Ellen Vintner

Ellen Vintner

Registered Member MBACP

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Therapist - Gerrards Cross

Gerrards Cross SL9
Sessions from £55.00


  • Flexible hours available
  • Concessionary rates

About me and my therapy practice

I offer a warm, patient, down to earth approach, so that together we can explore areas that you may be finding confusing, challenging, or sad.

Sometimes our thoughts and feelings can be so confused that we just don't know where to start. Well-meaning friends and family want to help, but we can't find the words, or maybe it feels too personal to share with them. When we do open up then perhaps we get unwanted advice, or we see them worry and treat us differently, which just makes it worse.

By contrast, I offer a confidential space where you can talk through your thoughts, feelings, and issues within a supportive and accepting environment. We can then work together to bring clarity to your situation, perhaps discover new perspectives, try new strategies or explore new ways of coping to help you move towards the person you want to be and the life you want to live.

Practice description

I work with both adults and young people in my private practice, as well as in schools providing counselling to both staff and students, group facilitation, workshops and psycho-education.

Whether I am working with adults or young people, the foundation of my work is Person Centred, with non-judgemental listening, respect, honesty and good humour at its heart. I believe that within each of us there is an innate positive drive towards growth and my aim is to provide an environment of empathy, acceptance and unconditional positive regard to allow that drive within you to flourish.

 I bring a combination of life experiences plus my training and knowledge to support you. If it is appropriate and beneficial to you then we can utilise my background in the creative arts to enhance our work allowing for greater expression, communication and connection.

I  offer counselling in person or online, and both long-term and short-term work as necessary. Sometimes just a few sessions is all a person needs to make a difference, however other people find they need to build a relationship and explore deeper through longer-term therapy. We can discuss the best option for you...we are all different, and there is no right or wrong.

Fees are £55 for adults aged 18+, and the sessions are 1 hour.

Fees are £60 for children and young people under 18 years old, and the sessions are 50 minutes.

Limited spaces with reduced fees are available for clients facing hardship. I also offer discounts to members of the Musicians Union and Equity. Feel free to enquire further.

People of all ages, races, heritage, religion, gender, and sexuality are welcomed in my practice. 

My first session

It is important that you find a counsellor who feels right for you, and that we both feel we can work together. Therefore, once we are in contact, I will arrange for us to have a free 20 minute telephone conversation.

In this introductory phone call you can, if you wish, share some brief details on why you are seeking counselling. We can also discuss how I work and what you can expect in our first session. My aim is to put you at your ease and offer an opportunity for you to ask me questions so that you can make a decision which is right for you.

I am also happy to offer referrals where necessary, so that you can find the help you need.

The first counselling session can seem daunting, however seeking help is sometimes the bravest and strongest thing we can do. My aim is to offer a warm, comfortable environment where you can quickly feel at ease. Sharing problems within this safe, counselling space can bring clarity to the situation you are struggling with, and the strength to move through it.

What I can help with

Abuse, ADD / ADHD, Addictions, Anger management, Anxiety, Bereavement, Child related issues, Depression, Eating disorders, Health related issues, Infertility, Loss, Menopause, Neurodiversity, OCD, Personal development, Phobias, Pregnancy related issues, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Sexual identity, Stress, Trauma, Women's issues, Work related issues

Types of therapy

Person centred

Clients I work with

Adults, Older adults, Trainees, Young people

How I deliver therapy

Long term sessions, Long-term face-to-face work, Online therapy, Short term sessions, Short-term face-to-face work, Time-limited