Elle Sidel BA (Hons.), PhD, PgDip, MA

Elle Sidel BA (Hons.), PhD, PgDip, MA



07763 368 210

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About me

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.

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Maps & Directions

London, EC4A
London, W1K

Type of session

Online counselling: Yes
Telephone counselling: No
Face to face counselling: Yes
Home visits: No

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None


Accessibility information
Wheelchair user access: Yes

Mayfair premises have wheelchair access.

Types of client

Older adults