Heidi Ellis

Heidi Ellis


Registered Member MBACP

Languages spoken: English

Contact information

Phone number
07549668727
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Therapist - Guildford

Guildford GU2
07549668727
Sessions from £50.00

Features

  • Flexible hours available

About me and my therapy practice

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, stress, anxiety or depression.

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.

In my private practice I work with adults and young people with issues including anxiety, panic attacks, grief and loss, depression, stress, relationship issues, obsessive compulsive disorder, anger, gender and identity, self harm, self worth, self esteem, personal growth and development.

As well as being in private practice, I also work for Cruse as a bereavement volunteer, where I work with bereaved clients on both a one to one basis and facilitate group work.

I am also a volunteer with the NHS Surrey & Borders Partnership Youth Counselling Service, part of Mindsight Surrey CAMHS, which offers short term counselling to 12-24 year olds. In my work with children and young people I have supported clients with issues such as anxiety, low self-esteem, lack of confidence, exam stress, depression, bullying, bereavement, anger, family and relationship issues, gender identity, trauma, abuse, self-harm and suicidal ideation.

What I can help with

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

Types of therapy

Behavioural, Brief 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

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

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.

As a fully qualified Counselling Professional, I aim to build a therapeutic relationship with you to help you to explore your feelings, thoughts and experiences to help you to make any changes that you feel you need in order to move forward.

I hold an Advanced Professional Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling, and I am a registered member of BACP (MBACP) and an accredited registrant of the National Counselling Society (MNCS Accred).

​I work privately as a therapist, and have a wealth of valuable experience working with a diverse range of individuals and their issues including depression, anxiety, panic attacks, stress, self harm, self worth, self esteem, relationship issues, eating disorders, OCD, anger, gender and identity, grief and loss, personal growth and development. I also work with Cruse as a bereavement volunteer and for the NHS as an honorary counselling volunteer with the Youth Counselling Service, part of Mindsight Surrey CAMHS.

​My theoretical approach is integrative which means I draw on different theories which enables me to work with each person individually, using the best approach for you. The client, therapist relationship is key to this, to ensure that you feel safe to explore and share what you are thinking, feeling and your experiences. This will help you to make the changes that you need to, to enable you to move forward with your life in a way that you want it to.

I feel privileged every time I work with someone, sharing their story with me, and seeing the changes that they make to improve their life.

What I can help with

Addictions, Eating disorders, Obsessions, OCD, Phobias, Self-harm, Abuse, Anxiety, Bereavement, Depression, Loss, Post-traumatic stress, Trauma, ADD / ADHD, Asperger syndrome, Cancer, Chronic fatigue syndrome / ME, Disability, Health related issues, Cultural issues, Identity issues, Men's issues, Self esteem, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Women's issues, Child related issues, Infertility, Pregnancy related issues, Relationships, Sex-related issues, Anger management, Redundancy, Stress, Work related issues

Types of therapy

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

Clients I work with

Adults, Older adults, Young people

How I deliver therapy

Home visits, Long-term face-to-face work, Short-term face-to-face work