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About Me

Katie Ellis - Dip Couns., BSc. (Hons), MBACP (Accred)

I have over 10 years of experience in face-to-face therapeutic work, which began with a 6-month placement at The Children's Society Waves Project in Weymouth, Dorset. In this role, I supported young people with various concerns from depression and bullying, to self-harm and destructive family life. Following this I volunteered as a trauma therapist for Dorset Rape Crisis Support Centre from 2014 – 2017 supporting survivors of sexualised trauma and historical abuse.      

After completing my Level 4 Therapeutic Counselling Diploma I enrolled with The Open University, studying childhood psychology, forensic psychology and mental health science. I graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree with First-Class Honours. 

In 2016 I established my private practice at a quiet holistic health clinic in Blandford Forum, where I work face-to-face with individuals with a range of concerns.

Since 2019 I have worked with The Leonardo Trust supporting unpaid carers to manage their mental health. The trust provides funding for 6 sessions of counselling.

I also hold a contract with The Dorchester Trust for Counselling and Psychotherapy, and offer a limited number of low-cost counselling sessions. 

Alongside my private work, I am an affiliate counsellor for Employee Assistance Programmes with Health Assured, Care First, CiC and Work Out Solutions, which can be accessed via numerous employers.

I continue to expand and update my knowledge regularly. Some of my professional development courses and seminars include Transactional Analysis 101, Attachment and the Early Years, Understanding Panic Attacks, Supporting Children and young people's wellbeing, and the Neuroscience of Trauma.

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Professional Body Membership

I am an Accredited Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy and abide by their Ethical Framework for Good Practice. This demonstrates my commitment as an ethical, independent and competent practitioner.

You can read more about the BACP, and how the ethical framework impacts our work together by clicking here:

BACP Ethics 

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