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Eleanor is a white femme person with s short brown bob and round black glasses. She is smiling and looking at the camera wearing a red knitted cardigan. Background is out of focus garden.


My name is El and my pronouns are they/them

My Credentials

Experience You Can Count On

MSc Pluralistic Counselling

Training in the Pluralistic approach to therapy and counselling. Focussing on equality within the counselling relationship and centering the client as the expert in themselves.

Volunteer Counsellor

Individual counsellor with LGBTHealth, Edinburgh. Providing specialised support for neurodivergent and neurotypical members of the LGBTQIA+ community.

Practice Manager- The Life Academy

Management of the private therapeutic centre, The Life Academy, based in Morningside, Edinburgh.

About me

Taking a unique approach to therapy 

As a Neurodivergent Queer Therapist (they/them), I understand the importance of a welcoming, understanding, and non-judgmental space.

During my training, I explored different aspects of myself, including my late diagnosis as autistic. This taught me that healing and self acceptance looks different for everyone. I care about creating a welcoming and anti-oppressive therapy space for people who might not fit the traditional therapy model.

I aspire to educate the counselling community about how to work positively with neurodivergent people and how to adapt our approaches to be more accessible to all. Equal access to therapy is something I care deeply about and feel that reasonable adjustments must be embraced for people with different physical, neurological, and mental needs.

Contact me to work together or check out my FAQ section for practical information.

The Accredited Register mark is a recognition of El's commitment to high standards. Membership number: NCS22-03771

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