CBT & ACT
Open & Curious
Get to know Ellie
Psychotherapist & Counsellor, Ellie Rose, loves working with those who are curious and want to embrace life according to what matters most (even if you’re not sure what that means at the moment!).
She is particularly passionate about working with children & adolescents (ages 10 and up) and young people to navigate issues such as grief and loss, anxiety, depression, trauma, self-esteem and confidence and adjustment difficulties. Ellie will help enable you to develop the strength and tools to live your life to the fullest extent possible.
She also works with the families of young people to enhance the relationships which are essential for the healthy support systems we all need to thrive.
“There is a crack, a crack in everything. That’s how the light gets in.”
– Leonard Cohen
Ellie utilises a person-centred approach in her work as a Psychotherapist & Counsellor, with down-to-earth warmth and authenticity at the forefront. With this as a base, she incorporates CBT, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Mindfulness, as well as creative approaches when appropriate and/or desired (including art, music and play therapies).
She wants to help you feel supported and open to bettering yourself, while knowing not to expect a rigid, text-book type of therapist.
“I know some things (my education and experience), but you know yourself the best. So show me your lead, and I’ll show you what I’m thinking could be helpful and we’ll pivot as needed”.
Ellie’s Questions For Living An Authentic Life
“Developing your identity and living an authentic life that is meaningful to you is an ongoing process. It’s also different for every single person on the planet, which means we may need to do some discovery and pivoting to figure out what our unique brand of fulfilment looks like.
If you’re not sure where to start, here are some questions you may want to ponder through the act of journaling, discussing with a supportive person in your life or maybe through some artistic expression.
- What are my non-negotiable values in life?
- How would it feel to live these out every day/week/month? (Creative expression could be really useful for this question! eg. painting, music)
- Rank where they are in your life right now. Is there too much other stuff getting in the way?
- Is this ok for now given my current priorities/circumstances? Is there anything in my power to shuffle to make more fulfilling/exciting?
- What can I do short, medium, long-term to go towards these core beliefs/values/goals?”
What I’m reading…
“I keep it on hand to come back to whenever I need a kick up the butt to go grab life by the hands.”
My therapy song…
TIED UP RIGHT NOW – Parcels
“It’s impossible for me to feel anything but hyped when listening to this song!”