Elina Economidou


Elina Economidou PhotoSpeaks:
  • Greek

Bio

Elina Economidou is a Clinical Psychologist and an accredited Cognitive Behavioural Therapist with additional training in counselling and psychotherapy. 

She obtained her Postgraduate Diploma in Cognitive Behaviour Psychotherapy at Canterbury Christ Church University in Kent (Salomons) after completing her Postgraduate training in the theory and practice of Psychodynamic Counselling & Psychotherapy in Highgate Counselling Centre, London. She is also trained in Humanistic, Schema Focused and Compassion Based Treatments and holds a Masters Degree in Child & Adolescent Mental Health awarded by the Institute of Psychiatry, King's College London University. 

Elina practices fluently in both English and Greek, and she is an accredited member of the British Association of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapists (BABCP) and a member of the British Psychological Society (BPS).

She developed her working experience and clinical skills in variety of settings, including the Central and North West NHS Foundation Trust London, providing therapy services to patients with mild to severe psychological difficulties, referred to their National Improving Access to Psychological Therapies Team (IAPT service), the Institute of Psychiatry (King’s College London), the Michael Rutter Centre of Maudsley Hospital (London), the Eginition Hospital in Psychotherapy, Research and Education Units (Athens, Greece) and the Youth and Lifelong Learning Foundation – Second Chance School of Athens (INEDIVIM) providing psychological support and counselling to school education staff, adult students and parents of children with adjustment difficulties. 

 

Elina has extensive experience in a range of mental health problems, including: 

  • Low mood, Depression & Bipolar affective disorder (BPAD)
  • Anxiety, Panic, Panic Disorder & Agoraphobia, Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD), Obsessions & Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD), Social Anxiety, Specific Phobias (e.g. blood, needles, dentists, flights, vomiting, spiders, claustrophobia), Health Anxiety (also known as Hypochondriasis), Stress (work and life related).
  • Clinical perfectionism
  • Psychosomatic symptoms
  • Disordered eating 
  • Addictions, pathological gambling 
  • Low self-esteem and self-confidence
  • Shame and self-criticism
  • Relationship problems
  • Personal development issues
  • Anger management, Bullying 
  • Loss and Bereavement
  • Sleep problems
  • Sexual difficulties and sexual orientation problems
  • Puberty issues, emotional and behavioural difficulties in children & adolescents

 

Elina has specialist interests in work stress, shame and self-criticism, as well as emotional resilience to depression and bipolar affective disorder (BPAD).

 

I am committed to be attuned to your needs, offering a safe, warm and private environment where a meaningful and effective therapeutic alliance can develop. I provide help in the form of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), a widely used and evidence-based method of treating mental health problems, aimed at helping you relieve your symptoms, overcome your difficulties, regain trust, confidence and achieve your desired goals. As a therapist, my mission is to help you bring greater satisfaction and fulfillment to your lives but also to instill hope helping you define and redefine your purposes in life so that you fully engage with it in a present, meaningful, and embodied way. It is also my aim to offer you a high level of therapeutic care helping you to emerge from our therapy sessions - feeling stronger, empowered and self-aware. 

 

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