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Registered Counsellor MBPsS MBACP

About me

Welcome! My name is Elli and I am a registered counsellor with the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), providing adults with brief or longer-term therapy concerning a wide range of difficulties.

​You might be struggling with feeling low and anxious or might want to work on your self-esteem and confidence or the way you relate to others. Whatever challenges you might be facing, therapy can provide you with a safe, non-judgmental, and confidential space that will allow you to feel supported in exploring a range of concerns you might be experiencing.

Valuing the universal need for empathic, safe, and authentic connection, I place the therapeutic relationship in the centre of what I do. I strive to provide a sensitive and compassionate environment where, through working together, you can gain insight into your thoughts, feelings, and behaviours, empowering you in making informed decisions about your life and your way forward.

I understand each person is unique and has had different experiences in life and that when it comes to therapy, one size doesn’t fit all. Respecting your individuality and following your pace is paramount and together we can think about what would best suit you and agree to an approach that is tailored to your needs and goals. My therapeutic approach is integrative, bringing together different aspects of specific therapies.

​I have experience working with a number of psychotherapeutic modalities including Person-Centred Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Compassion-Focused Therapy (CFT), Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), Cognitive-Analytic Therapy (CAT) and Schema Therapy (ST) among others.

As a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and a member of the British Psychological Society (BPS), I abide by their ethics and standards for good practice and conduct.

Training, qualifications & experience

Experience

I hold experience working within primary, secondary and specialist NHS services as well as charities. I have worked with children, adolescents and adults with a range of mental health difficulties, including but not limited to depression, generalised anxiety disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, and complex post-traumatic stress disorder (CPTSD), obsessive-compulsive disorder (including Pure-O OCD), eating disorders, panic attacks and phobias, self-esteem and relationship difficulties.

​I have significant experience working with survivors of complex trauma (such as physical abuse, sexual abuse, emotional abuse and neglect), and those diagnosed with personality disorders. I have also acquired specialist knowledge in working with survivors of childhood sexual abuse and sexual violence, and in the area of Psychodermatology, working with individuals presenting with appearance-related concerns in the context of a skin disorder diagnosis.

Qualifications

  • DPsych Professional Doctorate in Counselling Psychology, City University of London (ongoing)
  • MSc in Child and Adolescent Mental Health, Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience, King’s College London
  • MSc in Developmental and Educational Psychology, University College London
  • BSc (Hons) in Psychology, Brunel University London
  • BSc (Hons) in Journalism, Mass Media and Communication, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki

Member organisations

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 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).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Fees

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Additional information

My fees are £80 per session, payable by cash or direct bank transfer at the end of each session. I also offer some slots at a reduced rate, please contact me for more information.

If you need to cancel or reschedule your appointment, I kindly ask that you give at least 24 hours’ notice.

29 Museum Street, London, WC1A 1LH

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Adults
Older adults

Key details

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Additional languages

Greek

Online platforms

Zoom