Eleanor Carn Psychotherapist and Counsellor at work

When I set out to become a therapist, I thought: "If I can help even a few people feel better about themselves, and heal past wounds, then I'll be happy." 

Psychotherapy is more than just a job that I clock in and out of. I feel grateful every day to have a role that allows me to help and support people to promote real change in their lives.

 

My belief is that therapy is about self discovery, and self acceptance

Acceptance requests of us that we get in touch with our vulnerability and take risks. I practice what I preach in that I see myself as just as human and flawed as everybody else. I am constantly learning and honing my skills as a psychotherapist. When we meet online for therapy I work to develop a safe, trusting, space in which you can explore your vulnerability and difficult feelings.

I have an LGBTQIA+ affirmative practice

 

Which means I recognise everyone’s chosen identity as equal and valid. I have always seen the person before the label, and have also undertaken training in LGBTQ+ issues, such as working with non-binary and trans clients, because it should never be my clients' job to have to teach me about their gender or sexuality,  just about themselves. Beyond sexuality and gender, I am a supporter of equal rights and believe that a society that does not recognise and accept privilege and difference is one which lets down its most vulnerable citizens.

I have been a therapist for over 10 years and you can read about my qualifications and accreditations here .   

"I really valued the safe and supportive space that Ellie created in therapy. I felt extremely comfortable with her and found her ways of working really helped me to connect with different parts of myself I had avoided or buried in the past. I also found that because of our relationship together, she could gently challenge me and ask the more difficult questions! This process helped me to feel more confident and happier in myself and my life, as well as to understand myself more and know my own triggers and vulnerabilities. It has been such an important journey and I am really grateful to Ellie."