Dr Elena Borreani Scesney, CPsychol, Psychotherapist, HCPC, MBACP
I am a Chartered Counselling and Clinical Psychologist (HCPC), Psychotherapist (MBACP) and EMDR Practitioner.
I have more than 15 years of professional experience working with clients from over 50 different countries and presenting a variety of difficulties. Over the years I specialised in treating personality disorders, trauma, attachment and dissociative disorders.
I have worked in London in prestigious organisations, in the provate and public sector, including the Anna Freud Centre, South London and Maudsley Hospital and St Thomas’ Hospital. I also have a solid background in scientific clinical research, having worked at King’s College, UCL and Imperial College of London publishing papers in international medical journals.
At present, I work in my private practice in Central London (Sloane Square area), providing psychotherapy in English and Italian.
In my work clients are central and respecting the individuality of each person is essential.
I use the different therapy approaches I am specialised in (CBT, Dialectic Behaviour Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, EMDR, etc.) and my professional expertise in order to tailor my sessions to the specific needs and objectives of every client.
I will offer you a safe, confidential, empathic and non-judgemental place to talk about your life and anything that may be confusing, painful or uncomfortable. Therapy allows you to talk with someone who is trained to listen attentively and to help you improve your situation, by reducing psychological distress, enhancing and promoting emotional wellbeing.
In this therapeutic journey, I will help you understand better the difficulty you are currently experiencing, what generated the present problem and what are the maintaining factors that prevent you from changing. Once we identify the objectives you would like to achieve, we will start working towards those with the techniques that are most appropriate to your specific situation.
Training, qualifications & experience
Doctorate in Counselling and Clinical Psychology - HCPC registered
Post-Graduate Diploma in Cognitive Psychotherapy - MBACP
EMDR Practitioner - EMDR Europe
Health and Care Profession Council (HCPC)
British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP)
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.
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.
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.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
From £150 per individual session (50 minutes)
Accepted insurances: Aetna, Allianz, Aviva, Bupa Global, Cigna, Vitality Health and WPA.