Eleni Henderson (MBACP), Psychodynamic Counsellor & Therapist
Am I ready to talk to someone? If you've found yourself on this page, it's likely that you've already considered this question.
Events in our life can sometimes leave us feeling overwhelmed, alone or misunderstood. You may find it difficult to cope or make sense of what is going on. Moreover, you may be suffering from anxiety, are having relationship difficulties, find yourself feeling sad and not really knowing why, or just generally feeling like life has no real meaning.
Counselling provides you with a safe, confidential and non-judgemental space where we work through troubled and confused feelings and situations. A counsellor will not offer solutions, but instead will help facilitate understanding and clarity. Together we will explore the many ways in which the past, relationships, experiences and events impact our present day life.
My private practice consulting rooms are in Enfield, Cockfosters, and Highgate. However, due to COVID-19, I have moved my practice online and can offer therapy to individuals in other areas (and outside) of London through online counselling or telephone counselling.
If you would like to discuss more about what brings you here, please contact me to arrange an initial session.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a qualified psychodynamic counsellor based in London, having completed my training at the longest serving counselling service in the UK. I am a registered member of the BACP and fully comply with its ethical standards and guidelines.
- Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling (BACP Accredited Course)
- Certificate in Counselling Skills
Since qualifying, I have worked at a renowned North London charity offering counselling services. I also run a private practice, offering psychodynamic counselling on a long- or short-term basis. Prior to starting a career in counselling, I worked as a senior manager for a number of years, and have corporate and leadership experience.
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).
This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
The list above is not extensive as each individual is different. If you do not see your current concern above, please contact me and we can discuss if I am able to help you.
Weekly sessions are 50 minutes long and are charged at my standard rate of £60 (see below regarding support for those on low incomes).
I offer a first initial session of 1 hour where we explore what you would like to discuss in therapy, to see how we can work together and some more background information about you. The standard rate for an initial session is £65.
In these difficult times, I am happy to discuss reduced fees for those on low incomes. Contact me about this if you are:
- Are on a low income
- A student
I will do my best to accommodate, but please note these spaces are limited.
Concessions offered for
What happens when I get in touch?
Reaching out can feel daunting, so it's good to know what to expect. The first step is getting in touch with me (either via Counselling Directory, or the Contact Me form on my website).
Please provide a brief summary of why counselling is being sought. I will get back to you as soon as possible to arrange an initial session, which will last for one hour. We will discuss what areas you want to explore in counselling, and whether you feel I am the right counsellor for you. I am happy to answer any questions you may have regarding my practice before the initial session.
If you decide to work with me, we will arrange a regular time and day to meet for weekly sessions. This will be your allocated time-slot every week.
What is psychodynamic counselling?
With so many counsellors and therapists online, it can be hard to decipher who is 'right' for you. It's my belief that the most important factor is the relationship between counsellor/therapist and client, and much of my work is around establishing and maintaining a therapeutic relationship with you.
I practice as a Psychodynamic counsellor which means that my work centres around the basic principle that events and experiences from the past have an effect on our present and future selves. Counselling provides a safe space for you to be listened to, but it’s also a dynamic relationship where I work alongside you. Through this supportive environment you will be able to speak about difficulties faced in your past or present, and together we will find links to help facilitate awareness to what has been left unexplored and unresolved. It is a uniquely individual journey which can enable you to enhance your self-awareness, make unhelpful patterns redundant and thrive rather than just survive.