We now offer Couples/Family Therapy from our offices in Salisbury and Stockbridge.

Ania Foster Vander Elst

I am a Cognitive Behavioural Therapist, working with people experiencing a range of emotional difficulties related to depression, trauma, self-esteem, feelings of ‘being stuck’, panic, OCD, phobias and generalised health and social anxieties. Having worked in training, coaching and HR consulting in London for several years, I became passionate about helping people to develop a deeper understanding of their experiences and difficulties, and collaboratively forming a way forward. This interest led me on the psychology path. I hold an MSc in Psychology from the University of St Andrews, a Diploma in CBT from the University of Southampton, and developed my clinical skills seeing clients at the Salisbury Practice under the supervision of Dr Steve Holmes.

My approach is warm, compassionate, collaborative and relationship focused. I believe in a close, non-judgmental and authentic client-therapist relationship that allows people to become more present with their emotions, thoughts and values. I believe in empowering clients to develop new strategies to change, accept or manage their difficult feelings, thoughts or behaviour patterns. My goal is that by attending therapy, people can become their own therapists so that they can live fulfilled lives in line with their values.

My main modality is Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, however I often drawn upon Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and Schema-Focused Therapy in my work with clients.

I am happy to offer face to face or online sessions via a secure platform.

I hold Chartered Membership of the British Psychology Society. I am registered with the British Association of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapists (currently applying for its accreditation). I receive supervision and attend clinical training on a regular basis to sharpen my therapeutic skills.

My fees are currently £100 per session.