My name is El and I am an experienced integrative psychotherapist. I am a trained humanistic therapist as well as a Dance Movement Psychotherapist and therefore I predominantly draw from humanistic, psycho-analytic and art based frameworks. I have worked in a range of different settings such as the NHS, charitable organisations, education and the private sector. I have a small practices based in Sloane Square, and work across three week days. My practice is currently digital until face to face work is deemed safe. I offer a standard rate but can be flexible within reason for low income clients / students. I offer an open and warm environment for all of my clients were we can build a trusting authentic relationship. Sometimes things can become overwhelming and I believe that working creatively can offer alternative perspective to things that start to weigh us down. If you would like to know more about how I work please do not hesitate to contact me.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have a BA in Humanistic Therapy and predominantly worked with abuse survivors during and after my training. I have also worked across several schools with children as young as 5, working mainly with children and family with difficult backgrounds. As my career progressed I began working within the NHS in primary care as a 1-1 therapist treating patients with a range of mental health issues such as depression and anxiety. Through this I gained a vast knowledge and understanding of working with clients seeking asylum within the UK. During and after my Dance Movement Psychotherapy training (MA) alongside trauma survivors I began working with the homeless community before progressing onto workshops, group works and 1-1 work within detox and rehabilitation addiction hubs. I currently work with young people alongside secondary care addiction work to compliment my private practice. I am a qualified integrative supervisor and work with individuals and groups. Finally, I often run / facilitate CPD events and workshops across London and Nottinghamshire.
Association for Dance Movement Psychotherapy UK
ADMP UK is the professional organisation for the profession for Dance Movement Psychotherapy in the United Kingdom.
They aim to support the development of DMP in the UK and internationally; foster communication among Dance Movement Psychotherapists (DMPs); and promote the use of DMP throughout the United Kingdom and abroad.
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
For Individuals - £70ph
Group work - £50 per person.
Individual Supervision - £65
Group Supervision - £50 Per Person
Please not that due to COVID-19 I am currently offering online zoom sessions, however from April will begin to see clients face to face in my Friday clinic. My office is located in Sloane square this is also were small groups will begin from the start of September.
Concessions offered for
Over the past few months I have been operating via zoom however I am now beginning to take clients back on face to face on Fridays for 1:1 and Saturdays for group work.