Professional Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) – University of Bedfordshire
MSc Clinical Psychology – University of Nicosia (Cyprus)
BSc (Hons) Psychology – University of Surrey
Tuesdays: 5.30pm – 9.30pm
Wednesdays: 6.30pm – 9.30pm
Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT)
Child and Adolescent Psychology
Solution Focussed Therapy
Person centred Therapy (person centred counselling)
Client based therapy
Play and Creative Arts Therapy
Update April 2023: Elli is currently on maternity leave working reduced hours. Her current availability is for online evening sessions. Please note these sessions will need to be self-funded at this time.
She will be accepting more face to face appointments from September 2023.
You can still contact Elli and request an appointment or ask to be placed on her waiting list.
I am Clinical Psychologist, registered with the Health Care Professions Council (HCPC) and the Council of Registration of Psychologists in Cyprus.
As a therapist, I am an active listener, driven by empathy and openness, responding to each of my client’s individual needs, empowering them to find their own strengths.
Alongside my independent practice I work as an Education Health Care Plan (EHCP) Co-ordinator at Bedford College.
I am passionate about Equality, Diversity and I currently co-chair the DisAbility Advisory Forum at the Bedford College Group as well as being an LGBTQ+ student support officer.
I am also a qualified teacher and bilingual and can provide services in both English and Greek.
About my work:
I am experienced in working with young people, families and adults with mental health difficulties, such as anxiety, low mood, low self-esteem etc. I have extensive experience with working with people with Autism and special educational needs and disabilities, in a variety of settings, including educational establishments.
I can work flexibly drawing on a range of therapeutic models depending on individual needs, including Person-Centred Therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Solution Focused Therapy (SFT), Systemic Family Therapy, Psychodynamic Psychotherapy and Mindfulness.
My personal interests lie in the field of performing arts and I have led and assisted in drama, music and art workshops. I am open and creative in my practice and can use these skills therapeutically with clients.
Relevant Training/ Continuous Professional Development:
- Total Mindfulness Professional Programme – ISON Psychometrica (2021)
- Professional Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) (2021)
- NCFE Level 2 Certificate in Principles of Team Leading (2021)
- NCFE Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Children and Young People’s Mental Health (2020)
- City & Guilds Level 3 Award in Education and Training (2020)
- Autism Show (2017, 2018, 2021), Autism and Mental Health (2017), Autism and Relationships (2017)
- EHCP outcomes training (2018)
- LGBT training (2018)
- Presentations: Autism & Research, Eating Disorders, Psychodynamic Formulation– Presenter (2016)
- Introduction to Personality Disorders Certificate (2016)
- Autism is for life not just for Christmas. Clinical Showcase of Adult Autism Interventions (2015)
- Introduction to Signing Training (2015)
- SecuriCare – Preventing and Managing Challenging Behaviour – Level 2 Certificate (2015)
- Safeguarding Vulnerable Adults Certificate (2015)
- Introduction to Autism Spectrum Conditions Certificate (2015)
- Solution Focused Practice Training Certificate (2014)
- Training in Systemic Family Therapy (2012-2014, year 1 and 2 completed)
- Presenter for the ADD/ADHD Cyprus Organisation (2012)
- Crisis Prevention and Intervention Certificate (2010)
- Child Protection Training (2010)
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