Dr Elena Borreani Scesney, CPsychol, Psychotherapist, HCPC, MBACP
I am a Chartered Counselling and Clinical Psychologist (HCPC), Psychotherapist (MBACP) and EMDR Therapist.
I have more than 15 years of professional experience working with clients from over 50 different countries and presenting a variety of difficulties, including anxiety, depression, traumatic experiences, personality disorders and dissociation.
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 several papers in international medical journals.
Living in a bicultural family, I developed a strong interest on how the immersion in another culture can be a wonderful opportunity for personal growth but at times can also disrupt people’s lives. Over the last several years, I have worked with many expatriates, specialising in culture shock, anxiety and depression.
At present, I work in my private practice in Central London (Sloane Square area), providing psychotherapy to adults and adolescents in English and Italian. I am also a Bilingual Affiliate Counsellor with WorkPlace Options, a worldwide renown company that offers counselling to employees of international organisations to promote their emotional well-being.
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 therapist - EMDR Europe
Health and Care Profession Council (HCPC)
British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP)
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Attachment disorder
- Attachment disorder in children
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Child related issues
- Dependent personality disorder
- Depression and anxiety in children
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Histrionic personality disorder
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic disorder
- Paranoid personality disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Separation anxiety
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
- Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT)
- Behavioural therapy
- Cognitive analytic therapy (CAT)
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
£140 per individual session (50 minutes)
Accepted insurances: Allianz, AXA PPP healthcare, Aviva, Bupa Global, Cigna, Vitality Health and WPA.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Monday to Friday 9am to 8pm
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|