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 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, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Psychodynamic Therapy, Compassion-Focused Therapy (CFT), Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), Cognitive-Analytic Therapy (CAT) and Schema Therapy 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
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, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder, 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, sexual, 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 in the area of psychodermatology, working with individuals presenting with appearance-related concerns in the context of a skin disorder diagnosis.
- 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
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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Areas of counselling I deal with
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.
Concessions offered for
Please note that due to the Covid-19 Pandemic, I currently only offer telephone and online sessions.