Elaine McKenzie, Adv.Dip., MA, UKCP reg'd, MBACP Accredited.

Elaine McKenzie, Adv.Dip., MA, UKCP reg'd, MBACP Accredited.



0208 650 8467 / 07765 406907

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0208 650 8467 / 07765 406907

About me

Hello, I'm Elaine an experienced, and accredited counsellor and psychotherapist. A Graduate of "The University of Life, as well as Goldsmiths College", Psychoanalytic Studies. Able to utilise my experiences of living "life on life's terms" in supporting others in facing the many and varied challenges to the Human Condition. “Your Human Condition”, you are the expert on your life because you have lived it, if you are experiencing difficulties at this time, I am interested – let me be your witness. A completely confidential service.

Are you getting the most out of your life? How are your relationships? Would you like things to be different? Counselling offers the opportunity to explore aspects of your life that may be confusing, challenging or unsatisfactory, seek solutions and options for "change". It also offers the space to think and to reappriase your situation and gain a different perspective on life. "Stop struggling, start living - misery is optional!!"

Why me? With the expertise acquired from counselling training and ongoing personal/professional development currently undertaking a Existential Doctorate course. I work to foster a positive therapeutic relationship "a working alliance", an experience that can be taken forward to improve relationships with significant others having discovered the all important "relationship with self - it's an inside job". It works, it really does, as Freud said "therapy is a talking cure", give it a go you have nothing to lose and everything to gain.

The search for the "right therapist" can be a daunting experience please do not hesitate to make contact via email or telephone in order to assist you in this process, I have plenty of time to talk and to answer any questions you may have.

I can also "see you via Skype!"

Training, qualifications & experience

My experience is wide ranging from working with children experiencing emotional difficulties in schools through play therapy. I have also worked with complex family issues in a Family Learning Centre in South East London. My 1-1 experience with adults and adolescents includes presenting issues of all manner of physical illness (symptoms), what might be manifesting physically that could have an emotional root?   Are you a "compulsive hoarder"???, do you "manage" your day to day by engaging in "rituals" OCD?   Addictions including alcoholism, eating disorders, gambling and porn. Are you a "survivor" of "ritual sexual abuse", sexual abuse and domestic violence, all part of my current practice and ongoing and ever developing experience. Are you a "Man in Crisis?".

“Emotions” and how to manage them? anxiety, anger, disappointment,frustration, sadness, those little succours that play havoc with the ability to think clearly at times! “Trauma” and just what that means to you in your life, loss whether death of a loved one, loss of opportunity, loss in the lack of emotional intimacy in relationships as a result of being sent away to school “Boarding School Syndrome”, the hidden losses in life that may be affecting your ability to achieve fulfilment in the “here and now”, pick up the phone, start living in the solution rather than the problem, there is a way forward. It has been and is my experience.

Specialisms, addiction, traumatic life experiences,verbal abuse/domestic violence, relationships.

Advanced Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling, MA (Psychoanalytic Studies) , Goldsmiths College, University of London. Art Therapy, Goldsmiths College. Diploma in CBT. Supervision Training with British Association of Psychotherapists. Couples Counselling,   The Tavistock Centre for Couple Relationships. Systemic Family and Couples Counselling Training with Portman and Tavistock NHS.  Workshops - many and varied - with the Westminster Pastoral Foundation 2000-16 Currently in my second year of a doctorate programme, Doctorate in Existential Counselling and Psychotherapy via Middlesex University. I am reminded by Jean-Paul Sartre "that Hell is other people!".

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited


Accredited register membership

Other areas of counselling I deal with

If you are wrestling with something that is not listed please do not hesitate to e-mail an enquiry emacmckenzie@gmail.com


Individual one to one sessions £55. per 50 minute session. (Reduced rates for counselling trainees £40.). Limited discounted rates are available for those in genuine need - please ask when you contact me. Initial assessment for 1-1 counselling £45. “An assessment session”, an opportunity for you to “assess” me, the client/therapist fit is essential – as well as an opportunity for me to begin to "be curious" about what has brought you to therapy. Clinical Supervision £50. Professional endorsements to be found on my Linked In site.

I offer both short term 6-12 sessions solution focussed therapy (CBT). Or longer term sessions exploring and seeking to make meaning of the difficulties that may have their roots in childhood and have become "obstacles" in the present preventing fulfilment in the "here and now".  Please do not hesitate to call or send an e mail with any questions you may have requesting further information. There is nothing that cannot be "worked with and worked through". Learn to "live life on life's terms, one day at a time", the rest of your life starts here......................!

Further information

Off Street Parking Current Enhanced CRB check

Useful links:-

BACP - British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy http://www.bacp.co.uk UKCP - United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy http://www.ukcp.org.uk I am accredited and registered with both and apply by their Ethical Framework.

Maps & Directions

Beckenham, BR3
Hythe, CT21

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: No
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday - last session 8am - 8pm. Hythe, Kent Friday 4pm - 8pm

Types of client

Young people
Employee Assistance Programme

Supervision & training

Hello, let me introduce you my approach to Clinical Supervision:-.

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