Joan Elliot BA(Hons)Counselling
07967 856 004
I have been a qualified counsellor for 12 years. I am an accredited registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy.
I have a broad range of experience having worked in the public and charity/voluntary sectors delivering both short term counselling and more long- term counselling. I have worked with people who suffer from anxiety and depression, loss and bereavement, addictions, trauma and abuse.
How I work.
I work in a Person–Centred way. This means I will respect your individuality and work with you in a way that is sensitive, open, honest and non-judgmental. This enables you to find your own answers, rather than someone giving advice or direction.
Sometimes words can get in the way of what you are feeling, or you cannot find ways to say what's happening inside or verbal communication is just too painful. In situations like this I can also work with creative methods such as using art materials, images, metaphor, miniature objects, or creative writing, to help you explore and express what you cannot put into words.
How can I help
Sometimes we all lose direction and our focus, or we become overwhelmed by life events and relationships. I can offer you counselling in a confidential, warm and welcoming space, where you can talk freely about your issues without judgement or criticism. I can also offer telephone counselling and online counselling
Counselling can give you the opportunity to pause, breathe, reflect, and be heard. Through building a trusting relationship we will work together with the issues you bring and find understanding of the thoughts, feelings and behaviours that you are experiencing.