Elena Gava


Hi, I am Elena, a fully qualified counsellor in Integrative Humanistic Therapy, using different Person Centred approaches, TA and Gestalt, to suit your individual needs.
I have always been passionate about people, and I believe that every person is beautifully unique, and special, and has inner, higher potential to reach their goals, and be whatever they feel is right for them, at their own pace.

As a counsellor, my goal is to ensure that I provide a confidential, safe space, where you can feel heard and understood by me, in a non-judgemental and respectful way.

I want you to feel comfortable to express yourself and explore the thoughts and feelings that are impacting your life.

My previous professional journey, and life experiences, have focussed on support of the person, and their well-being. I have years of experience in complex care, which has required a special approach and understanding of mental health. I understand the impact of a life limiting or a life changing diagnosis, and the sense of loss and anxiety of facing unexpected health challenges.

Perhaps you are a care giver, where you are caring for a loved one, and must stay strong, but suppressing your own feelings.

And I do believe:  “There is hope, even when your brain tells you there isn’t.” ― John Green

Counselling offers you an opportunity to talk about the things at concern you, in a confidential space, without judgement, or burdening the other person.

Integrative counselling aims to promote healing and facilitate wholeness - ensuring that all levels of a person's being and functioning (mental, physical and emotional health) are maximised to their full potential.

Areas of counselling I deal with

  • Anxiety or stress

  • Depression, feeling sad

  • Grief, Bereavement and loss

  • Abuse/Trauma

  • Low self-esteem and self worth

  • Communication

  • Repeating Patterns

  • Conflict Resolution

  • Separation

  • Family dynamics

  • Sexuality

  • Exam pressures

  • Work related stress or change

  • Divorce

  • Cancer with life limiting diagnosis

  • Pregnancy loss and crisis

  • Affairs

  • Trust

  • Whatever you are dealing with I am here to support you