SO45 5UE, United Kingdom
United Kingdom
Session types
Face to face counselling
Telephone counselling
Older Adults

Ellen Bainbridge

Primary Location

What to expect when you contact me

I welcome inquiries by text, email and telephone and look forward to answering any questions you may have. We will discuss what you are hoping to explore and how I will work with you.

Some people feel quite nervous about speaking out, sometimes for the first time, about personal problems and this is something I do understand. The most important person is you and you can set the pace, choose when to stop and how far you go in any session. My job is to support you and help you to feel safe as you embark on a journey of discovery about you.

If you feel that we are a good match then we can arrange a time to meet. This can be for a 30 minute no obligation free discussion so that you can make a decision about whether to proceed with counselling with me.

I am available at various times and days to suit individual needs.

Your first session

You have decided to proceed with your first counselling session. When you arrive I will bring you straight to my counselling room at my home. This room is cosy and comfortable and most importantly, private. Your initial session will begin with my taking down some details and getting a picture of your situation and agreeing timescale and cost. I will explain a little more about how I work and will ask if you have any further questions.

Following this we will begin to explore your issue.

Gestalt counselling, which is my core approach, uses a variety of ways of allowing the unconscious to express itself. I am comfortable integrating CBT, solution focused approach and can also use art, sandtray work, use of objects.

However, I will use only methods that you are comfortable with and often talking therapy is enough. Sometimes I may offer you the option of using art, objects or2 chair work.

I use a sliding scale of charges for my service, depending on an individual’s circumstances and what they can afford.

I am also able to offer counselling supervision.

Training, qualifications & experience


Certificate in Counselling

Diploma Gestalt counselling

BA (hons) Humanistic Counselling

Experience with CBT counselling

Experience of Solution Focused Therapy

Counselling Supervision Certificate

Date Qualified
Gestalt therapy
Solution focused brief therapy
Affairs and betrayals
Anger management
Attachment disorder
Behaviour problems
Binge-eating disorder
Child related issues
Childhood bereavement
Childhood bullying
Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
Emotional abuse
Feeling sad
Generalised anxiety disorder
Low self-confidence
Low self-esteem
Panic disorder
Passive aggressive behaviour
Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
Separation and divorce
Sexual abuse
Suicidal thoughts
Relationship problems
Work-related stress

Tuesdays to Fridays, Saturdays a.m.

£25 to £35 sliding scale

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