Elaine Brown

Elaine Brown


Registered Member MBACP

Contact information

Phone number
0798 1261526

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Therapist - Worth, Deal

Worth, Deal CT14
0798 1261526
Sessions from £60.00

Features

  • Flexible hours available
  • Concessionary rates

Availability

I am currently offering online sessions via Zoom. 

This has allowed more flexibility for my clients. 

I am available online throughout the week, as below:

Tuesday morning, afternoon, evening - last session 8.30pm

Wednesday morning, afternoon, evening - last session 8.30pm

Thursday morning, afternoon, evening - last session 8.30pm

Friday morning/afternoon, evening - last session 6pm 

Saturday morning/early afternoon - last session 2.30pm



About me and my therapy practice

I am an experienced relationship counsellor and have in excess of 3,800 hours supporting couples and individuals. 

I am very aware that deciding to have counselling is a big decision to make whether as a couple or an individual.  It is a journey that can be a difficult, certainly a reflective one but hopefully also a rewarding and empowering one.

As a Relate trained counsellor, I particularly draw on the systemic and psycho-dynamic theoretical perspectives.  However, I also understand the importance of being client-led, listening to the family scripts and narratives, with a person-centred focus.

Counselling can be very emotionally draining at times.  I am very aware of saying this but I feel it is important for you to know this.  We can of course discuss this further and more in depth at the initial assessment and ongoing sessions.

Your mental well-being and safety are of utmost importance to me.  I promise that if I do not have the necessary tools or expertise to help you, I will suggest different options to you in finding more appropriate ongoing help and support.

My intention as a counsellor is to endeavour to support you in your journey with empathy, kindness, integrity and respect.

Practice description


Counselling allows you a space, place and time to reflect on your life journey so far, working in the here and now but also moving towards the future having had the benefit of counselling.  To empower you and enhance your onward life journey whatever age you may be from 18 to 90 years young!

My experience over the years with the many different and unique individuals that I have worked with, supported and cared about, has led me to a greater understanding of the impact of the many systems that affect us throughout our lives.

Wherever we live or grew up in the world these systems include:

Social, historical, economical, environmental and political events all impact and shape our lives. Whatever your gender, ethnicity, people with seen/or unseen disability, race, sexual identity, spiritual and religious belief or none all impact our narratives.

The family systems and networks of our original care providers whatever form that may be including same sex, extended family, carers, foster or adopted

Schooling, teachers, the education system, our peers and friends

The working environment, our work colleagues, boss, leadership team or CEO

Current family life and friends that we choose to call family

All of these have a significant effect on our lives, mental health and well-being some good experiences and maybe some not so good.

Let's talk about this, it is good for you to talk, for us to explore, be curious together in a safe supported space where you feel able to share your feelings, thoughts, concerns and worries. 

Please know I will be listening to you, supporting and guiding you.





My first session

What happens is that we firstly meet for an assessment.

With Couples Counselling in particular this can be a number of sessions that also allows you both to have an individual session during this assessment period. This is where I am making sure that the counselling I can offer is right and appropriate for you both and importantly that you feel comfortable with me.

If I feel that I am not the right therapist for you, we would discuss this and I would suggest and signpost you to other therapies or counselling that might be more useful and appropriate for you at that time.

At the start of your counselling journey it is preferable to have weekly sessions, although I am very aware of the impact on finances.  We can therefore of course can discuss having fortnightly sessions as an option.  This actually also allows more time to reflect what has been talked about and complete any exercises that we may have discussed and agreed upon especially when working within the couple dynamic.

What I can help with

Anxiety, Cultural issues, Development coaching, LGBTQ+ counselling, Life coaching, Loss, Personal development, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Stress, Women's issues, Work related issues

Types of therapy

Behavioural, Integrative, Person centred, Psychodynamic, Relational, Systemic

Clients I work with

Adults, Couples, Older adults, Young people

How I deliver therapy

Long term sessions, Online counselling, Short term sessions, Telephone counselling

Languages spoken

English