Elaine Wake

Bournemouth, Dorset, BH5
01202 253845 01202 253845 07874 857104 07874 857104 Registered / Accredited

About me

I am a psychoanalytic psychotherapist registered with the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy. I work with individuals, using psychoanalytic theory to draw links between the past and the present, in order to understand your present day feelings, thoughts and behaviour, and to enable you to make changes in your life.

I also offer supervision.

Training, qualifications & experience

After working for some time in other fields, I have worked as a counsellor and therapist since 1995 in the NHS, in voluntary organisations and in private practice.

I trained on the Contemporary Freudian and Independent Training Course at the West Midlands Institute of Psychotherapy, qualifying in 2001.

I am a Professional Member of WMIP, registered with UKCP.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.


UK Council for Psychotherapy

The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) is a leading professional body for the education, training and regulation of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors. Its register is accredited by the government's Professional Standards Authority.

As part of its commitment to protect the public, it works to improve access to psychotherapy, to support and disseminate research, to improve standards and to respond effectively to complaints against its members.

UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

UK Council for Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

Therapies offered

  • Psychoanalytic therapy
  • Psychodynamic therapy

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£50 per session. Students £40. Some other concessionary places available depending on your circumstances.

Concessions offered for

  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors

Further information

Access: there are two shallow steps up to the door of my premises, then level access inside. My consulting room is in a quiet area and parking on the road is free and unrestricted.

Public transport: ten-minute walk from bus stops in Christchurch Road, twenty-minute walk from Pokesdown railway station.

During the pandemic I am working remotely by telephone or Skype


Type of session

In person
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language
Other languages None


Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair user access Unspecified

Two shallow steps to front door, level access inside.


Daytime on weekdays. A few evening sessions available.

During the Covid crisis, I am only working remotely, by phone and Skype

Types of client

Older adults
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