Elena Gava

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BACP Reg.,NCPS (Accred.) Integrative Humanistic Counsellor
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

Portsmouth, Hampshire, PO1
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

Are you experiencing stress, anxiety, depression, loss, low self –esteem and confidence relationships ?

Hi and thank you for looking at my profile, I am Elena, working as Integrative Humanistic Counsellor, using different approaches, Person-Centred, TA and Gestalt to suit your individual need I have always been passionate about people. I believe that every person is beautifully unique, special and has inner potential to reach high goal and be whatever they feel right, at their own pace.

As your counsellor, my goal is to ensure and provide a confidential safe space that you feel heard and understood. I am non-judgemental and respectful, taking great care by creating a space that you feel comfortable to express yourself, explore your thoughts and feelings of what is impacting your life – to see issues through your eyes.

It takes a lot of courage to contact a therapist and take that first step. It might be one of many reasons why you are looking for counselling therapy due to feeling stuck or just about managing to float with life situation. Experiencing stress, depression, loss, low self –esteem and confidence relationships or any other types of problems that can affect our lives on a daily basis.

Working together, we will explore your challenges and discover new ways of moving forward with self-compassion and acceptance. 

"You don't have to be able to see the whole staircase, just take the first step" - Martin Luther King Jr.

Training, qualifications & experience

My previous professional journey and life experiences always focused on support and well-being. I have many years’ experiences in complex care which required specialist approach and understanding of mental health.

I understand the impact of life limiting or life changing diagnosis and the loss and anxiety of facing unexpected health challenges.

Maybe you are caregiver where you have to look after love ones and always be feel the need to be ‘strong’, suppressing own feelings.

I have an ethical responsibility to have regular supervision with a qualified supervisor. I continually work on my professional and personal development. I have professional indemnity insurance and cover for counselling and supervision. I have a current enhanced DBS.

Member organisations

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.


£50.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

I offer individual counselling for both short-term and long-term work. I offer sessions on line or telephone only at this moment.  

During the initial session 50 min duration we would explore what brought you to therapy, what you would like to achieve and how we could work together by looking at agreement, also arrange the day/time what would suit you.

All the initial introductory/assessment session is 50 minutes and costs £50 Thereafter sessions are usually weekly and last 50 minutes the price is £50 per session.

Please contact me on my phone 07539190281 or by email.

While I am doing CPD course in CBT therapy concessions offered as £30 per session

When I work

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Portsmouth, Hampshire, PO1

Type of session


Types of client

Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

DBS check

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