Elena Antoniu

Elena Antoniu

Registered Member MBACP

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Therapist - Manchester

Manchester M2
Sessions from £45.00


  • Flexible hours available
  • Concessionary rates


I work Monday-Friday mornings, afternoons, and some evenings. I currently work online every day and face-to-face on Thursdays from my office in Chorlton, M21 9AF.

About me and my therapy practice

I'm a queer nonbinary counsellor and I bring this lived experience to my practice. Seeking support can be a big decision, and I want to make this process feel as safe for you as possible. My work is rooted in an anti-oppressive stance, and my practice is always consent-led and trauma-informed. I have worked with a diverse range of clients and issues, and have specialist experience with the LGBTQ+ and neurodivergent communities.

I am an integrative counsellor and build upon a person-centred foundation. This means I believe in your potential, and I tailor my approach to your needs. This will be a space just for you, where I’ll always be interested in what you bring. I’ll offer you both non-judgmental support and challenge, and work with you to guide you towards where you want to be.

People come to therapy for all sorts of reasons, from simply looking to make more sense of things to wanting to resolve deep-rooted issues. It can be nerve-wracking, but also empowering. Whatever the reason, if you're ready to take that first step, I'm here for you.

Practice description

I offer both long-term open-ended and short-term counselling - we can agree ahead of time on a number of sessions, or we can start working together and see how it feels.

Sessions are usually on a weekly or biweekly basis at the same allotted time, but there can be flexibility with this depending on your needs. Face-to-face sessions take place in my office in Chorlton, M21 9AF (4 min walk from tram stop).

I offer a limited number of concession slots (£35) for trainee therapists and people on a lower income/benefits. Let me know in your initial email if you would like to access this option - I will never ask for proof.

My first session

I offer a free 20 minute taster session for you to talk about what you're looking for, ask any questions you may have, and for me to explain more about the way I work. It's an opportunity for us to see if we are the right fit for each other. If it feels like a good fit, we can then arrange further sessions.

What I can help with

Abuse, ADD / ADHD, Anxiety, Autism spectrum, Bereavement, Child related issues, Depression, Disability, Identity issues, LGBTQ+ counselling, Loss, Neurodiversity, Personal development, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Sex-related issues, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Stress, Trauma, Women's issues, Work related issues

Types of therapy

Integrative, Person centred

Clients I work with

Adults, EAP, Older adults, Organisations, Trainees

How I deliver therapy

Long term sessions, Long-term face-to-face work, Online therapy, Short term sessions, Short-term face-to-face work, Telephone therapy, Time-limited

Languages spoken

English, Romanian