“When we seek help, people are there to help but you have to take the first step and ask for it.” Angie Ridings.
Areas of Expertise
Affairs and betrayals
Passive aggressive behaviour
Pregnancy and birth
Separation and divorce
I feel incredibly lucky that I love what I do
and can't imagine not working in the
counselling / psychotherapy field.
I studied psychology and criminology at
college and university but found that
counselling connected to real life and
highlighted the importance of mental
health in a way that encouraged me to
change my career.
I qualified as a counsellor at The Counsel House in Wickford, Essex, following an integrative programme, awarded by the Counselling and Psychotherapy Central Awarding Body (CPCAB), recognised by the Open University. I went on to develop my understanding of relationships further by completing further training with Relate, where I also work part time. This training improved my understanding of my own and others’ behaviour, enhancing communication in both personal and professional relationships. An integrative approach gives me a range of theoretical perspectives, models, techniques and interventions.
I am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), having completed the Certificate of Proficiency. The BACP provides an ethical framework to ensure professional standards are met and that I provide a confidential and non-judgemental service.
For more information visit www.bacp.co.uk
L5 - Diploma in Relationship Counselling, awarded by the CPCAB, in conjunction with Relate.
L4 – Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
L3 - Certificate in Counselling Studies
L2 - Certificate in Counselling Skills
3 years at Open Adult Counselling Service (OACS) in Rayleigh
18 months at Make a Difference at Sandy's in Romford
Relate South Essex; January 2017 to present.
Essex Partnership University Trust, Therapy For You (NHS); January 2019 to present
I have worked with men and women aged 17-80+ on a wide range of issues, including immigration/deportation, witchcraft, anxiety, depression, affairs, relationships, domestic abuse, childhood trauma, suicide, bereavement, retirement, sexual issues, dissociative identity disorder, borderline personality disorder and existential concerns, to name a few.
Visit my profile on The Counselling Directory - www.counselling-directory.org.uk/counsellors/eleanor-luscombe
Esther Perel - Rethinking Infidelity: A talk for anyone who has ever loved
A must-watch for anyone who has ever cheated or been cheated on, or who simply wants a new framework for understanding relationships.
Esther Perel - Where Should We Begin?
A fantastic series of podcasts that illustrate what couples counselling sessions can be like. Esther helps people explore a variety of difficult issues; connecting past and present, language, emotions, societal expectations and relationship roles in a sensitive, direct and very real way. She's fab.
Nina Burrowes - The Courage to be Me
An illustrated story, helping to provide support to those who have experienced sexual trauma.
Trauma and the brain - the feelings we have about our actions in a certain situation can be unfair as our brain makes decisions for us for our survival.
The birth of a child can be emotionally challenging for many parents. Read about how postnatal depression can also affect fathers including causes, symptoms and treatment.
Brené Brown - Shame is an unspoken epidemic, the secret behind many forms of broken behaviour. Brené Brown, whose earlier talk on vulnerability became a viral hit, explores what can happen when people confront their shame head-on. Her own humour, humanity and vulnerability shine through every word.
Also by Brené Brown; The Power of Vulnerability - our ability to empathize, belong, love. In a poignant, funny talk, she shares a deep insight from her research, one that sent her on a personal quest to know herself as well as to understand humanity.
The Life of Death
A Single Life
73-75 Aldgate High Street London
Tel: 07393 221 327