Dr Helen Eracleous


Dr Helen Eracleous - Chartered Clinical Psychologist in London

Dr Helen Eracleous (D.Clin.Psy, MSc, BSc [Hons]) is a Chartered Clinical Psychologist with over 10 years post qualification experience and more than 18 years' experience of working within mental health.

Current NHS work

Helen currently works in a Family Safeguarding Service, working with parents who have Mental Health difficulties of varying severity including personality and relationship difficulties. Prior to this, she worked in a Community Mental Health Team (CMHT) where she carried out assessments and a variety of therapies with adults presenting with a diversity of complex difficulties and mental health diagnosis. Helen’s work involves consulting to other members of the multi-disciplinary and multi-agency teams, carrying out teaching and supervision.

In addition to NHS commitments, Helen provides expert witness services in the areas of family, criminal and civil law.

Areas of Expertise include:

  • Care proceedings
  • Psychological assessments of parents
  • Cognitive assessment of adults
  • Immigration and asylum
  • Pre-sentencing assessments
  • Assessment of adult mental health
  • Psychological therapy for adult mental health problems

What can I help with?

  • Anxiety difficulties such as obsessive compulsive symptoms, panic attacks, social anxiety and phobias
  • Depressed mood and/or difficulty sleeping
  • Post traumatic stress resulting from trauma(s), including abuse
  • Relationship difficulties
  • Eating disorders
  • Emotional regulation difficulties which may involve drug and/or alcohol abuse or self harm

How does Helen help?

Assessments are specialised and carried out to understand the person’s current situation, goals and hopes for therapy in the context of their history, relationships and broader social context.

Therapies undertaken include Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (including Mindfulness based approaches), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Cognitive Analytic Therapy with individuals. Schema Focused Therapy and Psychodynamic therapy is also used for longer term work.

Areas of study and work experience

Her Doctorate in Clinical Psychology was undertaken at the University of Hertfordshire and included a variety of clinical placements, one of which was a year-long tenure at the Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust where she worked with young people with a variety of mental health presentations including gender dysphoria. Helen’s Masters Degree in Mental Health Studies was awarded by Kings College London and her Bachelor of Psychology from City University.

Prior to her current post, Helen worked extensively in broad areas of mental health including children with learning disabilities and epilepsy, individuals with drug and alcohol dependence, a forensic service, older adults with dementia or cognitive decline, individuals with psychosis and research settings. She has also worked with children and their families, carrying out systemic family therapy.


Burns, T., Catty, J., Clement, S., Harvey, k., Holloway, F., White, S., Anderson, T., Cowan, N., Ellis, G., Eracleous, H., Geyer, C., Lissouba, P., Poole, Z. Experiences of Continuity of Care and Health and Social Outcomes: The ECHO Study. Psychological Medicine. Published online by Cambridge University Press 23 Jun 2008.

Dalton, R. and Eracleous, H. (2006). Threats against health care workers, Part I: a review; classification, prevalence and management. Part II; the characteristics of those who make threats, threats as predictors of violence and effects on the victims. The British Journal of Forensic Practice, 8, 2, 20-25.

Davidson, S. and Eracleous, H. (2009). The Gender Identity Development Service - examples of multi-agency working. Clinical Psychology Forum, 209

Eracleous, H. and Lawson, C. (2007) Ward round conduct: A survey of staff attitudes to a code of conduct and observations on current practice. PSIGE, Newsletter, 100, 35-40.


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Contact Details

For a confidential discussion or to make a referral for yourself, a family member or a client, please contact Helen on:

07852 228 994


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About Helen

Helen is bilingual, speaking Greek as well as English. She believes strongly in a culturally sensitive practice, is respectful of ethical diversity and difference and competently uses interpreters. She provides flexibility in terms of session times and her work is based on best practise, clinical acumen and client choice.