Elena Manafi, UKCP Accredited Psychotherapist

Elena Manafi

London W1K English, Greek
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Elena Manafi, UKCP Accredited Psychotherapist

Elena Manafi

London W1K English, Greek
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My Approach

Skepticism and apprehension when seeking for professional help on private issues are healthy responses given the enormity of the task, the courage it requires, and the practical considerations that it entails. In my view theories and clinical experience are important but the fact remains that in essence therapeutic work can only be successful if the relationship between the two of us is one of trust, care, openness, and honesty. This has nothing to do with theories; it is all about who we are and how we relate to one another. The therapeutic relationship and our confidential space are the vehicles to change.

My style of working is dialogical and interactive in nature; the aim is to tailor therapy around your individual needs and difficulties. Through dialogue, active engagement, and collaboration we will assess and examine the issue(s) that concern you in a holistic way taking into account your past experiences, current circumstances, and desires for the future.

As a practitioner I espouse an integrative approach that includes existential and psychodynamic principles that are utilised in such a way to promote understanding and resolution of issues. The focus of our work will be on your subjective experience, relational and emotional patterns, as well as understanding of human limitations and paradoxes. Depending on the issue that concerns you and your own needs, we will decide the length of therapy (e.g., long term, short term or solution focused approach) as well as its style (i.e., explorative, solution focused, management).

As shown in my profile I have experience in working with a number of issues including anxiety, stress, depression, meaninglessness, relational difficulties and the ways in which these human conditions manifest themselves in every day life.

About Me

I completed my psychology and psychotherapy trainings in London, UK following years of studying art and philosophy in Greece and the US. I am also passionate about wild life, conservation, and scuba diving.

I work with

  • Individuals

Special Interests

Like all UKCP registered psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors I can work with a wide range of issues, but here are some areas in which I have a special interest or additional experience.

Types of Therapies Offered

  • Existential Psychotherapist

What I can help with

  • Abuse
  • Addiction
  • Age-related Issues
  • Anxiety
  • Bereavement
  • Bullying
  • Cancer
  • Cultural Issues
  • Depression
  • Employment Difficulties
  • Gender
  • Identity Problems
  • Mental Health Issues
  • Obsessions
  • Phobias
  • Post-Traumatic Stress
  • Relationships
  • Sexuality
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Suicide
  • Supervision
  • Terminal Illness
  • Transgender
  • Trauma
  • Workplace Counselling

Types of sessions

  • Face to Face - Long Term
  • Face to Face - Short Term
  • Online Therapy

London Office

53 Davies Street
London W1K 5JH

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UKCP College

  • Constructivist and Existential College (CEC)
Elena Manafi

Elena Manafi

London W1K

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