Elena Adams, M.A. (Hons), Dip. Psych., UKCP
I am an experienced counsellor/psychotherapist with flexible working hours and I offer a sliding scale for people on low income and students.
My approach is to offer empathetic understanding and non-judgmental listening in a safe space. Everyone is unique and therefore I draw on many different methods to suit each person's needs. My aim is to connect my client with their own inner resources through authenticity and self-empowerment.
I work with individuals and couples - short and long term therapy.
I am UKCP accredited (the professional body the regulates psychotherapists in the UK), DBS cleared and have regular 1:1 supervision.
- Addictions – including eating disorders and co-dependency
- poor self-esteem
- Systemic family constellations
- and more.
Before training as a psychotherapist I worked for many years in broadcast and corporate television, event management and communications as a producer/director running my own production company. I worked for NGOs including Amnesty International and WWF and ran Greenpeace’s international film and video unit for five years.
My corporate clients have included Bank of America/Merrill Lynch, Barclays, Coca-Cola, BG and BP, for whom I specialised in senior leadership communications. I have travelled extensively world-wide for work. I support and volunteer for two charities that raise funds for disabled and disadvantaged children
Training, qualifications & experience
- M.A. (Hons) in Child and Family Psychotherapy, Centre for Counselling and Psychotherapy Education (CCPE)
- Diploma (Psych), UKCP, (CCPE) – 5 years
- Diploma in Sandplay (CCPE)
- Advanced training in Transpersonal Dream Work, CCPE
- Couples Counselling, Certification - Gestalt approach
- Systemic Family Constellations –Advanced certification, CSC
- Trained as an Addictions counsellor at Promis Recovery Residential Centre.
Registered / Accredited
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UK Council for Psychotherapy
The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) is a leading professional body for the education, training and regulation of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors. Its register is accredited by the government's Professional Standards Authority.
As part of its commitment to protect the public, it works to improve access to psychotherapy, to support and disseminate research, to improve standards and to respond effectively to complaints against its members.
UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
One-one £60 - £65 for one hour
Couples £100 +
Student and low-cost rates may be available
10% of fees donated to charity.
I am flexible and work during the day, evenings and weekends.
Please call, text or email me to arrange an initial session to discuss what you want to get out of counselling/therapy. We can talk about whether you are looking for short term or long term therapy and whether you would like weekly or fortnightly appointments. Everything we talk about will be in complete confidence.