Elaine Markidou PGDip MBACP
I am a fully qualified counsellor and a member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy. Counselling will give you an opportunity to talk to a qualified professional within a safe, confidential and non judgmental environment. My role is to help you find your own solutions to your problems and where appropriate explore the connection these problems may have from past experiences. My training is integrative, this allows me to use different modalities and practical approaches to suit you.
How Long will sessions Last
Each session will last for 50 minutes and will be on a weekly basis. To begin with 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
- Adv Diploma Humanistic Integrative Counselling 2017-2018
- Diploma in Humanistic Integrative Counselling 2015-2016
- Certificate in Humanistic Integrative Counselling 2014-2015
I currently volunteer at a High School where I work with the age group 11-17. The counselling can either be long term or short term.
I volunteered at a Hospice for 2 years where I offered bereavement counselling up to 14 months 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
- Attachment disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Feeling sad
- Internet addiction
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
- Young carers
I understand how difficult it is to choose a counsellor, I can offer you a brief discussion over the telephone before you decide to book an appointment.
£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 Mon 10:00-21:00 Tuesday to Friday 18:30- 21:30 Saturdays 10-16:00
Types of client