Depression

1 min

Dr Elena Touroni Introduction

1 min

What’s the difference between ACT and CBT?

1 min

What is MBCT?

2 mins

How do I choose a therapist?

2 mins

I’m feeling very distressed – what can I do?

2 mins

What strategies can I use to deal with difficult emotions?

2 mins

I avoid difficult people and situations, how can therapy help?

1 min

What antidepressants are required?

1 min

When is psychiatric treatment most effective?

1 min

What are the different types of antidepressants?

1 min

What is CBT?

1 min

How will I know if CBT has been successful?

1 min

Dr Catherine Atnas Introduction

1 min

What is depression?

2 mins

What is depression?

1 min

What are the common causes of addiction?

1 min

What is substance misuse?

1 min

Why do people need antidepressants?

2 mins

How can CBT help me if I am depressed?

1 min

How safe are antidepressants?

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Today

Dr Elena Touroni

Dr. Elena Touroni is a skilled and experienced Consultant Psychologist with a track record of delivering high-quality services for individuals with all common emotional difficulties and those with a diagnosis of personality disorder. She is experienced in service design and delivery, the management of multi-disciplinary teams, organisational consultancy, and development and delivery of both national and bespoke training to providers in the statutory and non-statutory sector.


Having obtained a first degree in Psychology (BSc) at the American College of Greece, she completed her doctoral training at the University of Surrey. Dr. Touroni is highly experienced in the assessment and treatment of depression, anxiety, substance misuse, personality disorder, eating disorders, obsessive compulsive disorder, adjustment disorder and relationship difficulties. She works with both individuals and couples and can offer therapy in English and Greek.


Dr. Touroni has held a variety of clinical and managerial positions including as Head of Service in the NHS. Further she has held academic positions for the University of Surrey and the Institute of Mental Health lecturing on specialist postgraduate Masters and Doctorate programmes.


She is trained in several specialist therapeutic approaches such as schema therapy, dialectical behaviour therapy (DBT), cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), mindfulness-based approaches and Cognitive Analytic Therapy (CAT). As well as holding a variety of NHS positions, Dr. Touroni is the co-founder of a private practice in Central London that has been a provider of psychological therapy for all common emotional difficulties including personality disorder since 2002. She is the founder and one of two directors of The Chelsea Psychology Clinic.