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

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.

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, Emotion 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

Long-term face-to-face work, Online counselling, Telephone counselling

Supervisor - Littlehampton

Littlehampton BN17
07484640383
Sessions from £50.00

Features

  • Concessionary rates

About me and my therapy practice

I am a qualified and experienced 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 of: 

  • University student counselling
  • Person Centered Counselling for Depression (in an NHS Iapt service)
  • Brief and Solutions Focused counselling (in an NHS Iapt) 
  • Alcohol and Substance Misuse counselling  
  • Risk management and Safeguarding Vulnerable Adults  

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

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, Emotion 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