Helping young people overcome anxiety

Cpd accredited training | Counselling | Coaching for schools
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What people say

Participant supporting an anxious young person course

"Even though this was an online course, I really felt that she encouraged a sense of community amongst the participants and allowed us to share good practice. I think it has to be the most beneficial course that I have attended."

About us

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Shirish Kulkarni

Adult Mental Health First Aid Instructor 

I’ve worked in a range of mental health roles over the last 15 years - alongside my work as a journalist and trainer. I spent five years as a Childline Volunteer, before going on to do a Certificate in Counselling and train as a Mental Health First Aid Instructor. 


In my work in TV news, I’ve  produced a number of investigations focussing on mental health issues - including work on the over-prescription of anti-depressants and ADHD medication to young people.


I work with Elemental Health delivering Adult MHFA courses, training in schools and specialist mental health consultancy for newsrooms.

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Lottie Story

Body positivity and self-esteem trainer

I am a trainee psychotherapeutic counsellor and also work as a freelance writer, specialising in mental health and wellbeing, psychology and body image.


I co-host a podcast on body image called Body Cons and am particularly interested in embodiment.


As a recent convert to cold water swimming I can often be found in a freezing lake with a smile on my face.





Angela McMillan

Director, accredited counsellor, trainer, course writer

​I set up Elemental Health after working as a counselling services manager, psychotherapist and trainer in educational establishments. I recognised that students and staff often feel concerned about how to talk about feelings and work with mental health issues and I began to deliver training that gave people the confidence to use these skills to support themselves and others.


I have a successful private therapy practice and have worked with diverse client groups at large charities including The Terrence Higgins Trust, Mind and the YMCA. 

I specialise in anxiety disorders and stress reduction.

I believe with the right support we can all reach our full potential.

Gemma David

PSHE consultant lecturer, & mental health trainer

I have 15 years experience working in large corporations both as a Business Manager and Human Resources Manager. 

I am a qualified Business Coach, and Psychometric Assessor.


I have received certification from The British Mindfulness Association to teach Mindfulness in Primary and Secondary Schools.  I have also completed an 8 week Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction course.


I run a private acupuncture practice in Bristol and am passionate about living with the natural rhythm of nature. I create and deliver wellbeing workshops which provide spaces for meditation, advice on nutrition and gentle movement, and are delivered with an overall emphasis on seasonal living. 

Erin Hyland

Social Media Manager 

I'm a social media manager and consultant, and the founder of social_self_ which helps businesses to boost their online presence through social media strategies and content.

I joined the team in 2018 and have loved developing Elemental Health's socials and online content.

As a young person and student myself, I’m excited to be part of the team. The mental wellbeing of young people is very important to me and I have seen first hand how the correct support and awareness can really help.

Esther Durrant

Suicide first aid trainer and  mental health trainer

Having studied Psychology and social History I have always a held a keen interest in how our personalities develop and are impacted by society.  It was this mixed with my volunteering work, that really led my into my career, which has centred on, helping and supporting children and young people in their development, This is the centre of everything I do today.


I have worked within therapeutic residential settings, and with Childline as a senior supervisor.  


I am an integrative counsellor, undertaking an MSC in children and young people's' emotional wellbeing and am an associate trainer for the National centre suicide prevention and training.

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