Elena Edwards


PgDip, MA, PhD. MBACP(Accred.)

Elena completed her training in Counselling and Psychotherapy in London under the tutelage of Professor Del Lowenthal, following a successful career as an Education Consultant internationally. 

She has over 20 years of experience in the field, having worked for voluntary organisations, private practices, a refugee centre, NHS referral services and in student counselling in addition to working for Harley Therapy.

Elena was trained as an Integrative Humanistic Psychotherapist (PgDip) which means she uses different approaches in her client work (Psychoanalytic, Existential/Phenomenological, Person-Centred, CBT) to find the optimum way to address her clients’ needs and tailor the processes of acceptance, healing and further growth. She gravitates to an Existential modality, where her therapeutic work is greatly informed and enhanced by her previous qualifications in Linguistics (MA) and Philosophy (PhD).

Elena has studied and lived internationally and worked extensively with issues of diversity, racial and cultural integration. She works with adolescents, adults and couples.

Elena’s areas of expertise lie in working with depression and anxiety, loss and bereavement, marriage and relationships, trauma, parenting issues, self-esteem, work and careers, cancer and problems raised by addiction and abuse. Elena’s clinical interest also lies in working with clients diagnosed with adult ADHD and BPD. She delivers both short-term and open-ended, long-term therapy.

In the UK, she worked for London School of Marketing, Refugee Action Kingston, Kingston Womens’ Clinic, and Pregma UK. In addition to her work as a therapist, Elena practices as a clinical supervisor at Arts University Bournemouth and volunteers at Paul’s Cancer Clinic in Wandsworth, London.

Elena views therapy as a shared journey and believes in equality in therapeutic relationship. She is fully accredited with BACP and is also an approved therapist with insurers Cigna, GeoBlue and WPA.

Elena is a member of her local fencing club and likes philosophy, fashion, dogs, theatre and walks in nature. 


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