About me

“To my mind, in dealing with individuals, only individual understanding will do.” (Jung)

Each of us are on our own personal journey with different and unique starting points. I believe counselling is a process that can help you understand and navigate life’s many difficulties and crisis, so that you are able to become empowered and to move forward. Ultimately it can enable you to integrate your own experiences and the many aspects of yourself.

In my therapeutic practice I work with compassion and empathy. Counselling can promote self-acceptance and skillful will, and empower people to discover and fulfil their true potential.

Each person’s narrative is different. Therefore I work integratively, which means working flexibly and using different approaches in order to meet your individual needs. Whether you feel you are stagnating and reproducing the same patterns in key aspects of your life, feeling anxious or depressed,  or you are going through a life crisis such as a relationship issue, we can explore these deeply within the space of therapy. Similarly our sessions can explore past traumas so that you may finally heal and reclaim your present and future.

In our sessions, I endeavour to be side by side with you, accompanying you without judgement whilst you explore your personal journey.

I work flexibly from my family home. I offer short and long term counselling and also offer some low cost counselling depending on availability.

Training, qualifications & experience

I have a Diploma in Integrative Psychosynthesis counselling (Re.Vision).

I am BACP registered and as such I abide by their ethical framework.

I am currently in training for a UKCP psychotherapy Diploma.

PGCE and BA(hons)

My previous professional experience is within education; working extensively, through coaching and mentoring, with young people and adults. As such I am well placed to fully understand the demands and stresses of the teaching profession.

Member organisations


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.


Additional information

Session fees are £50 for 50 minutes including initial assessments.


week days and some weekend availibility

Further information

My personal history of emigration means that I have a strong respect for difference and multiculturalism. I keep in mind that no-one but the person themselves can truly know what the experience of prejudice was like for them.

I can offer sessions in French or Italian.

17 Metford Crescent

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Additional languages

French and Italian

elene Igdemir

elene Igdemir