My name is Elaine and I am a qualified Therapist with more than 20 years of experience. I graduated in 2003 with an MA in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and have extensive experience working as a Senior Counsellor in a University setting and running a Counselling private practice, I also work with a selection of Employee Assistance Providers. My career began as a Registered nurse and midwife and I find this experience and knowledge to be very useful in my current client work. I gained my first Counselling Post Graduate Diploma in 1998 when I first began working as an employed Counsellor. I am a registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy registration number 045310 and can be found on their web site www.bacp.co.uk – I adhere to their code of ethics.
My ethos is to adapt my approach to suit my client in order to best meet their needs and not to try and fit the client to the therapy! With this in mind I offer a range of therapies.
I qualified in Emotional Freedom Technique in 2007 and have seen this technique grow steadily in the counselling world since that time. It is especially useful for addressing traumatic memories. In 2012 I obtained my Post Graduate Clinical Diploma in Hypnotherapy and have found this a very useful skill to be able to offer my clients alongside talking therapy. I am an accredited member of the General Hypnotherapy Register. Registration number 5514.
In 2015 I completed my training in Hypnobirthing. The training for this provided by Katheryn Graves is accredited by the Royal College of Midwives. I especially enjoy this aspect of my work and have worked with many clients on fertility and pregnancy/childbirth/post childbirth issues. My experience as an ex midwife comes in very useful here.
However, throughout all aspects of my work, I place extreme importance on the value of creating a safe therapeutic environment for all my clients. This provides a solid basis to establish a strong working therapeutic relationship between Client and therapist. I have full current liability insurance to support my practice and hold an up to date enhanced certificate from the Disclosure and Barring Service.
I am also a registered member of the Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council Registration number 000025-J12. The CNHC was set up by the government to ensure all registrants are professionally trained and fully insured to practise.