Elaine Sherrington

Elaine Sherrington


Registered Member MBACP (Accredited)

Contact information

Phone number
07484640383

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Therapist - Littlehampton

Littlehampton BN17
07484640383
Sessions from £45.00

Features

  • Concessionary rates

Availability

I will have some online appointments available from September - at discounted rates for student counsellors / counsellors in training - please contact to discuss. 

About me and my therapy practice

I am a qualified and experienced counsellor offering online and telephone counselling to adults 18-80+.

In my private practice I specialise in Person-Centred Experiential Counselling for Depression (PCE-CfD) and longer term counselling. I also work with trainee/ student counsellors wanting ongoing counselling sessions for the duration of their course and placements (offering discounted rates).

I describe my approach as Humanistic at core, with the ability to adapt to meet the individual needs of different clients.

PCE-CfD - Person Centred Experiential Counselling for Depression is an evidence-based, NICE recommended response to depression. It is based on a person-centred, experiential model and the aim is to help you make sense of underlying feelings, reflect on them, and move towards behavioural and psychological change.

For Trainee/ Student Counsellors: I understand that personal therapy is an essential part of many counselling courses and fundamental in the development of any future counsellor. I aim to provide a safe, non-judgemental, confidential and emotionally supportive space to help you to gain insight and reflect on anything that personally resonates or impacts you throughout the duration of your course and whilst on placement: 

  •  any unresolved issues from your past
  • any ‘blind spots’ you may have
  •  any impact on/from your personal relationships and home life
  • ensure you are able to recognise and separate your own personal issues from those of your clients
  • ensure you will be able to stay more present and focused with your clients
  • explore how your theoretical training relates to/impacts you. 

Practice description

Qualifications / Training:

• BA Hons Humanistic Counselling – University of Chichester

• Certified Practitioner in PCE-CfD (Person Centred Experiential Counselling for Depression) – Metanoia Institute  

• OCN Certificate – Counselling Supervision

• Counselling for Substance Misuse – SASS / CRi

• Managing Risk and Safeguarding Vulnerable Adults and children - level 3 (NHS)

• Various counselling CPD courses on a range of issues  

Clinical Experience:

 I currently work part-time as a counsellor at Reading University (student counselling) and have a small private practice. I have many years experience of working  in different settings including: University student counselling service, NHS Iapt community counselling service, NHS hospital staff counselling service, Substance Misuse Counselling Service, Residential Rehab'. 

Although in private practice I work in a longer term, emotion focused and person centred way, much of my clinical experience has been gained working in a Time Limited, Brief and Solutions Focussed way so I can adapt to work in this way at times if wanted and helpful. Over the years I have worked with hundreds of different people experiencing a broad range of difficulties.

 Work Experience:

Prior to training as a counsellor I worked in the corporate commercial sector as a recruitment specialist and ran my own business for a number of years. I have also worked as a primary school teacher in the UK and overseas, and taught English as a foreign language in FE Colleges and Adult Education. In my youth I had many temp jobs in retail and hospitality. I have experienced the demands and stresses of different workplaces, juggling work and home life, have travelled extensively and am used to working with people from all walks of life, cultures and backgrounds.

My first session

After an initial telephone conversation, I will suggest booking a 'sample' session so that you can experience me and how I work before committing to further sessions. 

What I can help with

Abuse, Addictions, Anxiety, Autism spectrum / Aspergers syndrome, Bereavement, Cultural issues, Depression, Health related issues, Identity issues, Loss, Personal development, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Stress, Substance Dependency, Work related issues

Types of therapy

Brief therapy, Emotionally focused therapy, Existential, Humanistic, Integrative, Person centred, Solution focused brief therapy

Clients I work with

Adults, Older adults, Trainee, Young people

How I deliver therapy

Online counselling, Telephone counselling

Supervisor - Hartley Wintney

Hartley Wintney RG27
07484 640383
Sessions from £45.00

Features

Availability

I will have some availability from September for online weekday and evening appointments - please contact to discuss 

About me and my therapy practice

I am a qualified and experienced Humanistic counsellor and supervisor, offering clinical supervision online (via skype, zoom etc) to experienced counsellors wanting a collaborative, supportive, reflective space and a warm, down to earth approach.

I have specialist qualifications and experience gained in:

• Brief Solutions Focused counselling in a University student counselling service

• Experiential Person Centered Counselling for Depression (in an NHS Iapt service)

• Time limited counselling (in an NHS Iapt service)

• Alcohol and Substance Misuse counselling (in a community drug and alcohol service and rehabilitation home)

• Risk management and Safeguarding  

Practice description

My approach has Humanistic values at the core, but I am used to adapting to meet the needs of individuals from a range of backgrounds. I am familiar with different supervision models and have worked with counsellors from different counselling modalities.

I view supervision with experienced practitioners, as a collaborative relationship; where we will work together to discuss, challenge, question, reflect and facilitate continued professional growth and development, for the benefit of you and your clients.

I offer online and telephone supervision and can be flexible to suit your needs - some supervisees like one 90 minute session monthly, others like an hour twice a month.

£45 for 60 minute session / £65 for 90 minute session 

My first session

Following an initial telephone conversation I suggest that in order for us to see if our working styles / modalities are compatible, we commit to at least 3 sessions to see how we work together and whether or not you feel comfortable and confident continuing our Working Alliance.

In the first session we can spend time considering together what  you hope, need and want from supervision, any external or specific considerations, and to agree a working contract. 

Types of therapy

Brief therapy, Emotionally focused therapy, Humanistic, Integrative, Person centred, Relational, Solution focused brief therapy, Transpersonal

Clients I work with

Adults, Older adults, Young people

How I deliver therapy

Long-term face-to-face work, Online counselling, Short-term face-to-face work, Telephone counselling, Time-limited

Supervisor - Littlehampton

Littlehampton BN17
07484640383
Sessions from £45.00

Features

  • Concessionary rates

Availability

I will have some availability daytime and evening - from beginning of September - please contact to discuss.

About me and my therapy practice

I am a qualified and experienced Humanistic counsellor and supervisor, offering clinical supervision online (via skype, zoom etc) to experienced counsellors wanting a collaborative, supportive, reflective space and a warm, down to earth approach. 

I have specialist qualifications and experience gained in: 

  • Brief Solutions Focused counselling in a University student counselling service
  • Experiential Person Centered Counselling for Depression (in an NHS Iapt service)
  • Time limited counselling (in an NHS Iapt service) 
  • Alcohol and Substance Misuse counselling in a community drug and alcohol service and rehabilitation home) 
  • Risk management and Safeguarding  

Practice description

My approach has Humanistic values at the core, but I am used to adapting to meet the needs of individuals from a range of backgrounds. I am familiar with different supervision models and have worked with counsellors from different counselling modalities.  

I view supervision with experienced practitioners, as a collaborative relationship;  where we will work together to discuss, challenge, question, reflect and facilitate continued professional growth and development, for the benefit of you and your clients.  

I offer online and telephone supervision and can be flexible to suit your needs - some supervisees like one 90 minute session monthly, others like an hour twice a month.  

£45 for 60 minute session  / £65 for 90 minute session 


My first session

Following an initial telephone conversation I suggest that in order for us to see if our working styles / modalities are compatible we commit to at least 3 sessions to see how we work together and whether or not you feel comfortable and confident continuing our Working Alliance. 

In the first session we can spend time considering together what the you hope, need and want from supervision, any external or specific considerations, and to agree a working contract. 

What I can help with

Abuse, Addictions, Anxiety, Autism spectrum / Aspergers syndrome, Bereavement, Cultural issues, Depression, Health related issues, Identity issues, Loss, Personal development, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Sexual identity, Stress, Substance Dependency, Trauma, Work related issues

Types of therapy

Brief therapy, Emotionally focused therapy, Existential, Humanistic, Person centred, Solution focused brief therapy

Clients I work with

Adults, Older adults, Young people

How I deliver therapy

Long-term face-to-face work, Online counselling, Short-term face-to-face work, Telephone counselling, Time-limited