About me and the way I work
My name is Ellie Finch and I'm a highly trained and experienced Integrative Counsellor registered with the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). This means that I tailor my approach to each individual and often incorporate play, art and drama games and activities in to my practice to enable your child to express themselves in a way that fits their unique personality.
I love what I do and I have spent the past 11 years understanding and finding the best way to support children and young people. I work at a deep level which means that I will get to the heart of what is going on for your child and help them to make sense of what is going on for them so that they are empowered to find their own way through their problems.
Training, qualifications & experience
Postgraduate Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy (University of East London)
Masters in Social Work – with a focus on the mental health of young people (Tavistock Clinic and University of East London)
Masters Dissertation on engaging young people in mental health services online
Trained within the Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service and Adolescent Service at the Tavistock Clinic in London
ChildLine – online and telephone counsellor
Place2Be – schools counsellor
Currently also working for The CLD Trust in Hereford (a counselling service for young people)
Youth Gambling and Game Harm Prevention training
Certificate in online and telephone counselling from Counselling Tutor (accredited by ACTO - Association for Counselling and Therapy Online) meaning that I meet the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists core competences that practitioners need to have to work online and over the phone with clients.
Up-to-date, clear DBS Certificate