Elisha Nunhofer

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Perinatal Psychotherapist & Counsellor, MSc UKCP
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Forest Row, East Sussex, RH18
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This professional is currently not accepting new clients and may not respond to general enquiries at this time.

About me

I am a UKCP qualified and registered psychotherapist and counsellor and specialise in therapy for those facing challenges including anxiety and depression before, during and after pregnancy.

To feel genuinely understood and accepted without judgement is a rare experience for most of us. I believe that when we experience complete acknowledgement we can begin to make sense of some of our thoughts and feelings. It is with this purpose of acceptance that I practice.

With this purpose in mind, my work is uniquely personalised to you. I am an experienced Person-Centred psychotherapist, and this combined with my kind and gentle style offers an authentic foundation to foster warm and genuine relationships with my clients. Studying to Masters level was a personal commitment to acquire the knowledge and theory to be able to offer an accomplished and high standard of therapy - the type of therapy I would wish to receive.

My Specialism & Experience
I specialise in providing psychotherapy and counselling for people facing challenges before, during and after pregnancy. I have maternity experience within the NHS, which I combine with my psychotherapy to offer an holistic understanding of perinatal experience, including: Becoming a mother; Pregnancy; (In)Fertility; Pregnancy Complications; Pregnancy loss (miscarriage, stillbirth, neonatal death); Pregnancy after loss; Surrogacy (becoming parents through); Adoption (becoming parents through); Birth trauma/complications; Termination of pregnancy/abortion; Postnatal depression; Pregnancy and postnatal anxiety.

I have worked for a charity to offer support to those suffering the loss of a pregnancy through miscarriage, termination, stillbirth or neonatal death. I also have extensive experience of providing counselling and psychotherapy for unpaid Carers of friends and family.

Next Steps
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Location - online
I offer sessions online to anywhere in the UK via Zoom.

Training, qualifications & experience

I completed my post-graduate research (MSc) at the prestigious Metanoia Institute in Ealing, London.

  • MSc in Contemporary Person-Centred Psychotherapy and Applications – Metanoia Institute (2013-2019): Sheila Haugh
  • UKCP Registered Person-Centred Diploma in Psychotherapy – Metanoia Institute (2013-2019)
  • BSc Midwifery (first year) – King’s College London (2010/11)

Below is some of my CPD:

  •  Perinatal OCD: the increasing role of psychotherapy and counselling (2023)
  •  The histories and contemporary lives of Traveller groups in the UK (2023)
  •  ‘I Don’t Want this Child!’ – when Attachment doesn't stand a chance (2023)
  •  Understanding and Working with Shame in Person-Centred Practice: From Implicit to Explicit (2023) 
  • Can Insecurely Attached Mothers Have Securely Attached Children? (2023)
  •  The Make Birth Better 7th Annual Birth Trauma Summit (2022)
  • Psychological Trauma-informed care across the maternity journey - The Royal Society of Medicine (2022)
  •  Gender Identities & Sexual Orientations: A Contemporary Understanding of Sexology (2022): Silva Neves
  • Current trends in the management of pregnancy loss. Baby loss-perspectives and pathologies - The Royal Society of Medicine (2021)
  •  Working with Transgender, Non-Binary and Gender-Questioning Clients:  Building a Gender-Affirming Practice (2021)
  • Current trends in the management of the infertile couple - The Royal Society of Medicine (2021)
  • Working with Surrogacy - BICA British Infertility Counselling Association (2019)
  • Importance of addressing Mental Health during pregnancy – House of Commons, Westminster, London (2018)
  • Time2Heal Study Day "Improving Care when IVF Pregnancy" - Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals (2018)
  • Developing Empathic Following Responses for Trauma Focused Work – Dr David Murphy Ph.D. (2016)
  • Social & Political Challenges of Being a Person-Centred Therapist – Professor Peter F. Schmid (2015)
  • The Neurobiology of Early Experiences and Affective Regulation – Affective Neuroscience & Attachment Theory: Considerations For Psychotherapy Practice (2014)
  • Forty Years After Meeting Carl Rogers: The Possibilities and Troubles of the Person-Centred Approach – Charles O’Leary (2014)
  • Parental Conflict & Attachment Theory – Dr Christopher Clulow Ph.D. (2013)
  • Post Natal Depression & Insecure Attachment – Professor Lynne Murray (2012)

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP)

The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) is a leading professional body for the education, training and regulation of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors. Its register is accredited by the government's Professional Standards Authority.

As part of its commitment to protect the public, it works to improve access to psychotherapy, to support and disseminate research, to improve standards and to respond effectively to complaints against its members.

UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

National Counselling & Psychotherapy Society (NCPS)

The National Counselling and Psychotherapy Society

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In 2013 the NCS register was accredited by the Professional Standards Authority under the Accredited Voluntary Register Scheme. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

National Counselling & Psychotherapy Society
Accredited Register Scheme

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National Counselling & Psychotherapy Society

Therapies offered

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£70.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

£70 for 50 minutes (£80 for fortnightly or less frequent)

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Mondays & Tuesdays. Day time only.

Further information

My practice is safe and ethical, and abide by the UKCP Ethical Principles and Code of Professional Conduct and the NCS Code of Ethical Practice. My clinical work is underpinned by regular clinical supervision from a senior accredited practitioner. I am fully insured.

Forest Row, East Sussex, RH18

Type of session


Types of client

Young people (13-17)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

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Elisha Nunhofer
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