Elena Ward

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MSc, MBPsS, Reg MBACP, Counselling and Clinical Supervision
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Willesborough, Ashford TN24 & Dover CT16
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

Within my practice I work with adults for either short-term or long-term counselling, helping with a wide range of psychological issues including anxiety, depression, trauma and post-traumatic stress, bereavement, relationship issues etc. I offer a safe, confidential and non-judgemental service

I am a fully qualified experienced integrative counsellor with a psychology background and mental health experience, which enables me to draw on various therapeutic modalities (psychodynamic, person-centred, CBT, transpersonal, Transactional Analysis etc.) in order to meet the individual needs of each client.

I am holistic in my approach and work with a person as a whole rather than focusing just on a symptom or presenting issue. I take into consideration all aspects of the human being (emotional, mental, physical, spiritual and social) as difficulties can manifest themselves on different levels, for example physical symptoms are often a warning sign of an unresolved emotional problem, destructive mental attitudes, unexpressed feelings etc.

I like to combine the advantages of contemporary science with ancient traditional methods incorporating mindfulness, meditation, visualisation, TFT (tapping technique), grounding and relaxation techniques into my clinical practice.

We all possess a natural inner capacity to recognise what is best for us however we often become disconnected from this resource due to painful or traumatic experiences during our lifetime.

My ultimate aim would be to reconnect you with your natural resources helping you to rediscover yourself and recognise what you need in order to make authentic choices, to grow and to move forwards fulfilling your potential and resolving your issues.

“I am not what happened to me, I am what I choose to become” – Carl Gustav Jung

Training, qualifications & experience

Diploma in Clinical Supervision (Level 6)

MSc Therapeutic Counselling

PG Dip Therapeutic Counselling

MSc Psychology, Counselling Psychology (conversion degree)

BA Economics & Management

I come from psychology background and for the last fifteen years I have worked in various mental health and counselling settings including rehabilitation wards for people who have attempted suicide, acute inpatient mental health wards, generic counselling services and charitable mental health organisations. Currently I am working as a Counsellor at Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust and in private practice.

I have experience of working with a wide range of issues including relationship issues, depression, stress and anxiety, obsessive-compulsive tendencies, trauma and post-traumatic stress, low self-esteem, bereavement, self-harm and suicide ideations, abuse (all types), mental health issues and various other psychological difficulties.

I am a registered member of BACP (British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy) and a graduate member of BPS (British Psychological Society) and comply with their ethical rules and regulations.

I continuously update and develop myself by attending various CPD (continuous professional development) trainings and workshops in order to offer the best and latest therapeutic developments to meet the needs of all Clients.

Member organisations

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

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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
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£60.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Trainee counsellors

Health Insurance/EAP

  • Health Assured

Additional information

I charge £60 per session (50 min); concessions are available for trainee counsellors studying on BACP approved courses.

I offer a free telephone consultation in advance of counselling to address any questions or queries you may have about my practice.

123 Church Road, Willesborough, Ashford, Kent, TN24

Dover Castle Clinic, 5 Castle Hill Road, Dover, Kent, CT16 1QG

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

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In person

Diploma in Clinical Supervision (Level 6). Integrative approach. Individual and group supervision for experienced and trainee counsellors.

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Elena Ward
Elena Ward