About Elaine

My name is Elaine Arthur.  I founded Transforming Together as I realised that our personal issues often limit us living life to the full and are deeply entwined with how we connect with people socially or in the workplace. When struggling with physical and emotional ill health myself I couldn’t find the support I needed in any one place.  As a result I wanted to provide a high quality service where adults could feel safe to be real about their struggles and where their needs could be more effectively met by working seamlessly across the fields of counselling, coaching and wellbeing training.

Transforming Together brings together innovative counselling, coaching, contemplative rereflections and wellbeing training services. The name reflects the concept that by our journeying together you can find a path to lasting transformation.  My vision if that through working together you can have the tailored support and professional expertise you need whether for one off issues or longer term development.  Often goals will change over time as step by step you move forward.

My counselling, coaching and spiritual reflections are underpinned by a Christian ethos, based on values from the Bible, to serve others wholeheartedly and to help everyone to live life in all its fullness.  These values are at the heart of my work.

I do not actively evangelise, but I can help clients to explore the spiritual side to life and work from the Christian tradition if requested.  You don’t have to be a Christian to come and I provide Christian or non faith versions of counselling, coaching and wellbeing training.

If you wish to include a Christian faith the “Together” in “Transforming Together” includes supporting you in exploring what God can speak into your situation.

Taking my counselling and coaching services outdoors came in response to client requests to work together using outdoor spaces and at a time when walking noticeably improved my own pain and wellbeing.  So I use the beautiful parks and beaches for walk and talk therapy and coaching in Bournemouth, Poole and Christchurch and this is an increasingly popular alternative to traditional indoor sessions.

I’ve been a Retreat Leader for about a decade and my retreats include contemplative group walks and spiritual reflections for women from the Christian tradition.  I can provide a programme of retreats or a one off day or half day for your group or church.

One to one counselling, coaching and spiritual reflection services are available via telephone or online e.g. video conferencing, email or instant messaging.  All services are available on an individual, church or organisational basis.

In practice my tailored approach means I can bring benefits to the whole person e.g. my clients are supported in terms of what is going on inside them as well as how they want to come across outwardly.   By integrating services like counselling, coaching and training you can experience much more long term transformation than if only one area of expertise is available.  I enable clients to maximise their potential through a combination of self-awareness, wellbeing training and personal motivation to attain their goals.  If, however, you just want one particular service I will tailor my service to meet your request.

I am a Registered Member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy, a Registered Member and an Accredited Counsellor Member of the Association of Christian Counsellors,  a Member of the Association for Counselling and Therapy Online and a Member of a Counsellors and Psychotherapists Outdoors Network.  I am on the Professional Standards Authority Register of Counsellors for the Association of Christian Counsellors.

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Since graduation my qualifications have included a Level 4 Diploma in Advanced Counselling Practice, an Online Counselling Skills Certificate, a CPD course in Telephone Counselling, a Certificate in Clinical Supervision, a Counselling and Psychotherapy Central Awarding Body (CPCAB) Level 5 Diploma in Wellbeing and Stress Management, a Diploma in Management and a Diploma in Business Excellence.  I am a Licensed Trainer in the use of wellbeing and positive psychology materials with experience in writing and delivering high quality training courses to many employment sectors as well as to the general public.  I am happiest in helping clients and friends to reach their full potential and I would welcome the privilege to journey with you.

I have extensive experience of designing and delivering innovative wellbeing programmes within public, business, academic and charity sectors.   I have worked at senior levels in strategic and service delivery roles with large and small employers as well as pioneering and providing counselling, training and coaching services to many individual and organisational clients. I have worked as an Integrative Counsellor, Coach, Trainer and Manager for several Counselling and Chaplaincy Services in Dorset, Hampshire and Wiltshire.  I am an Associate Counsellor for a number of Employee Assistance Providers.   My breadth of experience and my passion to help individuals to find and love the life they were born to live enables me to inspire people from every walk of life.

For examples of feedback from users of my services please see the testimonials page on this website. If you would like to discuss how I can support you please email me at elaine.arthur@transformingtogether.co.uk,  or phone or text me on 07948 388266.  Transforming Together Ltd is a company registered in England and Wales (Company number 8930576)

Through  Transforming Together you can not only survive but thrive!

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Here is a video of me speaking about counteracting anxiety.

Using affirmations to counteract anxiety

Posted by Elaine Arthur Online/Outdoor Christian Counselling Bournemouth BH7 and BH5 on Friday, 14 December 2018

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