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
- Stress, Anxiety
- Self esteem
Addictions , LGBT , Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Trauma and abuse , Intimacy-related issues , Eating disorders , Sleeping disorders , Parenting issues , Anger management , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , Coaching , 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 Read more...
Client-Centered Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Existential Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
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 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.
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.
I love my sessions with Eleanor. I find them very useful and feel understood and supported.
Eleanor has been an incredible support during a really difficult time for me. Not only is she a highly skilled and astute therapist, she is also a very kind and compassionate person. She has been amazing at understanding and articulating exactly what I was going through. She has really helped me to gain new insights into my thought processes through the use of helpful metaphors, particularly with regards to OCD traits. She has struck the perfect balance of professionalism, but also someone who you can have a laugh with. I cannot recommend her highly enough.
I have found Eleanor to be a great therapist. She is very good at listening and easy to talk to. She makes you feel relaxed and she is very perceptive.
Eleanor is kind, thought provoking and engaging. As a therapist she gives you the space to work through your problems and yet not become distracted. I've really appreciated the time we've had together and she has certainly helped me to better understand my own internal dialogue and reach a place of better understanding.
Her support online has been productive and supportive and shaped the therapy in session. All round, this format really suits her style and I would recommend her.
This is my first time doing Therapy and my first two sessions with Eleanor B have been good. She doesn't push, she lets you think and have time to come up with the words to describe what's happening in your brain and what your are feeling. I will 100% continue therapy with her.
Eleanor was very kind and supportive during our therapy sessions. She also responded well to the messages I sent her. Eleanor had a great ability to make sense of the things I was talking about, even if I was rambling, and provided reassurance that my feelings were valid. I liked the way she would clearly reflect what I had said back to me and would sometimes share her own perception on it.