My name is Ellie Finch and I’m a qualified and experienced counsellor.
I have a Postgraduate Diploma in Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy from the University of East London. Being an Integrative counsellor means that I tailor the approach I use depending on your individual needs and I work alongside you on your journey in a non-judgemental and compassionate way.
I'm an Accredited Registered Member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists and am bound by their code of ethics.
I started my counselling career at ChildLine in 2009. I qualified as a social worker at masters level with the Tavistock Clinic in 2012 with a focus on child and adolescent mental health, working with children, young people, parents and families. I then gained my post-graduate qualification as a counsellor and psychotherapist in 2015. I have worked as a counsellor in schools, a young people's counselling service and a women’s centre. I currently work for Relate as a couple and family counsellor as well as running my own private practice working with children, young people, parents and families.
I have developed an innovative online service engaging children in counselling through video games, such as Minecraft. I provide consultancy and training to professionals and organisations who wish to use video games within their own practice. I'm currently being supported by the University of Cambridge Judge Business School to create a social enterprise to train other practitioners to use video games therapeutically.
I have years of training and experience but I am always learning; I learn from my clients all the time and endeavour to always be conscientious, empathic and honest in my work.
I am committed to providing an anti-discriminatory and equal opportunities service to all people regardless of sexual orientation, race, ethnicity, religious beliefs or disability. Please let me know if there is anything I can do to make my service more accessible to you.
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Consultancy and Training Enquiries:
Contact me to book in for a one hour consultation or to enquire about training opportunities. Click here for information about my rates.
I work Tuesdays-Thursdays, school term-time. Please note I do not currently have any availability within my counselling practice.
Contact me to book in for your free 20 minute online or telephone, no obligation, meet and greet session. This gives us the opportunity to get to know each other a little and for you to explore whether you would benefit from having further sessions with me. It also gives you the opportunity to find out if online or telephone counselling is right for you. Click here for information about my rates.
To ensure your confidentiality when emailing, please just include some basic contact details in your email and I will reply offering you a free meet and greet session where you can provide me with more detailed information about your situation.
Emergency and Alternative support:
You may also like to consider calling your GP, or, in an emergency, calling 999 or going to A&E for support. You can also contact the Samaritans on 116 123 or use their email service: https://www.samaritans.org/how-we-can-help/contact-samaritan/
If you are under 19 years old, you can also call Childline on 0800 1111 or use their chat/email service: https://www.childline.org.uk/get-support/