Elaine Markidou MBACP
Thank you for visiting my page, I am an experienced, qualified integrative counselor and a member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy. I understand how challenging it can be to deal with difficult times without any support and the difficulty to seek help.
I am able to offer you a safe, confidential and non-judgmental environment. I can assist you find solutions to your circumstances and where appropriate we can explore the connection between your current circumstances and past experiences. My training is integrative, this allows me to incorporate different counselling approaches to suit you.
In our first session we will have the opportunity to talk about what brings you to counselling and decide whether to proceed and work together.
How Long will sessions Last
Each session will last for 50 minutes and will be on a weekly basis. I recommend the minimum of 6-12 sessions. However, the amount of sessions will depend on you. Some individuals choose to have long term counselling allowing them to explore their issues further.
Confidentiality is maintained unless I am concerned for your safety or the safety of others.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Post-Graduate Diploma Humanistic Integrative Counselling 2017-2018
- Diploma in Humanistic Integrative Counselling 2015-2016
- Certificate in Humanistic Integrative Counselling 2014-2015
- certificate in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
- Certificate in Time Limited therapy
- Certificate in Psychiatry, Psychopathology and Psychodynamics.
I worked at a High School where I would see children within the age group 11-17. The counselling was either long term or short term
I volunteered at a Hospice for 2 years where I offered up to 14 months bereavement counselling for each client on a weekly basis.
I Volunteered at a Drug and Alcohol Center for 2 years, due to limited sessions allowed my approach would be using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Time Limited.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Eating disorders
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
- Young carers
£50 EN8- Disabled Access available
Low incomes and students will be considered
Payments can be made by cheque or cash after your appointment
A fee will be applied if an appointment is missed and if 24 hours notice is not given to cancel your appointment
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
I am available daytime and evenings
Types of client