Elena Jeffery, MBACP Registered, PG Dip Counselling & Psychotherapy
Most of us can feel unsatisfied, anxious, isolated, stressed or unable to cope at some stage in life. Do your past experiences keep resurfacing and hold you back? Are your feelings of shame, duty and guilt preventing you from leading a life you want? Are you feeling depressed, low, unworthy, exhausted by striving to meet the demands of everyday life?
Whatever the difficult thoughts and feelings you are experiencing, it can be helpful to speak to someone who is empathic, objective and who can listen deeply with kindness and compassion respecting your values and your uniqueness. I can offer you a safe, non-judgemental space where you feel supported to explore and re-evaluate any issues you are experiencing bringing about change and finding a focus for moving forward to where you would like be.
I adopt a holistic approach to my work, looking at the whole person and I encourage that person to become aware of their own inner strength.
I work integratively, incorporating a range of different approaches and I adapt these approaches according to the difficulties my clients bring including: relationship issues, anxiety, stress, depression, post natal depression, bereavement, sexual abuse, anger, trauma, low self-esteem and family related issues.
Training, qualifications & experience
I hold a Post Graduate Diploma in Integrative Counselling & Psychotherapy from the University of East London which is accredited by the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy. I am a registered member of BACP.
I originally trained as a linguist and hold a B.A. degree in Linguistics and Psychology.
I currently run a small private practice from my home in the centre of Cobham and offer clients ongoing or time limited integrative counselling.
I also work therapeutically with young children and teens at Primary and Senior schools in Surrey, providing counselling to children, teachers and parents.
I’ve worked with local charities prior to this, predominantly with victims of domestic violence, domestic abuse and dealing with general relationship and parenting issues.
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.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).
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Areas of counselling I deal with