Who is elle's garden suitable for?




Our nature-based one-to-one work is likely to have a positive effect on all children and adolescents. They will be given emotional support whilst they explore and play. They can discover, exercise, learn and grow - helping them formulate a sense of self & fostering improvements in confidence and self-esteem.


Troubled, struggling children, those with anxiety, lack of confidence, fear of loss, social exclusion, intrusive thoughts, feelings of rivalry, or those going through bereavement, or with a recent or historical trauma/abuse, may benefit most.

Some areas of counselling we deal with


ADD and ADHD                                                                    





Asperger's syndrome


Attachment disorder




Behaviour problems




Body dysmorphic disorder (BDD)










Eating disorders


Gender dysphoria


Learning difficulties


LGBTQ related


Low self-confidence


Low self-esteem




Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)


Passive-aggressive behaviour


School refusal




Separation anxiety




Suicidal thoughts

This list is not exhaustive

Please contact us should you wish to discuss individual symptoms to see whether we can help.

schools, colleges, and universities

We work closely with local primary and secondary schools, colleges and universities, offering counselling, nature-based/eco therapy, equine/ animal assisted therapy and a wide range of therapeutic interventions. Through considered consultation with parents and schools, we tailor bespoke programmes for individual children and/or groups. Kate has over 15 years experience in the education sector working with, and supporting, a variety of groups, including large-scale projects, consultations with teachers, and teacher CPD.

Individuals and groups can come to Elle’s Garden, or we can come to you at your establishment. Kate can also support school staff – exploring and reflecting on feelings around a specific class, issues regarding exclusion or school refusal, helping support classes through a traumatic experience, and/or exploring group dynamics of the school. Psychodynamic theory underpins all Kate’s work. Her extensive work background means she has a realistic and supportive understanding of the challenges and needs of a variety of educational settings. Kate has a DBS check and is happy to undertake any additional checks your establishment requires.


Psychodynamic and psychoanalytic therapies are empirically validated as valuable approaches for a wide range of clients. Consistent finding in research is that clients make considerable improvement long after treatment has ended. Initial assessments, alongside pre, mid and end of counselling questionnaires, help measure the impact of the intervention. The translation of therapeutic gains into home and school life is a main aim. 


Kate also provides group sessions, consultations, and teacher CPD which can be tailored to your requirements. Please contact us about these services. One-to-one counselling places can be funded through charitable organisations, councils, EHCPs or private means.