Meet Elena Eleftheriadou, founder of Your Pneuma Matters.
My journey in the medical industry began 22 years ago, starting as a volunteer working alongside a doctor providing care to patients in their homes. I then transitioned to hospitals where I focused on mental health while pursuing a degree in psychology at university. Subsequently, I entered the corporate sector which allowed me to continue working in the medical field.
Throughout the years I also worked as a coach and therapist engaging with individuals from diverse backgrounds through corporate channels and part-time positions, both paid and voluntary.
During my career, I witnessed many individuals facing challenges not only in their professional but also in their personal lives, leading to detrimental effects on their mental health and overall wellbeing. Despite these struggles, they often persevered, prioritising the care of others at the expense of their own health. This relentless dedication resulted in long-term burnout, stress, sickness, addictions, financial issues, family conflicts and medical errors, among other consequences.
Regrettably, these individuals frequently hesitated to openly discuss their experiences with colleagues, supervisors or family members, driven by feelings of embarrassment about seeking help or the fear of judgment from those close to them.
In response to these challenges, I founded YourPneumaMatters, a coaching company aimed at empowering individuals to take charge of their mental, physical and spiritual wellbeing without relying solely on medication or external dependencies.
I carefully designed and created courses that enhance communication skills, foster self-awareness and facilitate the balance between personal and professional lives through psychoeducation and coaching.
The name “pneuma” comes from ancient Greek meaning ‘spirit’, ‘vital breath’ or ‘life force’. It was considered the active principle that governed the physical and spiritual aspects of existence. Pneuma was associated with reason, intelligence, and the interconnectedness of all things.
WHY YOUR PNEUMA MATTERS
YourPneumaMatters is dedicated to promoting overall wellbeing by utilising therapy and coaching in cultivating the human spirit. While society often focuses on physical and mental health, we believe that nurturing the spirit is equally essential for leading a fulfilling and purposeful life.
Our mission is to provide a space where you can discover, nurture and unleash the power of your spirit — your true authentic self.
At YourPneumaMatters, we combine therapy and coaching to achieve holistic wellbeing. Therapy plays a vital role in our approach by addressing deep-rooted emotional wounds, unresolved traumas and negative thought patterns. It helps you find healing, achieve personal growth and develop effective coping mechanisms.
We provide a safe and supportive environment for exploring your innermost thoughts, feelings and experiences. Through integrative therapeutic techniques, you gain valuable insights, cultivate emotional resilience and develop a healthier perspective on life’s challenges.
Complementing therapy, coaching focuses on personal development, goal setting and empowerment. Our programs are designed to unlock your full potential, foster personal growth and a sense of purpose. With guidance, accountability and support, you can identify your strengths, clarify your values and set meaningful goals.
Through tailored strategies, action plans and ongoing feedback, coaching empowers you to overcome obstacles, improve self-confidence and create a fulfilling life aligned with your authentic self.
At YourPneumaMatters, we highlight the spirit alongside the mind and body, promoting a comprehensive and harmonious approach to wellbeing. Neglecting the spirit can lead to an imbalance and a sense of dissatisfaction. The spirit represents the core essence of who we are, encompassing our values, beliefs, passions and purpose in life. By nurturing the spirit, you can experience increased self-awareness, deeper connections with others, enhanced resilience, a greater sense of purpose and achieve profound transformations in other areas of your life.
Our therapy and coaching services and programs incorporate emotional, mental and spiritual health. They help you connect with your inner wisdom, cultivate a sense of peace and harmony and live in alignment with your values and purpose. We invite you to join us on this journey of self-discovery, personal growth and to unlock the power of your spirit today.
QUALIFICATIONS (LISTED IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER)
- Addiction Therapy (Diploma)
- Body Language
- BSc (Hons) Psychology
- Career Development
- CBT for depression, anxiety, phobias (Diploma)
- Certified Clinical Trauma Professional (CCTP 1 & 2)
- CIPD Level 5 in Learning & Development (HRD) Diploma (Assoc CIPD)
- Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (Diploma)
- Dyslexia Therapy (Diploma)
- High Performance Coach
- Hypnosis on Confidence Building
- Hypnotherapy and Cognitive Techniques for stress management in business
- Leadership and Development Skills
- Level 7 Diploma in HR Management
- Level 7 Diploma in Leadership and Management
- Level 7 Teaching Diploma in Special Education Need (SEN) including Dyslexia, ADHD, ADD, Autism
- Master Practitioner Coach (NLP) Diploma
- Mindfulness (Diploma)
- Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) (Diploma)
- Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) Diploma
- Nutrition and Dietetics Diploma (Level 5) (In progress)
- Personal Trainer (Level 3)
- Personality & Psychometric Testing in Business for Recruitment, Placement, Training & Development, Program Evaluation and Promotion (Tests: IPIP-NEO, Jung Typology, Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI), DISC, Kolbe Index, Belbin Team Roles and Birkman method.)
- Psychology Brainspotting: Enhance Performance and Heal Trauma
- Rational Emotive Behavioural Therapy (Diploma)
- Sign Language including PECS (Picture Exchange Communication System) and Maketon
- Strategic Intervention Facilitator
- Suicide Prevention (Diploma)
- Train the trainer
ETHICS AND PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE
- YourPneumaMatters Ltd and Elena Eleftheriadou abide by the National Occupational Standards (NOS), the British Psychological Society (BPS), the European Mentoring and Coaching Council (EMCC UK & EMCC Global) Code of Professional Conduct, the International Association of Neurolingusitic Programming and Coaching (IANLPC) and AC GLOBAL CODE OF ETHICS.
- Registered with the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) as a Data Controller.
- Approved by the Department for Education, guaranteeing the provision of exceptional levels of education, training and care.
- Elena Eleftheriadou and YourPneumaMatters Ltd are insured for therapy and coaching practices.
- In regular supervision with fully trained supervisor for my coaching practice to continually improve my coaching skills.
- Received 250 hours of Continuous Professional Development (CPD) between 2021-22 for my therapy and coaching development.
- All the sessions and written case notes are kept safely, separate from names and contact details as per my privacy and confidentiality statements.