ABOUT ME

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 registered with 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 now have my own private practice working  with children, young people and parents.

 

QUALIFICATIONS, EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING

2013-2015

POSTGRADUATE DIPLOMA IN INTEGRATIVE COUNSELLING AND PSYCHOTHERAPY

University of East London
Training Placements:
Place2Be - School Counsellor, London
Women's Centre, London

2010-2012

MASTERS IN SOCIAL WORK

The Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust and University of East London
Masters Dissertation on engaging young people in online mental health services
Training placements:
Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service and Adolescent Service at the The Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust
Camden Multi-Agency Liaison Team (MALT)
Stars in the Sky - Dating Agency for Adults with Learning Difficulties (as featured in the Channel 4 TV series 'The Undateables')

2005-2008

BA (HONS) SOCIAL ANTHROPOLOGY

University of Cambridge

2020

CERTIFICATE IN ONLINE AND TELEPHONE COUNSELLING

Counselling Tutor (accredited by ACTO - Association for Counselling and Therapy Online)
This is an 80 hour course which meets the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP) core competences that practitioners need to have to work online and over the phone with clients

2012-2014

ADVOCATE, CASE WORKER AND COORDINATOR OF VOLUNTEERS

The Children's Society, New Londoners Project working with young, destitute asylum seekers

2009-2010

CHILDLINE - PHONE AND ONLINE CHAT COUNSELLOR

ChildLine, London

2020-present

COUPLES THERAPY TRAINING

12 day training with The Centre for Relational Couples Therapy

2020

DEVELOPING SKILLS IN COUPLES WORK

Tavistock Relationships Summer School

2020

YOUTH GAMBLING AND GAMING AWARENESS EDUCATION PROGRAMME

The Young Gamers and Gamblers Education Trust (YGAM)

2020

GRIEF AND BEREAVEMENT TRAINING

Cruse and Winston's Wish

2020

REFLECTIVE PARENTING - INCREASING MENTALIZING IN THE PARENT-CHILD RELATIONSHIP

Anna Freud Centre

2020

THE IMPACT OF COMPLEX MEDICAL CONDITIONS & SERIOUS ILLNESS ON CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE & THEIR FAMILIES

Naomi Moore, The Sunflower Network

2020

ONLINE HARMS & ONLINE SAFEGUARDING

Cath Knibbs, The Sunflower Network

2020

QUALIFIED PROREAL FACILITATOR

ProReal

2020

WORKING ONLINE WITH COUPLES

Ian Wallace

 

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