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How do you create an environment that makes people feel at ease?

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Elena Touroni, a private psychologist based in London, describes how the Chelsea Psychology Clinic creates a very compassionate and environment to put clients at ease when discussing their problems. https://www.thechelseapsychologyclinic.com Chelsea Psychology Clinic are a group of London psychologists and psychiatrists offering private psychological therapy and psychiatry treatment from their premises across central London and Chelsea. The private therapy sessions cover the following areas: – Acceptance & Commitment Therapy – Cognitive Analytic Therapy – Cognitive-behavioural Therapy – Couples Therapy – Dialectical-behaviour Therapy – Mentalisation Based Treatment – Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy – Schema Therapy

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We try to foster a very compassionate environment, a very calm environment. The rooms in the clinic are full of soft furnishings and very, kind of, dimly lit, so the people feel quite comfortable and at ease. But most importantly, the environment that we try to foster is the internal environment, so an environment in which people are not criticising themselves for they understand themselves and their difficulties in a very compassionate way, that they are able to find an explanation even for things that perhaps to other people might seem really strange that they do, or other people might have lots of different kind of judgments for their behaviours. We always find a way to understand how this difficulty is developed, how they might often be coping strategies for other very tough experiences they’ve had in their life so that they are empowered to find new adaptive ways of managing themselves.

Dr Elena Touroni

Dr Elena Touroni

19 June 2022

"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."

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Athena Lazaridou

Athena is a Pilates instructor with 8 years’ experience in the field. After completing a Power Pilates Mat Certification in Athens, she went on to complete the Full Comprehensive Classical Pilates Certification with Equinox in Kensington.  She has been teaching Pilates at Equinox for the past 6 years in addition to her own private clients who she trains both face to face and virtually.

Athena has a passion for helping people get stronger and fitter as well as helping those recovering from injury regain their strength and mobility.  Over the years, she has worked with athletes to incorporate Pilates into their training and improve performance. Athena has also worked with prenatal and postnatal women who may be experiencing depression or other mental health difficulties and used Pilates to facilitate a positive impact on their mental health.

Athena is very passionate about improving physical and mental well-being and has recently incorporated Sound Healing into her work, as she believes it to be one of the best ways of ‘letting go’ and releasing stale energy whilst increasing greater self-awareness.