Elena Gava | Accredited Counsellor | Portsmouth | NCPS

Elena Gava

Member Status: Accredited

Member No: NCS23-02099

Location: Portsmouth

Are you experiencing stress, anxiety, depression, loss, low self –esteem and confidence relationships ?

Hi and thank you for looking at my profile, I am Elena, working as Integrative Humanistic Counsellor, using different approaches, Person-Centred, TA and Gestalt to suit your individual need I have always been passionate about people. I believe that every person is beautifully unique, special and has inner potential to reach high goal and be whatever they feel right, at their own pace.

As your counsellor, my goal is to ensure and provide a confidential safe space that you feel heard and understood. I am non-judgemental and respectful, taking great care by creating a space that you feel comfortable to express yourself, explore your thoughts and feelings of what is impacting your life – to see issues through your eyes.

It takes a lot of courage to contact a therapist and take that first step. It might be one of many reasons why you are looking for counselling therapy due to feeling stuck or just about managing to float with life situation. Experiencing stress, depression, loss, low self –esteem and confidence relationships or any other types of problems that can affect our lives on a daily basis.

Working together, we will explore your challenges and discover new ways of moving forward with self-compassion and acceptance.

"You don't have to be able to see the whole staircase, just take the first step" - Martin Luther King Jr.
Training, qualifications & experience

My previous professional journey and life experiences always focused on support and well-being. I have many years’ experiences in complex care which required specialist approach and understanding of mental health.

I understand the impact of life limiting or life changing diagnosis and the loss and anxiety of facing unexpected health challenges.

Maybe you are caregiver where you have to look after love ones and always be feel the need to be ‘strong’, suppressing own feelings.

I have an ethical responsibility to have regular supervision with a qualified supervisor. I continually work on my professional and personal development. I have professional indemnity insurance and cover for counselling and supervision. I have a current enhanced DBS.

  • What I can help with
    • Abortion
    • Abuse – Emotional, Physical, Sexual
    • Addiction (e.g. Alcohol, Computer games, Drugs, Food, Gambling, Sex, Smoking)
    • Adolescence
    • Adoption
    • Ageing and related issues
    • Anger Management
    • Anxiety
    • Assertiveness / Self-confidence / Self-esteem
    • Bereavement / Loss
    • Bullying
    • Cancer
    • Carers
    • Childbirth: fertility
    • Childbirth: labour
    • Childbirth: pregnancy
    • Chronic fatigue syndrome / M.E.
    • Cultural issues
    • Depression
    • Disability
    • Divorce & Separation
    • Driving tests
    • Eating disorders
    • Emotional issues
    • Exams
    • Family
    • Financial difficulties
    • Gender identity
    • Generally unhappy with your life
    • Illness and dying
    • Immune system support
    • Job interviews
    • Mindfulness
    • Neurodiversity
    • Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
    • Panic attacks
    • Parenting skills
    • Phobias
    • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder / PTSD
    • Pregnancy related issues
    • Public speaking: stage fright
    • Relationships
    • Relaxation
    • Self-defeating behaviours
    • Self-esteem
    • Sexuality Identity
    • Sleep
    • Spirituality
    • Sporting performance
    • Start exercising
    • Stress
    • Trauma
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