Laura Jane Ellis
Counselling & Psychotherapy
Member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy.
Experience in Trauma-informed, Person-centred Counselling, Gestalt, Transactional Analysis (TA), Existential & Psychodynamic Psychotherapy.
I offer a free 15 -minute consultation via telephone. This provides an opportunity to have an informal chat to see what has brought you to therapy, how we might work together, if I am a suitable fit for you and, if not, what alternative services might be better tailored to your needs.
Face-to-face, telephone and online sessions – whichever suits you best.
Sessions are 50 minutes. I charge £55 as standard and offer a sliding scale/concessionary rate for those on lower income and seniors - which I am happy to discuss.
I provide a non-judgmental, safe and supportive environment that is client centred, which means that we work collaboratively in a way that works for you. I am trained as an Integrative Psychotherapist; therefore, my background is in humanistic, psychodynamic, and Person-centred therapy.
I work as a trauma-informed practitioner, as I believe it is not what is 'wrong' with you but what happened to you and how you can find your way back to yourself through the therapeutic relationship. It is also a space to celebrate your strengths and gain some perspective, as committing to counselling can often be the most challenging yet empowering step forward.
I am LGBTQIA+ informed and offer affirmative and anti-oppressive therapy, as I understand some of the additional struggles that might come with being part of a minority group. I am also mindful of my unconscious bias and privilege and therefore strive to educate myself through CPD and challenge instilled beliefs open-mindedly.
Essentially, I am a warm, down-to-earth and compassionate person, as I provide a relaxed atmosphere whilst remaining professional and fully dedicated to our work together.
I offer face-to-face sessions in Chorlton, Stockport and West Didsbury, as well as telephone, Skype or Teams appointments, whichever you prefer.
Please feel free to contact me with any enquiries.