Eleni Henderson

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(MBACP), Counsellor & Psychotherapist
Available for new clients
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Enfield EN1 & EN2
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

I strongly believe that counselling should be a safe space to explore, understand and resolve difficulties without fear of judgement or rejection. Nothing is too big or small, too difficult or too easy. I provide a safe space where anything can be spoken about openly, and at your own pace.

I am an experienced and professionally registered counsellor with the BACP.  My approach is personalised and approachable, where I actively work alongside you to help overcome difficulties and promote understanding. 

I began my career in a renowned counselling centre in North London, providing individual counselling to adults. Since then, I now run a well-established private practice from Enfield Town. In addition to counselling, I facilitate workshops at various counselling training organisations across the UK.

I have experience with a wide range of challenges, including anxiety, depression, self-esteem and worth, trauma, sexual abuse, domestic violence, bereavement, gender & sexuality, relationship difficulties, and work-related issues, to name but a few. 

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a psychodynamic counsellor who is registered with the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). I work with individuals on a wide range of issues and offer both focused and short-term therapy, as well as open-ended work.

I completed my training at the oldest provider of counselling services in the UK and hold a Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling. I consistently take part in further training to enhance my skills as a counsellor.

Since qualifying, I worked as a Staff Counsellor at Highgate Counselling Centre and now run my private practice. I also run workshops at various counsellor training centres across the UK.

I previously 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, race, ethnicity, culture, religion, sexual orientation and gender identity. 

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

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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.

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£60.00 per session
Free initial telephone or online session

Additional information

Initial sessions:

I offer a free 10-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.

Weekly sessions:

Weekly session fees (online and in person) begin at £60. All sessions are for 50 minutes. 

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

I offer sessions during the morning, day and afternoon. Get in touch to discuss what day and time suits you best and I will do my best to accommodate. 

Further information

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.

Therapy Rooms Enfield, 88 Church Street, Enfield, EN2 6AR

Type of session

In person

Types of client

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

Key details

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