About your Therapist Elsa
I have been working in the NHS for the last 15 years meeting with people who have had different struggles in their life. These may have started in childhood, or developed in adulthood. My role in the first instance has been to listen, empathise, and let someone know that I have heard their story. After that we make sense of these experiences, and find other more helpful ways to manage and move forward.
My work has taught me that anyone of us can experience mental distress at any point in our lives. There is real value in seeking help. It may seem difficult at first, but it can bring clarity and understanding to complex situations.
I have worked with people who have a range of difficulties including anxiety (like agoraphobia, social phobia, panic attacks, OCD), work-related stress, shame-based problems, depression, bereavement, adjustment and transition difficulties, bipolar affective disorder, and low self-esteem and PTSD.