Dr Elena Arora

Dr Arora is a Chartered Counselling Consultant Psychologist with a professional background in primary and secondary mental health care settings. She is currently specialising in working with complex cases in an inpatient psychiatric facility and in an independent private practice. She is also experienced in assessing individuals and families and preparing medico-legal reports.

Dr Arora specialises in and has prepared reports for the following areas

• Assessment of attachment between parents and children and parental alienation
• Impact of domestic violence on adults and children
• Assessment of the impact of a parent’s psychological status on their children and their ability to provide care for them
• Issues relating to abuse and neglect
• Non-accident injury
• Cognitive Assessments
• Risk assessment of children with parents diagnosed with drug and alcohol abuse
• Assessment of parent’s ability to work with professionals
• Assessment of anxiety and depression
• Assessment of the cognitive and emotional functioning of a child and the impact of parenting and/or close relationships on this
• IQ assessment
• Assessment of violence including domestic and sexual violence
• Assessment of personality disorders in adults including psychopathy
• Capacity assessments
• Complex mental health assessments

Dr Arora trained in giving evidence in court in Private and Public Law Family Court as well as Criminal Court proceedings.

Courts or Tribunals: Clinical Negligence, Criminal and Offending, Family Court, Immigration and Asylum, Mental Health Tribunals, Personal Injury

Age groups: Adolescent, Adult, Child, Family

Psychological Specialisms: Adult Mental Health Problems, Behavioural Difficulties, Child Mental Health, Domestic Abuse, Forensic, Learning Difficulties, Mental Capacity, Parent-Child Attachment, Parenting Problems, Personality Disorder, Substance Misuse, Trauma and PTSD

Therapies offered: CBT, Dialectic Behaviour Therapy, EMDR, Mentalisation Based Therapy, Psychodynamic, Schema Therapy