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Eleanor Birkett , BACP

Stress, Anxiety LGBT Self esteem Depression ADHD
Video Phone Live Chat Messaging

About me

Hello there and thank you for reaching out towards a healthier, happier future. My name is Eleanor and I’m a qualified Counsellor and Psychotherapist, registered with the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy. I work in a person-centred way – this means that I believe you are the expert on your own life and situation, and it is my job to support you as you work through any emotional difficulties you may be experiencing.

My role is to create a warm, empathic, nonjudgemental relationship where you feel you can be heard and valued as a unique human being. In person-centred therapy, you are at the heart of the counselling experience, setting the pace and deciding what is the best way to progress through the counselling journey. I use integrative approaches, tailoring the counselling sessions towards your individual needs. I am especially experienced in remote counselling and am available for video, phone call, and live messaging sessions. I am available 9-5, Monday to Friday - for my specific availability during the week, please check my schedule.

I am experienced in working with clients with a wide range of issues, including anxiety, depression, addiction, low self-esteem, mental illness, self-harm and suicidality, LGBT identities, and trauma. Whether you are experiencing psychological distress, or simply want to understand yourself better so you can make healthier choices, counselling has been proven to help people at every stage in their life journey. I look forward to supporting you to move through areas of pain to reach a greater depth of awareness and compassion.

"And I am out with lanterns, searching for myself." - Emily Dickinson

Professional experience

4yrs in practice
Stress, Anxiety LGBT Self esteem Depression ADHD

Additional areas of focus: Addictions, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Intimacy-related issues, Sleeping disorders, Career difficulties, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue, Abandonment, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Attachment Issues, Autism and Asperger Syndrome, Avoidant Personality, BDSM, Kink, Alternative Sex Culture, Body Image, Chronic Pain Illness and Disability, Co-morbidity, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Dissociation, Divorce and Separation, Domestic Violence, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Eating and Food-Related Issues, Emptiness, Family Problems, Fatherhood Issues, Gender Dysphoria, Guilt and Shame, Hoarding, Impulsivity, Isolation / Loneliness, Jealousy, Life Purpose, Men's Issues, Mood Disorders, Multicultural Concerns, Narcissism, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Paranoia, Personality Disorders, Phobias, Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships, Pregnancy and Childbirth, Prejudice and Discrimination, Process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling), Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Harm, Self-Love, Sex Addiction, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Sexual Dysfunction, Sexuality, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Somatization, Trichotillomania, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues

Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Client-Centered Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Existential Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Somatic Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Services offered

Live Chat

Credentials information

BACP Therapist - Registered Member MBACP #391490


These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Eleanor Birkett . We don't pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.

I was very nervous to start therapy when I signed up to BetterHelp four months ago, but I can truly say it’s the best decision I’ve ever made. Eleanor’s kind and patient nature made it very easy for me to open up to her, and her non-judgemental attitude meant I felt safe telling her anything. I’ve struggled with OCD and body image issues for many years but my sessions with Eleanor have boosted my confidence and finally made me feel in control of my mental health. The healing process has not been easy but I couldn’t have asked for a better therapist to support me as I finally made the decision to open up to my loved ones and committed to getting better. She’s changed my life and I couldn’t recommend her more highly! Thanks for everything Eleanor!

Written on Feb 05, 2023 after therapy with Eleanor for 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, and self esteem

Eleanor is the best therapist that I’ve had. She not only listens with kindness and compassion but she is just a wealth of knowledge and is able to help me so much with those two qualities. She responds with thought and is just so great - I cannot recommend her enough.

Written on Jan 10, 2023 after therapy with Eleanor for 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

I've had Eleanor as a therapist for a while now and I've greatly appreciated the time and patience she's had with me when it comes to discussing my personal issues.

She's helped me understand what the possible causes are for my low mood and offered advice at times for certain aspects.

I'd recommend her to anyone struggling with self confidence issues.

Written on Nov 15, 2022 after therapy with Eleanor for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, and adhd

I started therapy with Eleanor a few months ago, and the overall experience of this journey has been extremely positive for me. This is the first time that I am doing this process, and with Eleanor’s expertise and support I have already seen very positive change in my relationships, self confidence and day to day life. I can’t recommend Eleanor enough, she’s a kind, caring and knowledgeable professional, and a great listener, who always offers very insightful perspectives and pragmatic methodologies.

Written on Sep 22, 2022 after therapy with Eleanor for 7 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and anger management

Eleanor is so easy to talk to. She is empathetic and wise. Very knowledgeable. I feel like I am making the kind of progress I've needed to all my life.

Written on Jul 31, 2022 after therapy with Eleanor for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, and anger management

I love my sessions with Eleanor. I find them very useful and feel understood and supported.

Written on May 30, 2022 after therapy with Eleanor for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, and self esteem