Elsa Athanasia is a fully accredited Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist with the British Association of Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapy (BABCP), the regulatory body for CBT in the United Kingdom. She has over fourteen years of clinical experience in a variety of settings within the NHS, private, and voluntary sectors, and has been practicing as a qualified CBT Therapist since 2015. In her current NHS role, she also delivers specialist CBT supervision.
Elsa works in a non-judgemental, transparent, and compassionate way to provide CBT assessments and evidence-based treatment for clients (18+) across a range of problems and severities. The difficulties she has helped people manage and overcome include stress, anxiety, depression, self-esteem issues, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), health anxiety, phobias, generalized anxiety/ worry, panic, social anxiety, and eating disorders. This has involved both individual help and running group programmes. Elsa has developed a special interest in helping people recover from traumatic events, including clients who have been diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
Elsa believes in using a positive therapeutic approach to understand your strengths, build self-compassion, and support you to move forward as quickly as possible. CBT will be tailored to your needs and, if appropriate, it may be complemented with elements of Mindfulness. Elsa is also a fully trained EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing) therapist, a member of EMDR UK and Ireland Association and she is currently working towards her EMDR practitioner accreditation. She holds professional insurance and a current DBS as required. Elsa also receives regular clinical supervision for both her CBT and EMDR practice.
Madeleine Tatham, Elsa Athanasia, Julie Dodd & Glenn Waller(2016) The effect of pre-treatment psychoeducation on eating disorder pathology among patients with anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa,Advances in Eating Disorders,4:2,167-175.
Availability for appointments
Elsa offers regular weekly sessions on Wednesday and Thursday evenings from 6.00pm. Due to COVID-19 restrictions appointments are currently offered remotely via video or telephone.
- Standard therapy appointment, in person – £70 (60 minutes)
- Standard therapy appointment, on-line – £60 (60 minutes)
Direct email – e.athanasia@
Elsa’s full accreditation status can be confirmed by following this link: http://cbtregisteruk.com