My name is Ellie Abraham and I am a qualified counsellor practicing in Edinburgh. I undertook my counselling training at the University of Edinburgh, qualifying in 2016 and completing my research project in 2017. I have since gone on to complete a Postgraduate Certificate in Systemic Family Therapy through the Family Therapy Training Network.
My Postgraduate Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy combined training in both the Psychodynamic and Person-Centred approaches to counselling. Since completing the course I have chosen to continue drawing on theory from both of these, enabling me to adapt to the needs to each individual client. I really value the warmth and empathy of the Person-Centred approach, whilst finding invaluable wisdom in the Psychodynamic theories on how the past can affect the present. You can find out more about these two theories in the FAQs.
In the four years that I have been practicing as a counsellor I have had the immense privilege of working with primary school children through the charity Place2Be, as well as with adults at the PF Counselling service. Through these organisations I have worked with people from a range of backgrounds and who have come to counselling for a variety of different reasons. You can read more about the areas which might benefit from counselling on the 'Why Therapy?' page.
I am a member of the BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy).