Elaine Iljon Foreman, BA (Hons), MSc, AFBPsS Chartered Clinical Psychologist, HC

Elaine Iljon Foreman, BA (Hons), MSc, AFBPsS Chartered Clinical Psychologist, HC

18 Craigweil Manor
Bognor Regis
PO21 4DJ

Langley Park Road

01420 540274

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About me

I am a Chartered Clinical Psychologist with over 30 years of clinical experience. In addition to my independent practice with Hampshire & Surrey Psychology, I have experience of working in the NHS and public sector. I treat a broad range of emotional and behavioural difficulties and I have particular expert knowledge and experience in:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Post traumatic stress disorder
  • Catastrophic thinking
  • Obsessive compulsive disorder

As a fully trained clinical psychologist specialising in the treatment of fear of flying and other anxiety related problems, I have developed a specialised treatment programme based on over 30 years of clinical experience and continued professional development in cognitive behaviour therapy.

Having qualified at Aberdeen University in 1980, I have practiced as a Clinical Psychologist for over 30 years in both the public and independent sectors. I established Freedom to Fly in 1989 which has grown through corporate referrals and individuals seeking help. My CBT based psychological therapy is normally very successful within a short period, making it highly cost effective.

I am a practitioner member of the British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy (BABCP) and a registered Practitioner Psychologist with the HCPC.

Research into the treatment of anxiety, ongoing since my time at Middlesex Hospital Medical School in 1976, has created many invitations to present my findings in Europe, the Americas, Australia and the Far East. Lectures and workshops are given both nationally and internationally on an ongoing basis to professional and self help audiences along with regular TV and radio interviews. The most recent radio interview was BBC Radio 5 Live on the 12 February 2013. I have published extensively and I am first author of the 3 Dummies series books: Overcoming Anxiety, Overcoming Depression and the Anxiety and Depression Workbook.

I have worked with a variety of cases, including those of high complexity. I have a keen interest in the 'well being' area and consequently pursue training, reading and research around this subject. By attending regular training sessions and seminars this allows me to further develop my knowledge and individually tailor each programme developed uniquely for every patient. I work closely with other specialist teams when required, to support their interventions.

I receive referrals of people who have not succeeded on other fear of flying courses and have a proven track record of success in this area. Over recent years I have had the opportunity to work with the Women’s Institute, The University of the 3rd Age and library groups.

In conclusion I am keen to provide clinically effective treatment within the boundaries of the commercial environment.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Honours Degree from Durham University 1976
  • Master's Degree from Aberdeen University 1980
  • Professional Memberships
  • British Psychological Society (Associate Fellow)
  • British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy
  • Chartered Institute of Marketing Travel Interest Group
  • British Travel Health Association
  • Institute of Travel and Tourism (Fellow)

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited


Other areas of counselling I deal with

Overcoming fear of flying

Photos & videos

  • How to overcome your fear of flying
  • H&S Psychology logo


For information about fees, please visit http://www.hampshirepsychology.co.uk/fees-information/

Maps & Directions

Bognor Regis, PO21 4DJ
Sutton, SM2 5EN

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None


Accessibility information
Wheelchair access: Unspecified


Appointments are available throughout the week, including evenings and weekends.

Types of client

Young people