Alliance Therapy Centre

Carl Ely - Therapeutic Counsellor

07584 292350

 MBACP ACCRED, Dip Couns, PG Dip Sup


Who Am I

I am a professionally qualified and experienced BACP accredited therapeutic counsellor and supervisor.  I work with adults, couples and young people.  I am passionate about encouraging others to develop and work towards achieving their own personal and professional goals.  I currently work with 11-25 year olds for a young person’s counselling service, I am the safeguarding manager for this service and I work with adults accepting referrals from EAP services, GP’S and self-referrals.


A Safe Counselling Relationship

On entering into our counselling relationship we will be working in a confidential, safe, friendly and non-judgemental supportive environment.  I believe this will help you during the sometimes difficult process of speaking to someone new.  Once our work begins you will see I am a warm, approachable, compassionate and experienced counsellor whose aim is to build a safe, non-directive relationship which will enable us to explore your difficulties.  Together we will look at how you are managing your life and work towards how you would like your life to be.   We will do this by supporting you to speak about your problems, understanding your behaviours, creating a desired life path and setting some realistic goals for you to work towards which will improve the quality of your life.


Counselling Approach

I work as an integrative counsellor which means I will use different theoretical approaches in our sessions which will include Person Centred, CBT, TA and Solution Focussed Therapy.  My main theoretical orientation is humanistic and I am heavily influenced by Carl Rogers and his 3 core conditions of Empathy, Unconditional Positive Regard and Congruence.  My belief is that you have the answers to your problems and our sessions will help you find them during our work together.  Our sessions will help you to develop your skills to become more self-aware which will enhance your confidence and self-esteem.



I hold a post graduate diploma in consultative supervision and supervise qualified and trainee counsellors.  I also supervisee anyone who is in the profession of helping others or anyone who would like supervision for their work in organisational settings


Training and experience

I have a diploma in therapeutic counselling and a post graduate certificate in counselling children and young people.  I also have a post graduate diploma in consultative supervision and a certificate in Cruse Bereavement Training.  I have 20 years experience of working within the youth setting and schools.  I also have extensive knowledge and experience of working with people on the autistic spectrum/learning difficulties and providing emotional support/guidance/harm reduction to people with substance misuse difficulties.


Professional Memberships

I am a member of the BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy).

I gained my BACP accreditation in 2011.

I am a member of the BACP division for Counsellors of Children and Young People

I am on the BACP register of Counsellors and Psychotherapists


I adhere to the strict professional code of conduct and ethics of the BACP.



I am CRB checked which I am happy to display if requested.



Sessions are charged at £40 per 50 minute session. 

Couples are charged £50 an hour

Supervision is charged £60 for 90 minutes

Charges are competitive and reflect the length of my experience and training.

If you are thinking you may want support but are unsure about counselling please contact me for a free consultation about how we can work together.  If you are still unsure I may be able to signpost you to someone more suitable.


Areas of counselling I work with include:


Divorce and separation

Anxiety and stress


Confidence and self-esteem problems

Anger management


Relationship Issues




Substance Misuse


Sexual Problems


Workplace Issues

Suicidal Thoughts


Contact me

You can contact me via telephone or email and I will get back to you within 24 hours.  Please leave your contact details on my voicemail if I do not answer.  Please state via telephone or email the most appropriate way you would like me to contact you.

07584 292350