Elisabeth Rodriguez MSc, PG Dip, MBACP (Accredited)
The type of therapy I provide encourage's you to make the most of your life and your relationships. It is aimed at helping you to experience joy and well-being and for you to discover new ways of thinking and relating that help you rather than cause you distress.
My knowledge is grounded in years of practice within various NHS settings and five years of academic study at the University of London.
I welcome people from all walks of life, religious and cultural backgrounds and sexual orientations to my practice. Your individuality, personal circumstances and cultural background will be respected at all times.
Whilst every client is treated as an individual, I offer two general types of treatment:
Solution Focused Therapy
This type of treatment usually lasts 6-12 sessions and focuses on the present and on what you seek to achieve in the future.
The sessions will be aimed at drawing out your strength and at identifying your resources.
This approach works well if you feel stuck, experience stress, low mood and/or suffer with mild to moderate anxiety and panic attacks.
This treatment is ideal for people who seek a deeper understanding of their internal world.
This may be due to relationship issues, post natal depression, clinical depression, bereavement, trauma, addiction, abuse or simply finding it hard to experience joy and contentment.
The overall aim is always to increase your emotional well-being.
I am particularly interested in the mind- body connection and how it relates to conditions such as chronic pain, asthma, chronic fatigue syndrome, fibromyalgia and IBS.
Research suggests that high levels of the stress hormone cortisol have a negative effect on these conditions and also increase pain sensitivity.
Talking therapies are aimed at reducing anxiety and stress levels and may therefore increase emotional and physical well-being.
Ways of seeing me
You are warmly invited to come and see me in my consulting room in NW2 or you can Skype me from your own living room.
All treatments are available via Skype or by meeting me in person. You can also alternate between the two.
Skype is particularly suitable for people who find it hard to travel due to health conditions, phobias or people living in remote areas. This services seeks to include all.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have a Postgraduate diploma and MSc in Psychodynamic Counselling and Psychotherapy from the University of London.
I attend regular workshops and training days to increase my knowledge on various subjects, such as post natal depression, psychosomatic illnesses, bereavement, trauma and the treatment of addiction.
As counsellor and therapist I worke for the NHS in Community Mental Health Teams, in GP surgeries and substance misuse services and in private practice.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
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The cost of a 50 minute session from my consulting room is £40
The cost of a 50 minute Skype session is £40.
Concessionary rates are available for students and people on lower income.
I am a PruHealth registred consultant psychotherapist, which means your cost for the therapy sessions may be covered by your private health insurer.
Initial Free Session: I offer you the first contact, which will last 50 minutes, free of charge so you can meet me and see if this is for you. You can either meet me in person or via Skype.
The Consulting Room:
There is plenty of free parking on the same road. Alternative I am 2 minutes away from a Bus Stop (Buses 102, 226, 113). The nearest train station is Cricklewood and the nearest Underground stations are Brent Cross and Golders Green.
Please feel free to email me or call me via my Skype address.
All in enquiries will be answered within 24 hours.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Monday - Friday daytime and some evening slots available
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|