Elena Dunn

Elena Dunn

Registered Member MBACP (Accredited)

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Therapist - Dursley

Dursley GL11
Sessions from £40.00


  • Flexible hours available
  • Wheelchair accessible office
  • Available for home visits
  • Concessionary rates

About me and my therapy practice

I am a psychodynamic counsellor working with adults and families in the Cotswolds town of Dursley. I offer a safe, confidential and non-judgemental space in which we can work together to think about the issues that you are troubling you. I look forward to welcoming your concerns and understanding of the problem; concentrate our immediate attention on what is most urgent for you and look into potentially broadening the exploration towards the roots of it all and the possible way forward.

I offer regular weekly sessions on an open-ended or time-limited basis. We will work at your pace and we can regularly review your progress and your thoughts and feelings about the work we do together. If you would like more information about my practice and what I can offer please see my website.

If you would like to get in touch to talk about how I can help you, please call or email me. After an initial free conversation over the phone we can arrange your first initial consultation. This session is an opportunity for you to see if we would be able to work together and for you to ask me any questions you may have about counselling.

Some of the areas, which we would aim to cover during your First Session would be:

1. Your concerns in more details

2. Enquiries about your historic and present circumstances

3. Information about how I work

Practice description

I am an accredited member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP). This means that my practice has met BACP higher standard as a competent, ethical and independent practitioner.  The practice is as well currently on the NHS Let's Talk recommenced private practitioners list for domestic abuse counselling.

I have been working for GCS (Gloucestershire Counselling Service) for several years  (a service accredited by the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists) providing both open-ended, time-limited counselling and Employ Wellbeing Service for men and women, gaining extensive experience in working with trauma and brief focused counselling in service of GCS external NHS contract for victims of sexual violence. I am experienced in working with PTSD, panic attacks, flashbacks and dissociative disorders. When working with survivors of sexual abuse I use a combination of person-centred and psychodynamic approaches.

I am experienced in helping clients with a variety of issues including stress, depression, anxiety, work or relationship-related problems and trauma.  I also currently work for Home-Start Stroud and Gloucester and have trained in Early Years Relationships and Family support (accredited training with CERTA). I am a qualified coordinator and family mentor, supervising and advising families both in individual and group settings, and work with individuals and families who have experienced coercive control, domestic abuse, both recent and historic, including childhood abuse and challenges in raising children with special physical and emotional needs,  I have undergone extensive Domestic abuse awareness training and am Level 1 and Level 2 qualified, with yearly refreshes extensive safeguarding training, enhanced DBS checked.

The practice adheres to the BACP Ethical Framework for the Counselling Professions.

My first session

Some of the areas, which we would aim to cover during your first session would be: 

1. Your concerns in more details

2. Enquiries about your historic and present circumstances

3. Information about how I work

What I can help with

Abuse, Anxiety, Depression, Post-traumatic stress, Relationships, Stress, Trauma

Types of therapy

Brief therapy, Family therapy, Psychodynamic

Clients I work with

Adults, Children, Families, Young people

How I deliver therapy

Home visits, Long-term face-to-face work, Online counselling, Short-term face-to-face work, Telephone counselling, Time-limited

Languages spoken

English, Bulgarian, Italian