Hello, my name's Eleni (that rhymes with 'penny') and I am a friendly and down-to-earth counsellor, working with adults and young people (age 11+) in central Bristol. My pronouns are she/her.
If you're looking for counselling, I'm guessing you're in a difficult place right now. You may be struggling to cope with the day-to-day experiences of life: stress, anxiety, depression, relationships, work, retirement, parenthood. Or perhaps you are questioning your identity or your sense of self. Maybe something has happened to you recently - bereavement, the end of a relationship, a traumatic experience - or perhaps things have happened to you in the past that you are still struggling to come to terms with.
Counselling is a safe, confidential space where we can explore these experiences, and how you feel about them. Together.
I am here to help you along. To help you unpack and re-examine your past and your present. To give another perspective. To give you the time and the space to think about what's really important to you, to understand what you've been through, and to figure out what you want for your future.
My aim is to listen with empathy and respect and without judgement.
Our first session is free, as I feel strongly that you need to feel comfortable with your chosen therapist before making the decision to commit to working together. I offer concessions for clients who are not working full-time, as I am passionate about making counselling available to everyone who needs it.
Training, qualifications & experience
Post-Qualifying Diploma in Counselling Children and Young People, I'm OK, You're OK, 2018
Diploma in Humanistic and Integrative Counselling, Bath Centre for Psychotherapy and Counselling (BCPC), 2017
Foundation Certificate, BCPC, 2013
Psychology BSc (Hons) degree, Goldsmiths College, University of London, 2004
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
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
£45.00 per session
Free initial in-person, telephone or online session
Concessions offered for
£45 per session