Support & Understanding For All Relationships
Coming for individual therapy allows you to have a space just for you. A space where you can explore and be curious about you. I will endeavour to make sure that I am the right counsellor for you and to sit by your side in your counselling journey.
Having time to reflect on your own behaviour within a couple is important. To really listen is hard and to really start hearing one another is the start of an amazing onward journey together as a couple.
Social, historical, economic, environmental and political events all impact and shape our lives. Whatever your gender, ethnicity, seen or unseen disability, race, sexual identity, religious and spiritual belief or none, I will listen to you with empathy, kindness, respect and understanding..
Hello! I'm Elaine
MY LIFE EXPERIENCE THAT HAS ENHANCED MY ROLE AS A COUNSELLOR
I have worked within the Private, Public and Voluntary Sectors during my working career supporting many Individuals in a range of different working spaces and environments.
I have always been interested in people and started an Introduction to Counselling Course way back whilst living in Cambridge in 2002. Then my circumstances changed giving me the opportunity to work and volunteer in Basel, Switzerland for 6 years and Texas, USA for 2 years. I am a passionate believer in Life Long Learning and studied as a mature student with the Open University. In the future I am planning to study in the understanding of neuro-diversity at Masters level.
Returning to the UK, I followed my passion and after further study became a fully trained Counsellor. I have worked for Relate as a trained Relationship Counsellor since 2015, and have amassed over 2,800+ hours working with adult couples and individuals of all ages.
My approach is always to be friendly, accommodating, kind and aware of the fact that you are possibly coming to a Counselling Session for the first time. I will endeavour to ensure that you feel comfortable and to provide a safe, non-judgemental and supportive space for you. A space where you will be able to talk, and feel comfortable sharing your feelings to explore your situation and story.
"Thank you so much for all your kindness, warmth and support over the last few months. We have really appreciated it and benefited so much." - 2018
"Thank you for listening." - 2018
"You have been a great guide and support these past few months and we are grateful to have the chance to work with you!" - 2018
"Phenomenal help – has changed my life for the better! Thank you so much! " - 2019
"We just wanted to take the time to thank you for everything that you have done for us. Your sessions have been so helpful, we honestly do not know where we would be now without them." - 2019
"We both Thank you for your expertise and compassion you have given us." - 2019
"Thank you for being there and teaching me techniques." - 2018
"Thank you so much for everything you have done to help the situation with our marriage. We have learnt a lot but still have a way to go but you have helped more than we can of expected." - 2019
"Fantastic Counsellor - would use Elaine again." - 2019
"Elaine is a great counsellor, helpful, patient, direct without being rude. Thank you!" - 2018
"Thank you Elaine for your help and guidance. You have really helped our relationship and communication skills." - 2018
"Just to say thank you for your help, it has been invaluable and it was wonderful confiding in someone so warm and non-judgemental. The sessions were priceless in how they improved our communication and overall relationship. The tools we’ve learnt will be invaluable taking forward." - November 2019
"Thank you for our session this morning. I found it really beneficial and you are so easy to talk to and have such a brilliant nature about you so feels very easy to open up." - October 2020
Getting Started is Easy
This initial session is an important first step in your counselling journey.
Flexible session times to suit your needs via zoom
Telephone & Online Counselling Now Available
Please contact me to find out further. At this current time there will be flexibility of Counselling Sessions available due to currently working from home in accordance with the Government guidelines.
Type of Sessions
Face to Face Counselling – YES
Home Visits – NO (Due to COVID19)
Online Counselling – YES
Telephone Counselling – YES