About me

Finding the right counsellor for you is not only an important part but it's you taking your first step to start your beautiful journey, so I just want to say thank you for your interest!

My name is Elina and I am a passionate therapist that promotes talking therapy as a great benefit to anyones life. I will actively listen and help you work towards your goals and feel better, whilst I provide a safe, confidential and professional environment. My priority is for you to step into your whole self and comfortably talk at your own pace on what matters to you and any difficulties you are facing. You can comfortably cry in one moment, reflect and see joy in another.

Talk about personal matters that may revolve around; stress, self-worth, confidence, anxiety, low mood, relationships, work, studying, anger, depression, childhood or talk about traumatic issues that relate to physical, financial, psychological or sexual abuse. I also support individuals with exploring underlying causes, finding coping strategies, coming to terms with events and challenging unhelpful thoughts. Utilise a variety of skills and approaches to help maximise change and help you to manage better. I aim to empower individuals to feel like they are actually living, not just existing.

Working within the NHS and other well known organisations over the years has given me great advantage of developing more skills and knowledge to support individuals with mental health and further health issues.

Talking to a qualified professional can help you gain insight, clarity and a greater understanding of yourself and that is what I aim to do.

Training, qualifications & experience

Working within the NHS and other well known organisations over the years has given me the advantage of developing more skills and knowledge to support individuals with mental health and further health issues. Talking to a qualified professional can help you gain insight, clarity and a greater understanding of yourself and that is what I aim to do.

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.

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Fees

From £35.00 to £75.00
Free initial telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Students
  • Unemployed

EAP/Health Insurance Providers

  • WPA

Additional information

Please contact to inquire.

Availability

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

Open 7 days a week:

9AM - 5PM: telephone, video call or face to face sessions  (between the hours of 5pm to 6pm incur a £5 charge)

6PM - 9.30PM: out of hours telephone sessions only.

Further information

Consultation:

To ensure that the service I provide matches your need in therapy. It is also an opportunity to discuss any queries, thoughts or worries you may have before booking in.

We can then schedule your first appointment, after payment you will receive documents for you to read, sign and send back to myself as well as a confirmation on your booked session.

(If face to face session: you will receive a reminder / direction info via text on your first session)

Selly Oak
Birmingham
West Midlands
B29

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

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

Additional languages

English

Online platforms

Skype
Whatsapp
Zoom

Social

Elina Gavin

Elina Gavin