I am Dr. Elinor Sason. I am a Chartered and HCPC registered Counselling Psychologist and clinical supervisor with experience in the NHS, private and charitable mental health settings.
I adopt a pluralistic approach meaning that I do not believe there is one universally right theory or model but rather, that a range of theories and models can be helpful and effective. It is therefore essential to utilise those which meet each client’s needs and have an evidence base. Additionally, at the heart of my work, is a belief that the therapeutic relationship is key and I am passionate about offering a space in which that can flourish. Moreover, in offering you a non-judgemental, compassionate, highly skilled, individualised and holistic therapeutic approach, I aim to support and empower you to explore and work through a variety of issues.
Clinical areas of interest: depression, anxiety and panic disorders, bereavement, family and relationship difficulties, trauma, bipolar disorder, personality disorders, survivors of childhood abuse. My private practice is in Great Bookham and the surrounding areas.
I work with all types of people from Individuals (young children to older adults), Couples and Families. I use various treatments from Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT), Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR), Psychodynamic, Humanistic and Systemic.
Training, qualifications & experience
Doctorate in Counselling Psychology (PsychD) from the University of Roehampton, Masters in mental health (MSc) from King’s College London, The Institute of Psychiatry and Bachelors of Science in Psychology (BSc) from the Royal Holloway University of London.
I have experience in the NHS, private and charitable organisations. Additionally, I have research experience and publication in Psychological medicine in 2018. Please see my website drelinorsason.co.uk for further details.
Registered / Accredited
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Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC)
The HCPC are an independent, UK-wide health regulator. They set standards of professional training, performance and conduct for 16 professions.
They keep a register of health professionals who meet their standards, and they take action if registered health professionals fall below those standards. They were created by a piece of legislation called the Health Professions Order 2001.
Registration means that a health professional meets national standards for their professional training, performance and conduct.
Areas of counselling I deal with
£120.00 per session
Concessions offered for
£120 for a psychological session.
When I work