Dr Elena Manafi, CPsychol, AFBPsS, UKCP, HCPC

Belsize Park NW3

Treatments available
  • Counselling / Psychotherapy
  • Life Coaching
  • Stress Management

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/ humanistic, psychodynamic and cognitive behavioural approaches 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.

FEES and Cancellation Policy
Initial Assessment - 1 Hour: Free of Charge

Individual Psychotherapy Session - 1 Hour: £80

Couple Therapy Session - 1 Hour: £120

Concessions available for day and early evening appointments: £70

1 Week Cancellation Policy

Therapy also Available in Greek


Psychotherapeutic Training:

MSc In Psychoanalytic Studies, UCL, London

Doctorate in Psychotherapeutic Counselling Psychology, University of Surrey
Group work and Supervision from an Existential Perspective, NSPC

Professional Qualifications:

Counselling Psychologist, Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society (BPS)
Practitioner Psychologist registered with Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC)
Existential Psychotherapist registered with the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP)