Heidi Ellis

Heidi Ellis


Registered Member MBACP

Languages spoken: English

Contact information

Phone number
07549 668727
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Therapist - Guildford

Guildford GU1
07549 668727
Sessions from £50.00

Features

  • Flexible hours available
  • Available for home visits

About me and my therapy practice

"The first step to making change is deciding that you no longer want to be where you are". You have already taken that first step, and I offer a safe, non-judgmental, confidential space for you to think and talk about anything which may feel confusing, uncomfortable or painful.

People are drawn to counselling for many different reasons. Life can often be challenging and can leave you feeling alone and not knowing where you can go to be heard, understood or supported. This in turn can leave you feeling anxious, stressed, down, uncertain, afraid or unable to do what you want to do, and be who you want to be. Counselling and psychotherapy can help support you through these difficult times and changes in your life, for example through bereavement, loss of a relationship or health, family problems, trauma, stress, anxiety or depression.

It is easy to lose sight of what is important to you or be struck by an unexpected event that can leave you feeling anxious, unhappy, stressed, down or stuck. Coming to counselling is a way of exploring and working through the issues that you are facing, enabling you to develop a deeper self-awareness and ability to make sense of your life. You are the expert of your life, no one else, and by listening to you, and working alongside you, I can start to understand how you are feeling by offering you a confidential, non-judgemental and empathic space where you can feel safe to explore what you are thinking and feeling.

Practice description

I am fully trained and work as an integrative psychotherapist, which means that I put your needs first and foremost, whilst being able to draw on a number of different approaches, so that the counselling approach is tailored for you. In this sense my approach is person-centred, with the heart of my work being the therapeutic relationship, in order to enable positive changes and development.

This relationship can allow you to explore your thoughts, feelings and experiences in a way that you may not have been able to before and may help you to start to understand why you have been feeling the way you do. To become more self-accepting and make changes that you want to make in order to move forward.

In my private practice I work with adults and young people with issues including anxiety, panic attacks, depression, stress, trauma, grief and loss, relationship issues, obsessive compulsive disorder, low self-worth, low self-esteem, and building confidence.

As well as being in private practice, I am an associate with NTAPS working with clients who have experienced trauma, using short term trauma focused CBT.

I am also a volunteer counsellor with the Rape and Sexual Abuse Support Centre (RASASC).

I also worked with Cruse as a bereavement volunteer, where I worked with bereaved clients on both a one to one basis and facilitated group work, and volunteered with the NHS Surrey & Borders Partnership Youth Counselling Service, part of Mindsight Surrey CAMHS, which offers short term counselling to 12-24 year olds.

What I can help with

Abuse, Anger management, Anxiety, Bereavement, Depression, Identity issues, Loss, OCD, Post-traumatic stress, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Stress, Trauma, Women's issues, Work related issues

Types of therapy

CBT, Cognitive, Gestalt, Humanistic, Integrative, Jungian, Person centred, Psychoanalytic, Psychodynamic, Relational, Solution focused brief therapy, Transactional analysis

Clients I work with

Adults, Older adults, Young people

How I deliver therapy

Home visits, Long-term face-to-face work, Online counselling, Short-term face-to-face work, Telephone counselling

Therapist - Guildford

Guildford GU2
07549668727
Sessions from £50.00

Features

  • Flexible hours available
  • Available for home visits

About me and my therapy practice

"The first step to making change is deciding that you no longer want to be where you are." You have already taken that first step, and I offer a safe, non-judgemental, confidential space for you to think and talk about anything which may feel confusing, uncomfortable or painful. 

People are drawn to counselling for many different reasons. Life can often be challenging and can leave you feeling alone and not knowing where you can go to be heard, understood or supported. This in turn can leave you feeling anxious, stressed, down, uncertain, afraid or unable to do what you want to do, and be who you want to be. Counselling and psychotherapy can help support you through these difficult times and changes in your life, for example through bereavement, loss of a relationship or health, family problems, trauma, stress, anxiety or depression.

It is easy to lose sight of what is important to you or be struck by an unexpected event that can leave you feeling anxious, unhappy, stressed, down or stuck. Coming to counselling is a way of exploring and working through the issues that you are facing, enabling you to develop a deeper self-awareness and ability to make sense of your life. You are the expert of your life, no one else, and by listening to you, and working alongside you, I can start to understand how you are feeling by offering you a confidential, non-judgemental and empathic space where you can feel safe to explore what you are thinking and feeling.

Practice description

I am trained and work as an integrative psychotherapist, which means that I put your needs first and foremost, whilst being able to draw on a number of different approaches, so that the counselling approach is tailored for you. In this sense my approach is person-centred, with the heart of my work being the therapeutic relationship, in order to enable positive changes and development.

This relationship can allow you to explore your thoughts, feelings and experiences in a way that you may not have been able to before and may help you to start to understand why you have been feeling the way you do. To become more self-accepting and make changes that you want to make in order to move forward.

In my private practice I work with adults and young people with issues including anxiety, panic attacks, depression, stress, trauma, grief and loss, relationship issues, obsessive compulsive disorder, low self-worth, low self-esteem, and building confidence.

As well as being in private practice, I am an associate with NTAPS working with clients who have experienced trauma, using short term trauma focused CBT.

I am also a volunteer counsellor with the Rape and Sexual Abuse Support Centre (RASASC).

I also worked with Cruse as a bereavement volunteer, where I worked with bereaved clients on both a one to one basis and facilitated group work, and volunteered with the NHS Surrey & Borders Partnership Youth Counselling Service, part of Mindsight Surrey CAMHS, which offers short term counselling to 12-24 year olds. 

What I can help with

Abuse, Anger management, Anxiety, Bereavement, Depression, Identity issues, Loss, OCD, Post-traumatic stress, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Stress, Trauma, Women's issues, Work related issues

Types of therapy

CBT, Cognitive, Creative therapy, Gestalt, Humanistic, Integrative, Jungian, Person centred, Psychoanalytic, Psychodynamic, Relational, Solution focused brief therapy, Transactional analysis

Clients I work with

Adults, Older adults, Young people

How I deliver therapy

Home visits, Long-term face-to-face work, Online counselling, Short-term face-to-face work, Telephone counselling