Release offers one-to-one counselling and a range of therapeutic groups to women in Brighton and the surrounding areas, providing opportunity to change how they feel and to live better.

Release is open to all women regardless
of age, gender, race, nationality, faith,
sexual orientation or disability.

My name is Ellen Baldwin,

I am a Registered Member of the
British Association for Counselling
and Psychotherapy (No.
609738), and I abide by its
Ethical Framework for
Good Practice in Counselling
and Psychotherapy. I also
have full Professional
Indemnity Insurance.



I have a Post-Graduate Diploma in Integrative Counselling, University of Greenwich, London (2007). This means that I work from a ‘toolkit’ of counselling theories and perspectives, including Psychodynamic, Humanistic and CBT approaches. I have additional specialist training in counselling adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse and rape.


Release Counselling and Therapy for Women is a Registered Community Interest Company (Company No. 8344605).


I have worked in a range of counselling services, including specialist services for adult survivors of childhood sexual
abuse and rape, a service for women involved in the sex industry, and an alcohol counselling service. In addition to counselling, I have ten years experience of working in the charity sector in women’s organisations, which provide holistic services for women in the street sex industry.