Dr Elena Makovac
I am an HCPC registered Clinical Psychologist and a Chartered member of the British Psychological Society. In my therapeutic sessions, I adopt a mindfulness based cognitive-behavioural approach, with specific focus of Acceptance and Commitment techniques (ACT). ACT therapy has received great evidence-based support in recent years in alleviating different types of psychological distress (stress, anxiety, depression etc.) but also for alleviating suffering in chronic pain patients. During ACT, we will work together in finding a way to decrease the impact that your negative thoughts and feelings have on your life. Our main goal is for you to enjoy a meaningful life, based on your values. You will learn a new way of relating to your painful thoughts and feelings, so that you will no longer find them overwhelming.
I have spent the last 15 years investigating human behaviour and psychological distress, both as a scientist and as a clinical psychologist. I am particularly interested in the effect of psychological distress on physical well-being and I adopt a mind-body approach in my sessions. It is of outmost importance to me to deliver evidence-based interventions, which have been extensively researched and whose effectiveness has been scientifically proven.
Besides being a clinical psychologist, I am also a cognitive neuroscientist, and I investigate the interaction between physical and emotional well-being. I can deliver therapy in English and Italian.
At the British CBT & Counselling Service, we are Doctors of Clinical Psychology, Counselling Psychologists & CBT Therapists specialising in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) for adults and children.
We can help anyone experiencing all types of mental health problems including addiction, anxiety, bereavement, depression, eating disorders, PTSD, relationship problems, stress and other distressing emotional problems.
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Mental Health Blog
If December is the ‘season to be jolly’, January is the season to be depressed. Hot on the heels of the ‘most wonderful time of the year’ is the most emotionally and psychologically challenging. At The British CBT & Counselling Service requests for therapy triple in January with people feeling more depressed and anxious than at any other time. So why is this time of the year so difficult?