Ellen Friend

Ellen Friend


Registered Member MBACP

Contact information

Phone number
07788240936

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Therapist - Saxmundham

Saxmundham IP17
07788240936
Sessions from £40.00

Features

  • Flexible hours available
  • Wheelchair accessible office

About me and my therapy practice

I am an integratively trained counsellor, meaning I draw from many different models of working in order to support and facilitate the growth and development of the people I work with.

Most of my experience comes from working with childhood trauma, particularly with adults who have experienced sexual abuse as children, and adults with addictions. However, this does not define my practice and I also work with people to overcome many challenges, promote self development and create changes and shifts in their relationships with themselves and others.

I always work kindly and compassionately; Carl Rogers states "The curious paradox is that when I accept myself just as I am, then I can change", and I have been privileged enough to witness this process within many of the people that I have worked with.

Having studied Psychology and Sociology before my training as a counsellor, I find myself particularly interested in the social context of our lives, and the impact this has on us personally. I am LGBTQI+ positive and strive to understand the social and cultural context of the lives of all of the people that I work with.

What I can help with

Addictions, Eating disorders, Obsessions, OCD, Phobias, Self-harm, Abuse, Anxiety, Bereavement, Depression, Loss, Post-traumatic stress, Trauma, Service veterans, Personal development, Disability, Health related issues, Cultural issues, Identity issues, Men's issues, Self esteem, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Spirituality, Women's issues, Child related issues, Infertility, Pregnancy related issues, Relationships, Sex-related issues, Anger management, Redundancy, Stress, Work related issues

Types of therapy

Humanistic, Integrative, Relational

Clients I work with

Trainee, Adults, Older adults

How I deliver therapy

Long-term face-to-face work, Short-term face-to-face work, Time-limited