Elia Duncan BA (Hons.), MA, MBACP - Psychotherapist
These are some of the things my clients say when we first meet and if you can relate to any of these maybe I can help?:
'No one seems to get it'
'I feel overwhelmed'
'I've just been feeling down'
'I'm fed up with being like this'
'I feel bullied'
'The other day I got really angry'
'I feel anxious about everything'
'I always knew I was in the wrong body'
'I'm sick of getting criticised, being told off like a child'
'I don't know if it's a cultural thing but...'
'My religion means...'
'It was really difficult growing up I couldn't tell anyone I was gay'
'I feel so anxious about going out its just not worth it'
'I feel like my friends don't really like me'
'I feel like I'm drowning at work'
'I've got a lot I need to figure out'
'I feel like an outsider'
'I always feel guilty'
'I feel labelled'
'I can't be around my family anymore they just put me down'
'Is it me or them?'
'I'm not religious but'
'I don't trust my own judgment'
I am an integrative psychotherapist and counsellor, based online & near ,with 15 years experience of tailoring therapeutic and personal development support for individuals of all ages, cultures, sexualities and backgrounds in the UK and abroad. I work Face-to-Face, by Phone and Online Video (using online technology e.g. Skype, FaceTime, Plus Guidance and Viber) and believe that creating a warm, open-minded and progressive therapeutic relationship is as important as psychological theory. I also see therapy as an holistic process encompassing mind, body and personal beliefs or spirituality. I am a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), abiding by its ethical codes.
I specialise in relationships at home and work and other issues such as depression, anxiety, bereavement and identity (LGBT, cultural or spiritual). I also work with those suffering from and affected by Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, people facing the challenges of Expat life, helping the Elderly adjust to a new phase in their life and frequent travellers needing flexible support.
People who have worked with me have said "Ish was kind, supportive and judgement free," "I feel that I have more trust in myself and know some tools that give me freedom to deal with my issues".
Other Things I Can Help With:
- Panic Disorder
- Generalised Anxiety Disorder
- Anger Management
- General Counselling
- Seasonal Adjustment Disorder (SAD)
- Family Issues
- Mens Issues
- Personal Development
- Low Self-Esteem
- Redundancy and Work Related Issues
- Significant Life Changes
How I Work
My integrative training allows for plenty of choice about techniques to approach your struggles at your own pace to achieve the results you are hoping for. I commonly use Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy to help you rethink, distance yourself from and choose alternatives to unhelpful thoughts, feelings and behaviours. I practice Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT), which is starting to be used by the medical profession and has been shown to be very effective, particularly for reducing emotional distress. I also use psychodynamic techniques to look at the root cause of issues and Gestalt Therapy and Transactional Analysis to explore how these play out in your current life and relationships. I can provide you with therepeutic tools you can take away with you to further your progress between our sessions.
You are welcome to get in touch for a free 30 minute Online Video or Phone consultation to meet and see how you feel about working with me. A combination of Face-to-Face and Online Video/ Phone consultations are available.
Training, qualifications & experience
BA Hons, DIP in Counselling, AdvPGDIP in counselling, MA Counselling and Psychotherapy, EFT Level 1 and 2, Registered BACP Member, Enhanced CRB Checked
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Attachment disorder
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I offer online video and phone counselling using devices such as:
Online therapy is still new and now long established organisations such as Relate are offering online therapy in recognition of its benefits such as, more choice of therapists, flexibility, sessions without having to travel or from anywhere if you travel a lot and some people finding it easier to open up online than in person this has been called 'the disinhibition factor' in studies.
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Existential therapy
- Gestalt therapy
- Humanistic therapies
Online/telephone psychotherapy 50min session ￡47.50
Online EFT 1hr sessions ￡25
Online Initial 40min Consultation for Psychotherapy or EFT Free
Face to Face Psychotherapy 50min sessions £60
Face to Face EFT 1hr session £31
Face to Face Initial 50min Consultation for Psychotherapy or EFT ￡31
Cancellations need to be 24 Hours in advance to avoid payment.
Telephone or Online Video appointments are available via Skype, FaceTime, Viber, Plus Guidance etc. (details above) for your convenience.
For further enquiries you are welcome to call, text or email.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Types of client