My name is Elena, I am a bilingual (English-Spanish) psychologist-psychotherapist. I have been working for many years now with expats as well as Spaniards, carrying out individual, couples and family therapy, both in person as well as online globally. I work with teenagers and adults. From my own experience as an expat I understand the difficulties that can arise from being in a foreign country and culture and how it can test our limits. I studied my psychology degree in the UK and then have carried on my education here in Madrid and have 2 masters (Family Systems theory approach).
I truly believe in peoples ability to change, whether it is feeling motivated to improve certain aspects of our attitude and character, or to be able to understand our past differently and have healthier relationships with ourselves and others. I work through all types of issues and difficulties: anxiety, depression, eating disorders, divorce, conflict resolution in couples, self esteem, family dynamics, grief, culture shock etc. My main tool is the therapist-client relationship as a way of producing change and seeing new ways to deal with all the difficulties that life throws at us, helping to learn new ways to relate and create new coping mechanisms that will set you up for a new path in life.
Note: I am a licensed health psychologist here in Spain, having convalidated my UK psychology degree by the Spanish Ministry of Education.