Elaine Rose Benardout

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BA (Hons) Dip.Couns MBACP (Accred)
Available for new clients
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London N3
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

Hi I’m Elaine. Thank you for reading my profile of which there are many different options here ! 

So why choose me? My warm, caring and empathic manner will help you to feel comfortable in sharing what’s going on for you, so you feel heard and understood. 

Maybe you feel unsettled or a bit sad or depressed.  You may not even be sure what’s going on but are experiencing anxious feelings affecting your everyday life.  You may want to better understand yourself and make positive changes.  It may be that you feel the need to please others, rather than fulfilling your own needs.  Perhaps your self esteem or confidence is low and that’s affecting your connections with others.

“Since working with Elaine, I now catch myself thinking in different ways.  I used to try and fit in and do what others expected.  In the last few months I have become me."  
L.W ( client testimonial)

Counselling begins with a trusting relationship between us. I have a proven track record of helping clients with home or work issues - ranging from anxiety, low self esteem/confidence, self - acceptance, stress, traumatic situations, depression, general anxiety and relationships, 

I will be led by your direction and pace and listen to you . Together we can work towards helping you  - maybe to feel more content, accepting and confident of yourself.

I have a specific interest in traits associated with a neurodiversity  including ADHD (diagnosed or not) - for example problems with personal organisational skills or decision making (procrastination), I have experience in offering emotional and practical support. 

For many years I worked in business development and skills based training.  I encountered a wide range of people and was effective at adapting to my approach, as one size does not fit all.  Some people bring work related issues to my practice (e.g. imposter syndrome/procrastinating/motivational problems).  In combining coaching with counselling,  we can work with goal setting, proactively finding solutions combined with relieving distress and changing unhelpful thoughts and behaviour's.

Practical tools have helped my clients to feel more empowered and cope better.  Including - developing coping strategies, ways to identify patterns of behaviour's, dealing with anxiety, challenging beliefs and values, breathing exercises, communication techniques and more.  

I offer an adaptable range of approaches to facilitate change:  CBT (cognitive behaviour therapy tools for behavioural change), humanistic therapy (self-reflection and becoming your true self) and psychodynamic therapy (link between past experience and current behaviour's).

Expect compassionate, down to earth support without judgement, in a safe and confidential space.  

Please email or call me and we can arrange a complimentary introductory 15-20 minute call (with no obligation to proceed).  

Training, qualifications & experience

Qualifications & training   

  • BA (Hons) Govt 
  • Levels 2&3 Certificate in Counselling Skills  - Mary Ward Centre
  • Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Integrative Counselling - City Literary Institute
  • Member of the British Association for Counsellors and Psychotherapists (MBACP)
  • Accreditation status with the BACP which is a nationally recognised gold standard of experience and knowledge in psychotherapy (Accred). 
  • Undergo regular CPD training including adult safeguarding 
  • BACP certified in counselling using online platforms
  • Regular clinical supervision - ensuring my work is professionally reviewed


  • Can draw upon professional background in business development, coaching and training ( sales and management), to help clients achieve potential.
  • Long standing volunteer counsellor and helpline support with a domestic violence charity for women.
  • I have a number of years experience working in clinical placement with Home-Start UK, where I worked with service users in mental health, relationships and career related issues.
  • Special interest in supporting those experiencing neurodiversity, depression and anxiety related issues. 

Additional information 

  • Registered and accredited member of the BACP
  • Fully insured
  • up to date enhanced DBS 

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Can also offer Job / career related coaching - combined with personal therapy .

Track record of working with teenagers/adults with diagnosed or possible ADD/ADHD.


£70.00 - £85.00
Free initial telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors

Health Insurance/EAP

  • Vitality
  • Axa Health
  • Aviva

Additional information

I offer a 50-60 minute in person session, charged at £80 which includes room hire in the comfortable and dedicated therapy suite (weekly or fortnightly by arrangement).  

Remote or online counselling via Microsoft teams, zoom, face time or equivalent.  £70 per 60 minute session. 'Walk and talk' therapy,  charged at £70 per 60 minute sessions.

I also offer a single session or short term therapy, where appropriate. Fees are available on request. 

Concessions available. Please do call me to discuss.

I offer a free initial phone conversation to discuss your requirements.  There is, of course, no obligation to proceed with counselling following our conversation. 

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

I am available for daytime and sometimes evening sessions - either face to face (seeing clients in dedicated luxury counselling rooms in North London) or online or a combination of both.   

Further information

You may require short term or open-ended therapy, depending on your needs.  I offer face to face therapy which is held in our warm and welcoming dedicated therapy rooms.   Virtual therapy (Microsoft Teams or equivalent) or telephone therapy.  You may prefer walk and talk therapy (dogs welcome!), which takes place in the outdoors, in a mutually convenient location.  

I have some availability on weekdays and limited availability for evening appointments so please contact me to discuss convenient times.

17A East End Road, London, N3

296 Nether Street, Finchley Central, London, Greater London, N3 1RJ

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Types of client

Young people (13-17)
Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

DBS check

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Wheelchair user access
Wheelchair user access

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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.

The counselling centre is accessible for those with disabilities and wheelchair users. Please do contact me to find out more about how I can help with your accessibility requirements.

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