Elisabeth Neijens

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BACP & BPC
Available for new clients
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London EC1A & W1B
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

I like to think of therapy as a way of helping a person to help themselves. It is an individual experience and will be different for each person. 

Therapy offers a confidential space where thoughtful attention is given to the often painful, challenging and confusing experiences of our lives. It helps you gain a deeper understanding of what you have been experiencing and supports you so that growth and change is able to take place, if necessary. My style of working is supportive and collaborative and the process is unique to each person depending on their reasons for coming to therapy and what their needs are. 

My approach is trauma-informed and rests against a psychodynamic background, which provides the therapy a certain breadth as well as depth. I take into account a person’s position in life today, in relation to their emotional, developmental and relational characteristics both past and current, whilst not forgetting about their future. It is an exploratory way of working during which clients often come to new ways of thinking about themselves as changes start to take place within them. 

Therapy can be useful in many ways, whether:

·       facing a painful situation or challenging phase in life 

·       improving emotional and overall mental health 

·       changing recurring and/or persistent patterns of thought and behaviour

·       facing relationship challenges (with oneself and/or others)

·       understanding complex family dynamics

·       a need to talk to someone independent of your daily life 

The outcome of a helpful therapy tends to be a feeling of greater ease in oneself, reduced restlessness, healthier relationships, increased self-awareness, improved mental health, a better engagement with yourself and life in general, and improvements in the way we respond to life’s problems. 

If you have reached a point where you feel isolated with your experience or realise you could use outside support, seeing a therapist can help. If you would like to contact me or have any questions, please email me using the link at the top of this form or call or text me on 07415 765 374. I look forward to hearing from you. 

Training, qualifications & experience

In addition to my main psychotherapy qualification, I have also taken part in trainings for CBT (cognitive behavioural therapy), MBT (mentalization-based therapy), grief and loss, as well as trauma-informed approaches. I have clinical experience in both private practice and NHS settings, and prior to my career as a therapist, I volunteered for Cruse, a bereavement charity. I am registered with professional bodies BACP and BPC and my training is accredited by UKCP, BACP and BPC. Alongside my clinical training, related studies include a master’s degree, a post-graduate diploma and a foundation certificate. I attend trainings, workshops and conferences annually to continue learning as well as follow developments in my field. 

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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BPC
British Psychoanalytic Council (BPC)

The British Psychoanalytic Council (BPC) is a professional association, representing the profession of psychoanalytic psychotherapy.

The organisation is itself made up of fourteen member organisations and BPC accredits the trainings of its member organisations. An individual who qualifies from one of these trainings is then eligible for entry into the BPC's register.

BPC registrants are governed by a code of ethics, a policy of continuing professional development, a statement on confidentiality and a complaints procedure. The BPC is a Member Society of the European Federation for Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy in the Public Sector (EFPP). Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

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.

Accredited register membership

British Psychoanalytic Council
Accredited Register Scheme

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British Psychoanalytic Council
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).

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Therapies offered

London, Greater London, EC1A

Type of session

In person
Online

Types of client

Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

Key details

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Elisabeth Neijens
Elisabeth Neijens