Elle Sidel BA (Hons.), PhD, PgDip, MA
There are many reasons for seeking therapy. You may need a safe space to work through a specific problem or sudden change in your personal life or in a significant relationship. Or you may be concerned with difficult dynamics or destructive patterns and their impact upon your personal well-being and perhaps upon the quality of your relationships.
Each individual and couple is, of course, unique and so is the purpose of each therapy. I can help you address a wide range of issues that may affect how you experience and manage life's challenges and opportunities, in yourself and in your relationships. To this end, I recommend one or more initial consultations for us to discuss together your particular concerns and the kind of support you may need at this time.
I am a qualified and experienced couple and individual psychotherapist. I completed my specialist training at Tavistock Relationships, a unit of the Tavistock Institute of Medical Psychology, where I work as a Visiting Clinician. I am also an experienced online therapist, having trained and continued to work at Tavistock Relationships Online Service.
I offer counselling and psychotherapy for couples, individual partners and singles, including online, and I welcome diversity in my practice.
I can work with you on an open-ended, long-term basis, but I can also undertake time-limited work where appropriate.
In my private practice, I see clients in the City and in Mayfair. In these uncertain times, I have also expanded my online clinical practice and I welcome new enquiries. You can contact me by email or telephone me for more details or to arrange an initial consultation.
Training, qualifications & experience
I trained at the Tavistock Relationships, a unit of the Tavistock Institute of Medical Psychology and an internationally recognised centre for counselling and psychotherapy, training and research.
I have completed an MA in Psychoanalytic Couple Psychotherapy and I have a Post-Graduate Diploma in Individual and Couple Psychodynamic Counselling and Psychotherapy (Tavistock Relationships/UEL). I also hold a PhD from Cornell University (1998).
I am a Visiting Clinician at Tavistock Relationships where I work as a Senior Therapist in the General Counselling and Psychotherapy Service. I am also a member of its dedicated Parenting Consultation Service Team, which provides specialist support for individuals and couples seeking a confidential space to make sense of the challenges that caring for children can present to maintaining satisfying adult relationships.
I am a Member of the Tavistock Institute of Medical Psychology, a Tavistock and Portman NHS Trust Alumni, and a Supporting Member of the International Psychotherapy Institute (U.S.A.).
I am a registered member of the British Psychoanalytic Council (BPC) and the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP) and I adhere to their professional code and ethical guidelines.
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
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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