotherapy that uses art mediums as its primary mode of expression and communication and is known to be a way of treating trauma and various emotional struggles. We sometimes find that words cannot express how we feel, especially when we are overwhelmed by strong emotions.
Many different forms of art are available, these include: Art, Drama/Puppetry, Sculpture/Clay, Poetry, Sandplay and Bodywork/Movement. Clients do not need to have any previous experience or expertise in art. Most importantly it is to note that art therapy practice has evolved to reflect the cultural and social diversity of the people who engage in it.
"Art therapy has been a brilliant way to help me work through a difficult loss in my life. Ellie is a warm and supportive therapist that I would happily recommend to anyone needing help in understanding their difficult emotions better."
"Ellie has a very open and honest approach and this helped me feel safe and understood in our sessions together. Ellie has enabled me to think through and face my depression/anxiety and to regain my confidence."
How long does a therapy session last (online/face-to-face)?Therapy sessions will be 50 minutes long whether they are online or face-to-face. They will usually be at the same time each week.
What happens if I cannot make it to a booked therapy session?If you cannot see me for some reason (i.e. feeling unwell) please email/text me as soon as possible. I will need 24 hour notice from you for no cost to be incuured. If you find you are more than 20 minutes late for the session or fail to turn up with no warning, the session cost will still need to be paid. It is important that you keep me updated with any contact detail changes.
What happens if I can't come every week to therapy?For the therapy to be of most benefit it is important for you to come to each session. If you cannot come to a therapy session and you don't give me at least 24 hours notice, the session will still need to be paid. If two or more consecutive weekly sessions go unpaid, I reserve the right as your therapist to pause the therapy until payment is up to date. If you continue to not attend regularly it may be that I will need to stop your therapy until you are more ready.
What happens with the personal information I share with you?All information provided by you during our therapy sessions will be held and used in accordance with Data Protection Regulations. I will talk to you before our first session about the confidentiality and record keeping policies I have in place.