Hello, I’m Elaine an accredited MBACP integrative counsellor at Breathe. I grew up on a farm and dogs were always a part of my family. I love them!
I have worked as a counsellor with children, teenagers and adults in different organisational settings including third sector and education (primary and high schools). I have worked with young homeless people and young people in care in a non-counsellor role. I have a BSc in Systemic counselling. I am currently undertaking a Systemic foundation at the University of Bath so that I can work with more than one person in the room. I am an accredited BACP member.
I have a gentle, open, and non-judgemental approach that puts people at ease and creates a safe and confidential space where clients can explore their difficulties. I work collaboratively and encourage client feedback and input. I consider the person within the context of their relationships and wider systems such as peer, family, work, and education. My degree was also integrative so I can draw from different therapeutic approaches and use tools such as cognitive approaches, mindfulness, inner child work, sand tray, psychodynamic and creative approaches.
Exercise is an important part of my self-care; I enjoy lifting weights. I like seeing new places and meeting new people. I also really like learning! My first degree was an art degree so I try to make room for being creative in my home environment by growing plants and creating calming spaces.