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Integrative Psychotherapist/Supervisor MSc, MBACP

About me

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 a Mental Health charity for the last two years.  In my work at the charity 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.

Member organisations

BACP

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.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

  • Behavioural issues
  • Codependency
  • Coping skills
  • Emotional disturbance
  • Life Coaching
  • Sleep or Insomnia
  • Weight loss
  • Women's issues

Fees

£75.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Further information

Individual sessions will last for 50 minutes

Online sessions only (Skype, zoom)

Type of session

Online
Phone

Types of client

Adults

Online platforms

Skype
Zoom
Eleni Ourani

Eleni Ourani