Ellen Wade

 Cognitive Analytic Therapist, Psychotherapist & WTP Associate  

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I specialise in working with women who are at a turning point in their lives and are desiring space for reflection and focussed understanding. 

My approach is compassionate and collaborative.  I will support you to find ways to move forward that are true to yourself. This includes identifying both what blocks and supports your thriving in your relationships with yourself and with others.  I am happy to reflect with you on issues around sexuality and intimacy if this is a focus area for you. 

I am available on Thursdays in the early mornings, early evenings and sometimes during the day.
 I also offer training therapies to those undertaking CAT training themselves. 

Do get in touch if you are curious about therapy. I am very happy to meet with you so we can think about how we can work together. 

About Me




Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist: UK Council for Psychotherapy: The Arbours Association: 2007

Cognitive Analytic Therapist: Association for Cognitive Analytic Therapy: 2018


Professional Psychotherapy Registrations


Member of the Arbours Association of Psychotherapists (AAP)

Registered with the UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP)

Registered with the Association for Cognitive Analytic Therapy (ACAT)



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I have a long-held interest in what allows us as women to thrive, amidst the challenges and demands of modern life.  I appreciate the significance of the mind-body connection and its healing potential, including our interconnection with the natural world.   


As I was growing up, my family moved multiple times, and I learned to adapt to different situations and cultures.  I remember often asking myself: “what is going on?”.  I feel this question played a formative part in my being drawn to train as a psychotherapist, and I now consider it to be an honour and privilege to support women to  find needed answers for themselves. 


I have chosen not to have children and I navigate my way in this decision, with all its rewards and challenges. I have an interest in active meditation, different forms of creative expression, and a love of gardening and the natural world.


Throughout my 20+ year career as a therapist I have been fortunate enough to have experience of working with a wide range of women in a  variety of different settings, from inpatient units to private practice. 


During my psychotherapy training I both lived and worked in therapeutic communities for people in emotional distress, playing an active part in both the running and daily life of the community.  This was a deeply rich time for me both personally and professionally and plays a significant part in informing my relational approach to working psychotherapeutically.


For many years now I have been working as part of a multidisciplinary team in a busy NHS community mental health setting, located in a culturally and ethnically diverse borough of London, which I find extremely rewarding.  I work with individuals who have a history of complex trauma and abuse;  this includes younger women struggling with impulsivity and regulating their emotions, and older women taking stock of their lives.  I have also played a lead role in the implementation of a  Cognitive Analytic Therapy (CAT) informed psychotherapy treatment pathway within the service.


Since my training in CAT, I have developed a passion for the therapeutic potency of this structured and time-limited, yet versatile and person-centred approach to therapy


My Experience


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