About Ellen

Ellen Garrard SNCPS (Acc.) 

I am a fully qualified Integrative Counsellor, Supervisor and Meditation Teacher using a range of approaches to suit individual needs. I have been in the counselling arena since the year 2000 when I did my foundation course in Psychodynamic Counselling.

I work with people from all different backgrounds including individuals, couples, adults coming to terms with childhood trauma and abuse, professionals seeking a hybrid of counselling/reflective practice to manage stress and support wellbeing. I also enjoy working with trainee counsellors looking to fulfil their training therapy requirements.I offer both long-term and short-term focussed therapy.

I aim to help people improve their mental health by providing a safe, non-judgemental, confidential space for people to discuss and work through their problems and to explore their thoughts, feelings and behaviour. I use mindfulness-based meditation teachings to boost wellbeing and support healing, helping clients to shed old stories and patterns of relating that are no longer helpful to them. I also teach Mindfulness Meditation, either in groups or in 1:1 consultations.

I am committed to ongoing learning and CPD (continued professional development).

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My Qualifications

Breathworks Mindfulness Meditation Teacher (Accredited)

Thoros/NCS Advanced Specialist Training Diploma in Professional Supervision

Kent and Medway NHS Inter Psyche Diploma in Integrative Counselling (Accredited)

Westminster Pastoral Foundation Certificate in Psychodynamic Counselling (Accredited)

Cruse Bereavement Care Certificate in Counselling

I have bolt on trainings in:

Professional and Advanced Couple Training Therapy

Understanding the Intergenerational Transmission of Trauma and Abuse

Creative Arts and Play Therapy Techniques

The Guild of Energists Certificate in Energy EFT

TA 101 (Transactional Analysis)

Mindfulness Based Mind Fitness Training (Elizabeth Stanley Phd on-line training)

Opening to Our Lives Meditations Training (Jon Kabat-Zinn on-line training)

My experience includes

Private Practice

Working with adults in an NHS Primary Care Trust Setting and NHS Medical Practice Setting where I have experience of working short-term focussed therapy within the IAPT setting (Improving Access to Psychological Therapies)

Working with adults and young people in a local Community Service Setting providing both short-term and long-term therapy

Working for Cruse Bereavement Care Services

Working in schools with children and families

I am based in Lympne, near to Hythe in Kent, close to the towns of Folkestone, Ashford, Dymchurch, New Romney and Canterbury

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Client Feedback

Extremely experienced and professional therapist/counsellor.  I have gained lots of insight and coping strategies.

Fantastic service.  Can’t praise enough!

Excellent.  Really professional and made me feel at ease.