Elaine Scola

Elaine Scola



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About me

I believe therapy can offer a safe space for self-discovery that provides you with an opportunity to creatively discover how you want to live.

My experience is a combination of training and working with young people and adults. I was trained as an integrative psychotherapist and counsellor, meaning I learnt from various schools of thought such as existentialism, person-centred, and post-modernism. I am particularly inclined to listen to how an individual describes their world, as I believe each person experiences life in a unique way that can rarely be communicated to someone else. For instance, if someone is experiencing depression, in my view it is helpful to attentively listen to their own experience, as opposed to assuming that we all experience it in the same manner.

As a psychotherapist, I have worked in settings with clients from the most varied backgrounds, who came to therapy for many reasons, including depression, the breakdown of a relationship, grieving, general anxiety and anxiety about specific topics such as their relationships, careers and health.

As much as family and friends may want to help their loved ones in such a situation, it can be challenging as it can put undue stress on their relationship. A professional relationship can be effective as the involvement is of a different quality. It could also be said that a therapeutic environment can offer elements that are conducive to a helpful conversation; it provides a confidential, non-judgemental and reliable professional relationship that can endure a difficult conversation.

To innovate it is important to look into our beliefs and I can facilitate that process.

For couples:

My experience working with couples has included the following: emotional and physical intimacy difficulties, separation/divorce - including couples with children, infidelity, grieving and excessive use of anger.

I can facilitate a dialogue when communication has broken down, with the aim of re-establishing a common ground to resolve the issue. I appreciate how difficult it may be to open up to a third person, and I will endeavour to make this process as comfortable as possible by checking in with both of you throughout our sessions.

Feel free to contact me with any questions you may have about my work or to book an appointment.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • MSc Counselling and Psychotherapy (University of Roehampton)
  • MA Social Anthropology (University of Manchester)

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London, SE3

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: Brazilian Portuguese


Accessibility information
Wheelchair access: No


Early and mid mornings, evenings and weekends

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Supervision & training

I offer integrative supervision to trainees and qualified counsellors/psychotherapists.

Online supervision:Yes
Telephone supervision:No
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