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

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

Bedford Consulting Rooms
4 Goldington Road
Bedford
MK40 3NF

07850 264155

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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 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 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

I offer sessions to individuals and couples. Sessions are 50 minutes long and are held weekly.

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

BACP
HCPC
UKCP
BPS

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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.

Fees

£130 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.

Maps & Directions

Bedford, MK40 3NF

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None

Accessibility

Accessibility information
Wheelchair access: Yes

Availability

Fridays 8 am - 5 pm.

Types of client

Adults
Couples
Groups
Organisations

Supervision & training

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

Online supervision:Yes
Telephone supervision:Yes
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