Eleni MacLean

BSPsychology, MScDevPsychology, PGDipCounselling
Falkirk FK1 & Edinburgh EH3
07513 182 341 07513 182 341

About me

Thank you for visiting my profile. I am a qualified and experienced Person Centred Counsellor and Psychotherapist, and I am offering online individuals sessions to adults and young people (16+). 

Clinical experience

My clinical experience has been focused on community based, local and national organisations in Edinburgh and wider Scotland. I have carried out specialised work on areas such as unpaid carers, families, single parents, adolescents and young adults, students, LGBTQ+, autism and developmental difficulties, domestic and gender based violence, trauma, complex trauma and addictions. I have worked with Black, Asian,  ethnic and religious minority clients in community settings. In addition, I have coordinated and carried out development & advice work for local start-up counselling services. Currently, I manage my own Private Practice, I carry out self employed work with Scottish Trauma-informed organisations and also work as a Student Counsellor at the University of Edinburgh**.

My approach

My approach in therapy draws from Humanistic theories and practices in Counselling and Psychotherapy. This means that I will invest in building a trustful, authentic relationship with you. You should expect to feel welcome and treated with respect, without judgement. I will be interested in hearing your own story and anything you choose to bring to counselling in your own time and pace. I will commit to invest in understanding your circumstances and experiences from your own point of view. I will be doing ‘check-ins’ with you at times and I will be asking you for feedback. This will help me assess how your sessions go, understand what parts you find helpful as well as the ones that you find unhelpful and/or difficult. I tailor my approach and pace to suit your needs. I work creatively using metaphors and imagery. I draw from brief therapy theories, such as Solution Focused and Focusing, when relevant to our work. I also draw 'tools' from Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy (CBT) when relevant to suit your therapeutic needs. 

Length of therapy and endings

I will help you discuss and assess the length of time in counselling that is relevant and suitable for you and your circumstances. A lot of the times, endings in counselling happen ‘organically’ when you feel you will have reached your desired outcome. Endings is an important part of therapy and I will help you talk about ending therapy to my best capacity, when it becomes relevant.

**Unfortunately I am unable to undertake private work with students of the UoE.

Thank you again for visiting my profile. I will do my best to answer to inquiries promptly.

Training, qualifications & experience

Qualifications:

  • PGDip Counselling and Psychotherapy (2014), University of Strathclyde, Scotland.
  • PGCert Communication and Counselling Skills (2009), Institute for Counselling and Psychological Studies, Athens, Greece.
  • MSc Developmental Psychology (2008), University of Lancaster, UK.
  • BA Houns Psychology (2006), Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece.

Continuous Professional Development / Interests:

  • Integrating artwork into counselling - BACP (2018).
  • Children & Young People’s Experience of Domestic Abuse - Scottish Women’s Aid (2017).
  • Understanding the Dynamics of Domestic Abuse - Scottish Women’s Aid (2017).
  • Working with Trans-identified and Trans-historied clients - BACP (2016).
  • SHARE Sexual Health and Relationships Training for young people - NHS (2016).
  • Survive & Thrive Psycho-education for Survivors of Complex Trauma - NHS (2016).
  • ASIST Applied Suicide Intervention Training - Choose Life (2016).
  • SMART Recovery Training for Facilitators - SMART Recovery UK (2015).

Member organisations

BACP

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

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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.

Fees

From £50.00 to £70.00

Additional information

I offer a 15 minute free online or telephone consultation. Please contact me to make your booking. 

I offer a self-select sliding scale between £50 and £70. You can choose what fee best suits your income and circumstances from above scale, no questions asked.

I am saving reduced rates for people in the community who are not able to access therapy privately. The fees you pay help me sustain my practice so I continue offering reduced rates for community organisations. 

Availability

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

I allocate time for admin, inquiries and initial telephone consultation during my working week. I respond to all inquiries as prompt as possible. 

Falkirk
FK1

Edinburgh
Midlothian
EH3

Type of session

Online

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults

Key details

DBS check

In England and Wales, the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS, formerly known as CRB) carry out criminal records checks for individuals working with vulnerable groups, such as children. To find out more, visit gov.uk , or contact this professional directly

PVG Scheme

In Scotland, criminal records checks are carried out by Disclosure Scotland. Professionals working with children or vulnerable adults must join the Protecting Vulnerable Groups (PVG) Scheme. You can learn more at mygov.scot , or contact this professional directly.

I am currently practicing online.

Additional languages

Greek

Online platforms

Doxy
Zoom

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