Ellen Sharrocks Counselling in Leicester

White Daisy

Experienced Leicester City Based Counsellor

"Counselling helped me realise that change is possible."

I'm a BACP registered counsellor/therapist based in Leicester city centre and I can help you with life's emotional difficulties. Sometimes, life is just difficult, and if you are struggling with:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Bereavement
  • Low self-esteem
  • Issues with your relationships
  • Have suffered, or are currently suffering, from abuse of any kind

    it is possible to come through to the other side. Often talking to family or friends is enough to get through your problems. But not always. Sometimes taking your 'stuff' to a counsellor or therapist can be the way forward. What is important to know is that no-one has to just ‘put up with it’ or ‘pull themselves together’. This is where working with an experienced, professional counsellor, could be of help.

    The Counselling Journey
    Counselling (or therapy) has often been likened to a personal journey where difficulties that have been affecting your life - whether it be work, home, family or social life - can be explored with a counsellor/therapist, in a professional, safe, confidential and supportive environment.

    Finding your Way
    The Counselling Journey is not always easy, yet at the same time, it offers you the time and space to work through those personal problems that can make life so difficult. As your Counsellor, I will support you on that journey. I will use my professional training and expertise to work with you - and help you find your way.

    Why Private Counselling?
    If you choose private counselling rather than counselling through the NHS, you have choice ....
  • As many or as few sessions as you need - you are not limited by what the NHS says you should have
  • You choose who you see
  • You choose the type of counselling you feel is right for you, and
  • You can get the help you need without an official diagnosis which in some cases, can be given to third parties (such as insurance companies or employers).
  • The NHS will want to understand 'what's wrong with you?' A therapist will want to understand 'what have you experienced that makes you struggle?'

    In other words - you're not labelled and you are in control of your own wellbeing.

    Appointments Times
    I am a counsellor based in central Leicester, and I currently have daytime appointments as well as evening and Saturday appointments to help you fit counselling around life’s other commitments. My therapy sessions are held between the following times:

    Thursday 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    Friday 9:00am - 8:00pm
    Saturday 9:00am - 1:00pm

    If you want to arrange an initial session, please feel free to contact me at any time and I will respond to you as soon as I can.

    The first 50 minute ‘therapeutic hour’ is free. This session gives us an opportunity to meet without obligation and to explore whether counselling may be helpful to you at this point in time.

    After this initial consultation we would meet on a regular weekly basis at a fee of £40 per session for both individuals and for couples counselling.

    Therapist in Leicester City Centre
    My therapy practice is based in Rutland House, a beautiful listed building on Friar Lane, in Leicester city centre. Near the centre of the old town, it is accessible by public transport and with nearby car parking; this makes it easily accessible for anyone living or working in central Leicester, the surrounding areas and Leicestershire as a whole.

    Please be aware that my therapy room is situated on the first floor and because of the listed nature of the building, there is no lift and access is via the stairs only.

    As a counsellor/therapist based in Leicester, I offer counselling/therapy in a central city centre location with easy access to both public transport and with nearby car parking. I look forward to meeting with you to understand how we can work together to make life's journey less difficult to navigate.

    "Counselling or Therapy - which is it?
    In short, it's both!
    Some people talk about seeing a counsellor, or going to a therapist - or even psychotherapist. They talk about going to counselling, or therapy. These are different terms for the same thing. That's why you might notice I've mixed the terms and used them interchangeably. So go for whatever term you feel most comfortable with - the process is all the same.

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    “My Counsellor listened and made me think. Thank you."

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