Eleni Ourani, Integrative Psychotherapist MSc, BACP
We all experience periods in our lives when things feel difficult, uncertain and daunting. We might feel overwhelmed, hopeless and can often feel lost and exhausted from trying our best to resolve the various issues that life throws at us.
I'm an Integrative Psychotherapist which means I'm qualified and experienced in using a varied range of therapeutic approaches and modalities to meet people's needs. I have over six years of clinical experience in being of service to people that experience negative and unwanted/unhelpful thoughts. As well as those that struggle with feelings of inadequacy or not feeling good enough in a world that is often demanding.
Experiencing intrusive or unwanted thoughts and feelings can be painful and confusing as well as making our day to day lives challenging. From my experience I believe we can go a long way to reducing our suffering by working on how we relate or respond to our thoughts and feelings when they arise.
Training, qualifications & experience
As well as working in a range of therapeutic settings over the last six years I have also worked full time for Mind (Mental Health charity) for the last two years. In my work at Mind I work with a large range of mental health difficulties- such as depression, anxiety, OCD and intrusive thoughts, relationship difficulties, grief and loss to name but a few. As well as working with hundreds of individuals I have also facilitated groups that help people to work on their difficulties.
As an Integrative Psychotherapist I combine many approaches and tailor my approach to the individual and their specific difficulties. The main approaches are draw on are Person-centred therapy, Psychodynamic Psychotherapy (how the past/your history plays a role in the present), Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (working with core values and improving our relationship with self) and Compassion Focused Therapy (how we can cultivate more understanding and compassion for ourselves). I also draw on many other Trauma-informed modalities such as IFS (Internal Family Systems) and Somatic Experiencing as well as Mindfulness meditation.
I provide a safe, non judgmental, supportive and confidential space to address and explore the current difficulties you might be facing. We will work together towards identifying and understanding unhelpful thoughts, uncomfortable emotions and find kinder and more compassionate ways to manage our difficulties.
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
- Behavioural issues
- Coping skills
- Emotional disturbance
- Life Coaching
- Sleep or Insomnia
- Weight loss
- Women's issues
Individual sessions will last for 50 minutes
Online sessions only (Skype, zoom)
I also offer therapy in Greek.