Elena Blackwood Alonso
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Introduction

My name is Elena, welcome to my profile! I believe that the most important relationship we need to build on is the one we have with ourselves, without that, it is difficult to get through life and relate to others. For me, therapy is reconciling with oneself, understanding our past so that we can handle what life throws at us in the present and future. My own experience as an expat, moving and living in different countries has helped me to understand the processes that one goes through when you leave your home country. How hard it is to miss the family and friends, as well as all the cultural difficulties that arise from culture shock. If we add to that, some unresolved issues from the past then it will all feel really uphill sometimes, that’s probably your best moment to seek help and lighten that load you’ve been traveling with. I studied psychology at Exeter University (UK), then I moved to Madrid, Spain, to specialise in the following areas: couples and family therapy and child and adolescente psychology, both based on family systems theory approach. I have also specialised in psychodrama, which is such a good tool to help the expression of the body when words just can’t explain. I believe that what happened in our childhood as well as family dynamics have a lot to do in shaping who we are as adults, so I find that’s something interesting to take a look at in therapy as a way of being able to move forward. I have ample experience working in social services in Spain: foster care, child protection services and couples who are going through conflictive divorces/ separations. All focused on helping families improve their relationships and minimising the negative impact of family dynamics on children. I currently work in my private practice with individual, couples and family therapy, with teenagers, young people and adults. I am bilingual in both Spanish

Therapy details and pricing

First session
0 EUR/30 minutes
Base price
60 EUR/55 minutes

Additional details

Accredited by COP (Colegio Oficial de Psicología)

Associations

Specialisations

AnxietyDepressionStressCOVID-19 related changesRelationship

Reviews

Anonymous

As Elena's regular patient, I recommend her 100%. Her professionalism and empathy have helped me to improve my life quality in a meaningful and positive way. Her therapy focus relating the past and the present continues to provide me fundamental tools that help me face problems in a more conscious and responsible way.

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