Elaine Scola

Elaine Scola


Registered Member MBACP

Languages spoken: Portuguese

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Therapist - BLACKHEATH

BLACKHEATH SE3
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Features

  • Flexible hours available

About me and my therapy practice

I believe therapy can offer a safe space for self-discovery that provides you with an opportunity to creatively discover how you want to live. I am particularly inclined to listen to how an individual describes their world, as I believe each person experiences life in a unique way that can rarely be communicated to someone else. I have also worked extensively with individuals facing challenges such as severe mental health illnesses, sometimes intertwined with drug and alcohol addiction.

As a psychotherapist, I have worked in settings with clients from the most varied backgrounds, who came to therapy for many reasons, including the breakdown of a relationship, grieving, anxiety about their relationships and careers. As much as family and friends may want to help their loved ones in such a situation, it can be challenging as it can put undue stress on their relationship.

For couples:

My experience working with couples has included the following: emotional and physical intimacy difficulties, separation/divorce - including couples with children, infidelity, grieving and excessive use of anger.

I can facilitate a dialogue when communication has broken down, with the aim of re-establishing a common ground to resolve the issue. I appreciate how difficult it may be to open up to a third person, and I will endeavour to make this process as comfortable as possible by checking in with both of you throughout our sessions. 

Feel free to contact me with any questions you may have about my work or to book an appointment.

What I can help with

Eating disorders, Obsessions, OCD, Phobias, Abuse, Anxiety, Bereavement, Depression, Loss, Post-traumatic stress, Trauma, Service veterans, Personal development, AIDS/HIV, Cancer, Disability, Health related issues, Cultural issues, Self esteem, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Spirituality, Adoption issues, Child related issues, Infertility, Pregnancy related issues, Relationships, Anger management, Redundancy, Stress, Work related issues

Types of therapy

Existential, Humanistic, Integrative, Person centred, Phenomenological

Clients I work with

Adults, Couples, EAP, Older adults, Young people

How I deliver therapy

Long-term face-to-face work, Online counselling, Telephone counselling