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About me

Elena has successfully completed her training in Counselling and Psychotherapy under the tutelage of Professor Del Lowenthal at Roehampton University, following an accomplished career as an Education Consultant internationally.

She has over 20 years experience in the field, having worked for voluntary organisations, private practices, a refugee centre, NHS referral services and in student counselling .

Elena was trained as an Integrative Humanistic Psychotherapist (PgDip) which means she uses different approaches in her client work (Psychoanalytic, Person-Centred, Existential/Phenomenological, CBT) to find the optimum way in addressing  her clients’ needs and tailoring  the process of acceptance, healing and further growth.

Elena studied and practised internationally (Kiev, St Petersburg and Luxembourg), where she worked extensively with issues of diversity and cultural integration.

Elena views therapy as a shared journey and believes in equality in therapeutic relationship. She follows the BACP Ethical  Framework of conduct.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Advanced Certificate  in CBT 2020 Opex Careers
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy 2009 Roehampton University
  • PhD Philosophy 2003 Kiev National University
  • MA Linguistics Kirovograd National University 1990
  • Diploma in Nursing and Healthcare Kirovograd National University  Medical School 1988

Elena has been successfully running her private practice in Kingston for 7 years, having worked previously as a psychotherapist for Kingston Women’s Centre Clinical Practice, Refugee Action Kingston, Dr Cassie Cooper private practice and London School of Marketing student counselling service.

Member organisations


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.

Therapies offered

  • Cognitive and behavioural therapies
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Compassion-Focused Therapy
  • Couples counselling
  • Dynamic Interpersonal Therapy
  • Existential therapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Interpersonal therapy
  • Other therapies
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Psychoanalysis
  • Psychoanalytic therapy
  • Psychoanalytical and psychodynamic
  • Solution focused brief therapy


Currently, I only provide  therapy online via  WhatsApp  Facetime, Skype or Zoom

Adults: £125 for 50 min session

Couples: £140 for 60 min session

Seniors (65+): £65

Students: £65

I offer free SST sessions ( single session therapy)  for people in financial difficulties and distress

Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers
  • Low income
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Kingston Upon Thames

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language
Other languages Russian, Ukrainian


Monday - Saturday  7am -9pm depending on current schedule. Please get in touch and we will work out the time of your first session.

Types of client

Young people
Older adults


I offer online supervision to trainee counsellors and psychotherapists.

Online supervision
Telephone supervision

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Dr Elena Edwards

Dr Elena Edwards