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Dr. Elena Liaou

Clinical Psychologist

DClinPsy

WELCOME

Welcome to my website. I am an experienced Clinical Psychologist registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and the British Psychological Society (BPS). I am bound by the codes of ethics and practice of these professional bodies and I am involved in an ongoing programme of continuing professional development. I am also in regular supervision for all of my clinical work. I offer a safe and confidential space to discuss your difficulties.

WHY SEEK SUPPORT?

​Sometimes psychological difficulties are being experienced for a number of years, other times they are triggered by more recent events. Deciding to see a psychologist can feel daunting at the beginning but it probably means that you are at a stage where you are ready to attempt to make changes. You might feel anxious or even ashamed to discuss personal issues. You might feel scared that you will not be able to change anything or feel better. These are understandable fears and concerns. However, if you are willing to give it a go, therapy can be an empowering process where you gain new insights, and different ways of managing problems; these changes can improve your wellbeing, your relationships and your quality of life. Therapy can be challenging at times but is also empowering. I can assist you in this process of making changes and help you become your own therapist.

EXPERIENCE

I have worked in the NHS for a total of 20 years, specialising in the field of Adult Mental Health, for adults with severe and longstanding mental health problems. I have offered psychological therapy for a wide range of mental health problems with a high degree of complexity. I worked with individuals from a wide range of ethnic, cultural, religious, educational and socioeconomic backgrounds. Apart from direct client contact, I worked closely with multidisciplinary teams of psychiatrists, community psychiatric nurses and social workers.

EDUCATION
SPECIALTIES
  • Adults Individual therapy (short and long term)

  • Depression

  • Anxiety Disorders

  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

  • Trauma and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

  • Interpersonal Problems – Relationship Difficulties

  • Life Transitions and Adjustment Issues

  • Low Self -Esteem – Low Self-Confidence – Body Image problems

  • Stress Management and Sleep Problems

  • Doctorate in clinical psychology (D Clin Psy) University of East Anglia

  • Advanced Diploma in Psychology  

       Oxford Brookes University

  • MA in Counselling Studies

        Keele University

  • BA in Psychology, Philosophy and Education · Aristotle University of Thessaloniki

Get in touch

Feel free to get in touch if you have any questions relating to your condition or my clinical practice.

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