Ellen Whyte: British Registered Counsellor, Psychotherapist & Coach
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Hello! My name is Ellen Whyte. If you’re looking for affordable quality online therapy via Skype, WhatsApp, Telegram, Google Meet and Messenger video, you’ve come to the right place.
I’m sensible, super private, and LGBTQ affirming.
Helping Clients Navigate Work and Personal Relationships
I'm a British registered counsellor and psychotherapist, specialising in teaching my clients skills to manage stress, depression and anxiety within the context of work and personal relationships.
It means tackling everyday issues such as relationship difficulties, work trouble, divorce, fear of socializing, loneliness, relocation stress, and so on.
Culturally Diverse Online Therapy Services
I'm Scottish-Dutch, married to an American, and have lived and worked in Malaysia, Indonesia and Spain. We have recently relocated to Thornaby, England with our Malaysian rescue cats Target, Tic Tac and Inkie.
I work with a multi-cultural client base in over 20 counties in South East Asia, the Middle East, Europe, Australasia, and North America.
Online, Super Private & Affordable
I hold sessions online via Skype, WhatsApp, Telegram, Google Meet and Messenger. Video conferencing means we can talk and see each other - but you don't have to travel to see me. It's efficient and very discreet.
If you are concerned about privacy, please know that I do my own
paperwork. Nobody will ever know you see me or what we talk about.
Qualifications & Experience
I started my private practice in 2016 and have lots of qualifications. I have a Bachelor of Science with Honours in Psychology from Stirling University, Scotland and a Masters with Distinction in Counselling from Open University Malaysia.
I am a Registered Member of the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy, a member of the Malaysia Mental Health Organisation and an Associate Member of the Malaysian Psychological Association.
My Masters involved 300 hours of working with clients in a supervised internship. I divided mine between:
Empowering Lives Through Varied Experience
All Women's Action Malaysia (AWAM): an NGO that specializes in helping women in crisis. It gave me experience in helping clients navigate through trauma, including rape, divorce, sexual harassment, abuse, etc.
Dresser-Rand Siemens: an international engineering firm. It gave me experience in helping clients navigate work stress, relocation, communication issues, and career planning.
Asia Pacific University: an international university specializing in technology and innovation. It gave me experience in helping clients manage international relocation, stress, career planning, personal relationships, and life stress management.
An Eclectic Approach to Therapy
I am an eclectic practitioner, which means I use various therapy techniques. My favourites include solution-focused therapy, individual therapy, and cognitive behavioural therapy.
When we talk, I'll suggest a strategy that I think will suit you best. When there are choices of approaches, I will explain the pros and cons of each, and how they work, and you choose which you want to use.
Coaching or Therapy?
Psychotherapy focusses on healing. Therapists are trained to recognise and treat emotional and mental health issues. Coaching does not involve healing. Coaches are motivators and accountability partners that help you reach very specific goals. My coaching focuses solely on creative, academic, and business writing.
LGBT-Affirming & Non-Religious Perspective
I am LGBT-affirming, and I am also an atheist. Normally that doesn't come up in conversation, but if you're looking to talk through questions of infidelity, divorce, abortion, and other life issues without a religious perspective, you may find that information useful.
Mental health is a huge field and there are limits to the kind of work I can do. If you are looking for help that I'm not able to provide, I'll tell you straight away. And if you're unable to find someone proper, I'll do my best to help you find the right people, okay?
First Chat Is FreeOnce you drop me an email, we'll have a very brief conversation to make sure the technology works for us and that we can work together. It lasts about 15 minutes and is free. If we click, we schedule sessions.
Please feel free to drop me a note at email@example.com — I look forward to helping you!