Welcome to my counselling practice. My name is Ellen Duckenfield. Originally I am from the UK but I have been living in the Netherlands since 2000. I have a counselling and life coaching practice in Haarlem.

My counselling methodology is based on the Person-Centred Approach. I support and validate individuals helping them to find and fulfill their inner potential. I understand that for many people it can feel daunting to begin the process of counselling. I aim to help you feel as comfortable as possible in this process by providing a safe therapeutic environment. My task as your counsellor is to listen without judgement and respond with empathy and understanding. The person-centred approach is a cooperative form of counselling. As your counsellor I do not presume to be the ‘expert’, but trust and support you in finding the answers that fit for you.

You can read more about the counselling process on this page

If you have any questions about me or my counselling philosophy, I’d be happy to answer them. Please don’t hesitate to contact me.

All the best,

Ellen D.

“I met Ellen during a very chaotic period. I was overwhelmed by many challenges and I felt stuck. Thanks to Ellen’s empathic listening and pertinent questioning I was able to see things more clearly and understand where to focus my energy and eventually find the strength to work on solutions. I am very grateful that I dedicated this time to counselling and that I could benefit from Ellen’s support. I would definitely recommend Ellen.” ~ Alexandra