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About me

I offer individual therapy with adults and work in full-time private practice in Southwark.

My consulting room within easy reach of City London, London Bridge, Waterloo, Blackfriars, Southwark, Borough.

I have completed a rigorous training at WPF Therapy, which is one of the UK's leading training institutes for psychotherapy. I also qualified psychologist and a play therapist with 16 years of clinical experience and I have considerable experience of working with people from a diverse range of backgrounds and cultures.

What to expect from the therapy:

My approach is collaborative and warm. I believe that by listening carefully and hearing you, together we can build up creative and secure enough space in which deeper reflection on yourself as well as your experience of the people and the outside world. I also believe, that through the relationship between us, I can help you to explore and develop new approaches to dealing with difficult, problematic and stressful situations.

Previously people have approached me for a wide range of reasons including:

  • Depression
  • Feeling lonely or isolated
  • Loss of hope
  • Low self-esteem and self-confidence
  • Obsessive and Compulsive behaviour
  • Experience of difficult or abusive family dynamic
  • Panic Attacks and Fears
  • Bereavement and Loss
  • Stress and Anxiety
  • Trauma
  • Eating Disorders
  • Boarding School experience
  • Addictions and addictive behaviour
  • Difficulties dealing with anger
  • Historical abuse
  • Difficulties in developing and maintaining relationships
  • Questions relating to sexuality and desire
  • Infidelity
  • Sexual Difficulties
  • Spiritual Questions

Getting Started

If you are interested in an initial consultation, please contact me by e-mail or contact by phone 07910933085 and leave a message with your name and contact details and I will respond to you as quickly as possible.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Postgraduate Diploma in Psychodynamic Theory and Practice
  • Master of Science in Play Therapy
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Social Psychology

Throughout my formal training, I have had many years of personal psychotherapy, and therefore know what it feels like to be a patient in psychotherapy.

My practice is bound by the code of ethics of BPC, UKCP, BACP, and FPC

I am an approved practitioner for Aviva Healthcare, AXAPPP, and WPA private health insurance.

I work both in private practice and the NHS and have extensive experience working with people struggling with a broad range of difficulties.

I can offer therapy sessions in Russian.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.


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.


British Psychoanalytic Council

The British Psychoanalytic Council (BPC) is a professional association, representing the profession of psychoanalytic psychotherapy.

The organisation is itself made up of fourteen member organisations and BPC accredits the trainings of its member organisations. An individual who qualifies from one of these trainings is then eligible for entry into the BPC's register.

BPC registrants are governed by a code of ethics, a policy of continuing professional development, a statement on confidentiality and a complaints procedure. The BPC is a Member Society of the European Federation for Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy in the Public Sector (EFPP). Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.


UK Council for Psychotherapy

The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) is a leading professional body for the education, training and regulation of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors. Its register is accredited by the government's Professional Standards Authority.

As part of its commitment to protect the public, it works to improve access to psychotherapy, to support and disseminate research, to improve standards and to respond effectively to complaints against its members.

UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

British Psychoanalytic Council

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).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Intercultural issues,  cultural and ethnic identities issues.


Concessions offered for

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

Additional information

The initial consultation usually charged at £70.

Weekly sessions are 50 minutes in duration. I offer a sliding scale and the fee dependent on the factors such as time of day, the frequency of the sessions and individual circumstances.

I am an approved practitioner for Aviva Healthcare, AXA PPP and WPA private health insurance.


Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays - mornings and evenings times available.

Further information

I offer online sessions using following platforms:

  • Zoom
  • Skype
  • FaceTime

86 Southwark Bridge Road

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults

Key details

Consulting room situated on a ground floor

Languages offered


Elena Kantor, MSc, PGdip (Psych), BPC, MBACP, UKCP, Central London

Elena Kantor, MSc, PGdip (Psych), BPC, MBACP, UKCP, Central London