The Therapist…

Hello! My name is Elen and I have been providing counselling, coaching and therapy now for 17yrs. As a fellow human being, I understand the challenges that life can bring and that sometimes we need a little professional help to sort through those challenges, and acquire some strategies to begin the journey towards real and lasting change. Seeking help is not a weakness but rather a strength to want better than what is, to improve your circumstances, and to get on with life psychologically and emotionally healthy.

Counselling, Coaching, and Therapy is a very personal experience so therefore the therapist/client relationship is key. it is important that you feel comfortable and safe with your therapist/coach throughout the process. I consider it an absolute privilege to walk this journey with you and will always endeavour to make this experience one of the most valuable things you choose to do.

Some background info…

With a background in business administration, and the fitness industry, as personal trainer and strength coach, it was a natural progression to move into work as a psychological counsellor Coach and Therapist.

Elen has worked as a counsellor and relationship therapist for three different non-government organisations (NGO’s) on the Central Coast, Sydney and Newcastle areas working with a broad range of mental health issues, relationships and work/life issues. This has included providing counselling and therapy in a specialised service for victims of domestic/family violence, and also co-facilitating groups for women and for children who had experienced/or were living with abuse.

Elen has had the opportunity to also work with refugees in a humanitarian counselling program in western Sydney, whilst also working in mainstream counselling services. In that time she gained a great deal of experience working with individuals from diverse cultures and backgrounds in the Sydney inner west region and western Sydney.

Elen has also worked with Beyond Blue, NSW Health, working in Critical Care, Womens Health, Mental Health as well as continuing her therapy practice offering focused psychological strategies, coaching and psychotherapy.

Currently Elen has been working extensively contracting to corporate psychology service providers, providing EAP coaching and psychological counselling support to the public and private sectors. This includes some onsite critical incident and trauma work, group work education, supervision/coaching services as well as psychological counselling and therapy services from her private practice at various locations.

On a personal level, Elen has been married for over 30yrs and has two adult sons, a dog, several cows, and some wild kangaroos who visit regularly! She enjoys art and painting, keeping fit and healthy, the ocean, and good coffee is a must!

 
Elen gerakios CLINICAL Couple family therapist

Elen gerakios CLINICAL Couple family therapist

 

Master Social Work Bachelor Counselling Diploma Family Therapy Dip Business Mgt CertCouple Therapy EFT

Accredited Mental Health Social Worker AASW

PACFA Reg Clinical

Medicare Reg Provider

Blue Knot Foundation Listed Health Professional

Australian AssocIATION of Social WORKERS

Australian AssocIATION of Social WORKERS

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