Elena Churikova MBACP (Accred) Individual / Couple / Family Therapy
I am experienced Psychotherapist, offering professional confidential services for Individuals, Couples and Families. I speak English and Russian.
I work both short and long term, using a variety of therapeutic approaches, depending on the clients' need.
If for any reason I am not able to help you, I would do my best to recommend alternative options or other specialists.
My style is collaborative, approachable and interactive.
I am a qualified clinical supervisor and offer supervision to psychotherapists and students.
I am an accredited member of BACP and follow its Code of Ethics. I have regular supervision of my work with a senior colleague and a regular peer supervision group.
I am a member of BPS, ICEEFT, BEFT, EMDR UK&Ireland.
Training, qualifications & experience
MSc degree in Psychology from Lomonosov Moscow State University (1997)
PGDip in Systemic Theory and Practice from Tavistock and Portman Trust
PGDip in Psychoanalytic Studies from Tavistock and Portman Trust
PGDip in Attachment and Psychoanalysis and Couple Relationship from Tavistock Centre for Couple Relationship
Fully trained EMDR therapist.
Diploma in Integrative Clinical Supervision from CPPD
Additional training and CPD:
I am interested and have had full training in Emotionally Focused Therapy for Couples, an approach that is specifically aimed at strenghtening bond between partners.
I am also one of the few people in the UK who is fully trained in the Discernment Counselling (approach that has been developed in the USA, and is targetted at couples on a brink of divorce, and is designed to help in making a choice about the next step within a set number of session).
Introductory skills training in CAT (Cognitive Analytic Therapy) and in CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy).
I have been practicing as a psychologist, counsellor and psychotherapist in UK since 2000, working in various mental health services including NHS and in private practice.
Prior to moving on to full-time Private Practice, I have been employed as a Senior Psychotherapist in the NHS Family Therapy Service (2006-2011), working mainly with couples and adult families.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Attachment disorder
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Family issues
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Separation and divorce
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Divorce and separation
Work with people who are affected by their relatives' substance misuse or other addictive behaviour
I charge on a sliding scale
Some sessions are available on the weekends
I am registered with and take clients/patients covered by most UK main Health insurances.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Types of client
Supervision & training
I am a qualified and experienced clinical supervisor.