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Dr Elena Arora, CPsychol, AFBPsS (HCPC, UKCP, BACP Registered)

Bedford, MK40 3NF
07850 264155 Registered / Accredited
Bedford, MK40 3NF

About me

I am a senior Chartered Counselling Psychologist (HCPC Registered) and Integrative Psychotherapist (UKCP, BACP Registered) and Supervisor. I help adults (over 18 years old) and couples who need to talk to somebody in confidence about their issues, worries and concerns. I offer psychological therapy including EMDR; and, psychological assessments including medical-legal reports, parental assessments, IQ assessments, personality disorder assessments and forensic assessments of risk. I am an approved provider with major insurance companies including AXA, Aviva, Cigna.

I work within an Integrative approach because I believe that there is no 'one size fits for all' approach to psychological therapy. Being an Integrative therapist means that I integrate various theoretical concepts and therapeutic ideas that help me to understand my clients and choose the best techniques to use in my work that are always tailored to my client’s needs. I also practice EMDR therapy for trauma related issues.

I specialise in working with the following issues:

  • depression including post-natal depression
  • anxiety (general anxiety, panic attacks, fears, phobias, OCD)
  • stress/work related issues/negative thoughts
  • repeating life patterns/personality traits
  • post-traumatic stress
  • low self-esteem/lack of self confidence
  • relationship issues/family issues/affairs and betrayals/separation and divorce
  • anger management
  • bereavement and loss
  • addictions
  • feeling stuck in life/life crises
  • complex mental illness including personality disorders, challenging behaviour, psychosis, neurological difficulties and trauma issues
  • psychological traumas

I offer sessions to individuals and couples. Sessions are 50 minutes long and are held weekly. Sessions are offered face-2-face or online.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Doctorate in Counselling Psychology and Psychotherapy by Professional Studies
  • Clinical Diploma in Integrative Psychotherapy
  • Clinical Diploma in Integrative Psychodynamic Counselling
  • FCert. in Psychotherapy and Counselling a
  • BSc (Hons) in Psychology

I am an experienced, professional and caring practitioner. I have worked within the field of mental health for over 10 years. My experience includes working in a range of settings inclusive of NHS, community based and mental health hospital facilities. In addition, I have been a lecturer and am an examiner on a DCPsych programme at Metanoia Institute/Middlesex University.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.

BACP

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.

Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.

All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

HCPC

Health and Care Professions Council

The HCPC are an independent, UK-wide health regulator. They set standards of professional training, performance and conduct for 16 professions.

They keep a register of health professionals who meet their standards, and they take action if registered health professionals fall below those standards. They were created by a piece of legislation called the Health Professions Order 2001.

Registration means that a health professional meets national standards for their professional training, performance and conduct.

UKCP

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.

BPS

British Psychological Society

British Psychological Society

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

UK Council for Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

I act as an expert witness for Criminal and Civil Court systems. In this capacity I conduct assessments and provide medico-legal reports for personal injury, medical negligence, trauma, offending behaviour, capacity, attachment and family functioning, intellectual ability, parental alienation.

I design and deliver bespoke workshops and training programmes on a wide range of mental health topics. For example: Bereavement and Loss, Care for Carers, DBT Skills, Dynamic Risk Assessments in secondary care settings, Stress and stress management.

Therapies offered

  • Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT)
  • Behavioural therapy
  • Cognitive analytic therapy (CAT)
  • Cognitive and behavioural therapies
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Cognitive therapy
  • Compassion-Focused Therapy
  • Couples counselling
  • EMDR
  • Existential therapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Interpersonal therapy
  • Mindfulness
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Psychoanalysis
  • Psychodynamic therapy
  • Solution focused brief therapy

Fees

£130 - £150 per session.

Fees are due in advance of the sessions via bank transfer.

If you are paying for your sessions via insurance, please note that the fee above would not apply. Please contact me to discuss payment arrangement via insurance companies.

Further information

I am an Approved Healthcare Provider with several major health insurance companies including AXA, Aviva, Vitality Health (previously PRU Health), CIGNA which means fees may be recoverable for people who are insured. Different fee structure applies to those who wish to pay for the sessions via health insurance. Please contact me to discuss. Furthermore, clients should check with their provider for more information.

Bedford Consulting Rooms
4 Goldington Road
Bedford
MK40 3NF

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages None

Accessibility

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair user access

Availability

Fridays 8 am - 5 pm.

Types of client

Adults
Couples
Groups
Organisations

Supervision

I offer clinical supervision or research supervision to psychologists, psychotherapists and counsellors; both, qualified or trainees.

Online supervision
Telephone supervision

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Dr Elena Arora, CPsychol, AFBPsS (HCPC, UKCP, BACP Registered)

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