Elena Oliva

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Hertford, Hertfordshire, SG13
Available for new clients
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This professional is available for new clients.

About me

I'm an experienced BACP registered counsellor working with individuals in short-term and long-term work.

Talking therapy is an opportunity to speak to someone who isn’t part of your life and can listen without judgement. You don't have to feel ill or in crisis to come for talking therapy. You might know what you want to talk about or just have a sense that things are not right. Or there may be something significant that you feel you need help processing.

Talking therapy gives you a space to be heard and an opportunity to think about your life, relationships and repeating patterns of behaviour. This involves talking about your past and the experiences that have made you who you are. You are in control of this process throughout. My role is to listen without judgement and be alongside you to help you think about your life.

Training, qualifications & experience

I have over 6 years of experience working with adult clients long-term and in short-term NHS and victims of crime contracts.

Place2Be for over 2 years providing counselling to adolescents in a school setting.

I worked as a volunteer counsellor at Childline for 6 years supporting young people.

  • Advanced Diploma in Counselling, The Counselling Foundation
  • BA (Hons)

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.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
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.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Therapies offered


£55.00 per session

When I work

Please contact me for availability

Further information

Free local parking is available nearby for 3 hours

Hertford, Hertfordshire, SG13

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

Key details

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Elena Oliva
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