Eleni Henderson (MBACP), Counsellor & Psychotherapist
Should I talk to someone about this? If you've found yourself on this page, it's likely that you've already considered this question.
With so many counsellors and therapists online, it can be hard to decipher who is 'right' for you. The process can feel daunting when you may already be feeling overwhelmed, confused or facing a difficulty that you can't see the end of.
As an experienced counsellor, I believe that the most important factor is the relationship between counsellor and client, and much of my work is around establishing and maintaining a therapeutic relationship with you. My approach is personalised one, where I work alongside you to help overcome difficulties and promote exploration of whatever it is that is bringing you here in the first place.
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.
I have experience with a wide range of challenges, including anxiety, depression, sexual abuse, domestic violence, bereavement, eating disorders, gender & sexuality, work related issues, to name but a few.
I am a professionally qualified counsellor, and a member of the BACP. I am also a tutor to trainee counsellors at a renowned training school in London, and help facilitate wellbeing courses in a corporate environment.
My private practice consulting rooms are in Enfield Town and Finchley Central, and am now accepting bookings for face-to-face sessions under strict COVID-19 safety procedures. Both therapy rooms are within walking distance from public transport links.
I also offer online and telephone counselling sessions, and can offer therapy to individuals in other areas (and outside) of London. Please highlight if you would prefer to see me in person or online/telephone counselling when making your enquiry.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a qualified counsellor and psychotherapist based in London. I completed my training at the oldest provider of counselling services in the UK, and am a registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). You can find me on the list of registered members on the BACP website. As a member of the BACP, I abide by its ethical framework, which includes regular supervision of my work, as well as Continuous Professional Development (CPD).
I run my private practice and also work as a Staff Counsellor at Highgate Counselling Centre, offering counselling on a long- or short-term basis in North London. In addition, I also helped facilitate a wellbeing course/workshop in a corporate environment, and am a Tutor at The Awareness Centre, delivering a series of workshops to counsellors in training on their Diploma and Certificate courses.
Prior to starting my career in counselling, I worked as a senior manager for 20+ years and have corporate leadership and operations management experience.
I am of a mixed cultural/ethnic background, which enables me to have a deeper understanding and appreciation of difference, diversity and acceptance. I welcome clients of all backgrounds, regardless of age, socio-economic background, ethnicity, culture, religion, sexual orientation and gender identity.
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.
From £60.00 to £70.00
Free initial telephone session
Concessions offered for
I offer a free 15-minute phone call to discuss what brings you to counselling, and so you can see what it it would be like to work together. If you decide that you would like to continue working with me, we will book our regular weekly sessions.
In-person counselling (Enfield & Finchley):
Weekly sessions in Enfield and Finchley consultation rooms are charged at £70. All sessions are for 50 minutes.
I also offer online counselling.
Weekly session are charged at £60. All sessions are for 50 minutes.
Sessions held on Sundays are charged at £80.
I offer sessions during the day and evening, as well as weekend appointments. Get in touch to discuss what day and time suits you best and I will do my best to accommodate.
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. 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?
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.