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:
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
Vicki is a qualified integrative counsellor with experience of handling many mental health issues. Her experience comes from working in both the charitable and private sector, offering affordable counselling for clients from a diverse range of social, cultural and ethnic communities. She works from a client centred approach and will draw upon different therapies (cognitive behavioural therapy, psychodynamic, humanistic and gestalt) depending on the needs of the client.
Vicki believes in working together to understand what is going on for the client, to come to terms with painful experiences and to find ways to change the patterns of behaviour and develop an understanding and self-awareness to move forward with confidence. As your therapist, she will be part of the process to guide, support and ensure that you are able to find the answers you are looking for.
Vicki is a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and working in accordance with their ethical framework. Like all registered therapists she is in regular professional supervision with an experienced qualified supervisor.
Face to face counselling sessions with clients over the age of 18 at ETNA Centre, or via telephone/digital platforms.
You have taken the first step, now feel free to give Vicki a call to discuss how she might help you to work through the difficulties you are experiencing.
People seek out a therapist for different reasons. When we meet, we will think together about your reasons. You might be suffering from anxiety or depression. You may have experienced a loss or trauma. You may feel your life has lost direction or meaning. Whatever has led to you to this point is welcome.
Psychotherapy is a confidential and non-judgmental space to talk about your thoughts and feelings, your difficulties and what matters to you most. It is an opportunity to understand yourself and develop new perspectives, to explore, experiment, be creative and ask yourself the important questions in life – with my support.
A bit more about me: I qualified as a Psychotherapist in 2003; before my therapy training, I was a Buddhist monk for 6 years; as well as practicing as a psychotherapist, I’ve worked in various charities for 25 years (including locally), and I have also been involved in school governance locally for a decade.
Email, text or call me for an exploratory phone call. We can also meet for an online assessment session (at no cost if you decide not to proceed with the therapy (otherwise the fee will the same as for subsequent session)).
Our psychotherapy sessions will take place in-person at ETNA Community Centre, (although I also work online, and at some other local consulting rooms).
I am accredited with the United Kingdom Council of Psychotherapists (UKCP), and I am also a Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP). You can read more about me on these directories, or on my website:
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.
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.
Lorraine is a qualified counsellor who is a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP). Lorraine has a particular interest in working with Loss and Bereavement as well as other issues. She is passionate about helping people identify and achieve their personal goals by coping with the issues that are causing them distress and anxiety.
One of Lorraine’s clients writes: ‘Lorraine has been my counsellor for 3 years. She is extremely professional, empathic and a great listener. My sessions with Lorraine have bought about great change in my life and I can’t thank her enough!’
She takes great pride in the progress and success of her clients and looks forward to working with you. Call Lorraine for an initial 15 – 30-minute free call.
Lorraine works evenings as well as day time so book a session before she gets too booked up! Please see her website for more detailed information. She offers Face to Face via Zoom and telephone.
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