At ETNA we are pleased to be able to offer small personal and comfortable rooms for therapy and counselling purposes either for one to one or group sessions. If you would like to enquire about booking a room then please click here.

Details for therapists that practice out of the Centre are listed below:

Elaine Pashouros

Are you struggling with life generally or experiencing relationship issues? Maybe something has happened that has unsettled you or perhaps you are feeling anxious or lonely. Counselling can help you to gain an understanding into what is beneath your distress or unhappiness and provide the opportunity to explore and reflect upon your feelings, thoughts and behaviours. In doing so, your self-awareness will grow meaning greater choice for you to move forward.

Elaine is a qualified integrative counsellor and draws upon a range of theoretical models to meet individual needs. Her focus is to create a warm, safe and confidential space where you can make sense of what is bringing you to counselling: a space where you feel heard, valued and able to share your concerns at your own pace. The mind and body are connected; therefore, she works holistically to integrate the whole self.

She offers a free 15-minute telephone call to gauge if how she works suits your needs and for you to gain a sense of whether she may be the right counsellor for you. If you decide to take the next step, she can arrange an initial session. This will be for 50 minutes, either in-person at ETNA Community Centre or online via Zoom. The sessional costs are £55, concessional rates are available, working on a short-term and open-ended basis, dependant on the needs.

Elaine is Registered Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). MBACP Registered Member 389027.

020 4541 6862

Mathew Gould BSc MBACP

Matthew is experienced working with evidence based psychological treatments for anxiety, depression, generalised anxiety, shyness, phobia, health anxiety, PTSD/trauma and OCD.

His style is warm and free of judgement and clients often benefit simply from having a confidential and understanding space to talk. If you would rather not revisit painful memories, and would like more practical advice and techniques, there is plenty of useful work that can be done.

Clients may have things to share that cannot be explained to a friend or family member and need a third perspective, or they may want to heal through understanding the origins of the problem.

Matthew is trained in CBT, ACT, DBT, Psychodynamic (Including DIT), and Psychoanalytic methods.

07791 976737

Dr Bhavna Jaiswal

Dr Bhavna Jaiswal is a Chartered Psychologist with more than 10 years of counselling experience. Throughout her career, she has provided guidance and care to children, couples, young and elderly people.

On account of her experience, she has an insight into a number of psychological issues and she is confident in her ability to call on her expertise to deal with an array of psychological problems.

Not limited to one-to-one therapy. Bhavna is recognised for her ability to offer motivational coaching and public speaking guidance and practised with an array of individuals from a number of cultural, religious and socio-economic backgrounds and this has greatly contributed to her holistic approach to patient care.

07481 809129

Jasveen Mhajan

Jasveen is a compassionate therapist who is committed to establishing a secure and non-judgmental space for clients. Through thoughtful questioning, she facilitates personal growth and healing in individuals. Whilst being multilingual in Hindi, Punjabi, and Kiswahili, therapy sessions are only in English.

She supports individuals grappling with grief, loss, relationship issues, childhood traumas, parenting challenges, loneliness, anxiety, panic, low self-esteem, job loss, redundancy, and various other life challenges. Jasveen does not offer couples therapy or counselling for children, as these areas require specialised qualifications.

Jasveen completed her training at Metanoia Institute as an Advanced Practitioner in Person-Centred Pluralistic Counselling and is registered with BACP UK, adhering to ethical guidelines. The therapeutic approach she applies offers flexibility allowing her to tailor therapy to meet the unique needs of each individual.

Two-chair therapy, creative, and expressive techniques are integrated into sessions based on client preferences.

07487 623225

Steve Reffould

Steve is an experienced psychotherapist who offers a warm, confidential and safe environment for you to explore what is troubling you. Although counselling is not about curing or fixing a person, it is a space that you can talk, be heard and equip yourself to move towards a more fulfilling life.

Counselling can offer help and support to people experiencing a variety of problems. You may feel helpless, lost, hopeless, alone and confused. Perhaps you have experienced the loss of a relationship or a loved one or a traumatic event(s). There are times we may feel unable to identify the reason we feel a certain way, some of these can be anxiety, stress or fluctuating mood or an inability to manage life when those around you appear to be coping.

He works within an integrative approach, which means that your work together will be a blend of varying theoretical thinking to meet your individual needs. As your therapist he will be a part of the process to guide, support and ensure that you are able to find the answers you are looking for.

Steve is a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and as such adhere to their ethical framework.

Face to face counselling sessions with clients over the age of 18 at ETNA Centre, or digital platforms.

07427 141084

Sonia Kalia – Light n Shade

Sonia is an experienced Family & Systemic Psychotherapist who is registered with UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) and accredited by the Association for Family Therapy and Systemic Practice (AFT). Sonia has experience of working across the life span, with individuals, couples and families experiencing a wide range of issues, including communication and relationship difficulties, trauma, abuse, stress and more. She strives to create a compassionate and safe therapeutic space for customers to confidently identify and build on their strengths.

Customer testimonials:

“I was impressed from the moment I first met Sonia, with her perceptive questions and how quickly she pinpointed the key themes for me to work through. She was able to help me reflect on a stressful issue in my life from the very first session, and really help me move forward. Highly recommended!”

“I’ve been looking back at my diary and it’s both obvious and remarkable how helpful working with you has been. We are a noticeably happier and more communicative family. Thank you.”

Sonia is available on Monday and Thursday evenings and Saturday daytime, she offers face to face and online sessions. For further details please contact Sonia to arrange a free 15-minute telephone consultation.

07779 236127

Anton Smith

Just because you’re not able, in the present, to deal with things that are bothering you, it doesn’t mean you’re any less of a person.

Crises Are Good For Us. They present opportunities to understand ourselves, raise our self-esteem, emotional stability and generally grow through overcoming difficulties.

Depression, anxiety, addiction and relationship problems and much more are nearly always connected to something we’re avoiding – either consciously or subconsciously.

I know, I’ve been through it all. It was painful dealing with my particular set of difficulties but so rewarding to come through it all and anyone can do the same if they have the willingness and courage to have a go. I work within a Person-Centered/Transpersonal framework but in addition my considerable life experience has proven extremely helpful to clients over the years – after all I’m simply another human being who’s had the beneficial experience of coming through my own struggles.

07984 550080

Counselling Initiatives

As a registered charity Counselling Initiatives offers unlimited term counselling for those on benefits or low income. There is little, if any, counselling support of a long-term nature offered to individuals who do not have the resources to access private and expensive counselling and therapy.

C.I. are funded by voluntary donations, sponsorship and private donations and have been providing excellent support for clients since 2001.

For further details please contact Anton Smith, Administrator, Counselling Coordinator:

You can see our full profile in the Counselling Directory: