Welcome toOut of the Box

Out of the Box

Online counselling and EMDR therapy fortrauma, PTSD and anxiety

Are you looking for online trauma therapy or online anxiety therapy?


  • … you are often feeling anxious, nervous or worried about the future of your career or your relationships.
  • … you have been triggered, unable to manage some of your emotions, reacting without thinking, experiencing sudden panic attacks or uncontrollably crying.
  • … you find yourself procrastinating, easily distracted, missing appointments, tasks or deadlines.
  • … you are feeling tired, low on energy, numb, sad, or empty inside.
  • … you are struggling to do everything in your agenda, or rushing to fulfil other people’s needs without time for yourself.
  • … you are low on confidence, thinking that you are not good enough or scared of being judged by others.
EMDR technique

EMDR technique

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Butterfly hug technique

If you want to:

  • Get rid of the anxiety, the stress, and the excess baggage of past experiences.
  • Make time and space for your health, your dreams and your projects.
  • Reconnect with yourself and others.
  • Smile in the face of adversity and dance with your fear.
  • Increase your energy, focus and confidence.

… I am here to help!

Our Process

Online counselling made simple

I am Elia, a registered counsellor based in Manchester, UK. I provide effective, science-based online trauma therapy and online anxiety therapy.

My job is to bring you from where you are to where you want to be. I use a 3-step system with a direct, honest, sugarcoating-free style:



We will analyse together your present moment, understanding where you are and what strengths we can harness.



We will strategise the path to your goal, knowing how you want to feel and what you want your life to look like.



We will implement the plan and make change happen in a safe environment, with the support of techniques and tools that help you heal.

Working on one goal at a time, we will co-create a process adapted to your life and your needs to reach maximum efficiency. We will aim to create results as fast as possible, so you can minimise your suffering.

What do we do?

What to expect when working together

Getting straight to the point

Understanding and support

Hard work

Results: manage or end your symptoms

As a trauma counsellor specialising in PTSD and anxiety, I know that your life does not stop and that you still have deadlines and responsibilities. That’s why I have developed a method that is:

  • Fast – offering brief and intensive trauma therapy with a solution-focused approach.
  • Effective – using scientifically proven therapeutic techniques like CBT and EMDR.
  • Safe – creating a space where you can be seen, heard and understood.
  • Cooperative – you decide what you want your goals to be. Whether you want a quick fix to carry on with your projects, or you prefer digging into the root of your problem, it is your choice.
  • Positive – including skills that help you live a life with more emotional regulation, clear decision-making, healthy habits and assertive relationships.
Change or Chance

A year after finishing their process, 70% of my clients have received a promotion at their workplace or changed to a better job position; 20% have changed their life radically, getting adventurous and starting a new path; and 90% have improved their relationships and found new people to enlarge their circles.

Are you ready to break free from the chains that bind you? If so, schedule a free 15-minute online consultation on our calendar so you can start getting the help you need. Discover how tailor-made therapy with an experienced registered counsellor can change the way you feel.

Elia Giménez
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Meet your online counsellor in the UK

Hi! I am Elia Giménez, a BPS chartered psychologist, BACP registered member, EMDR practitioner and crafter of solutions.

I am formally trained in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and online Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy, a safe and effective way of managing experiences that can provide fast relief of trauma and anxiety symptoms.

Delivered through a private and confidential video call from the comfort of your home or office, online therapy is as effective as in-person therapy, saving you commuting time and the struggles of stopping or putting your process on hold if you travel or change location.

I have over 15 years of experience providing PTSD online therapy and online EMDR therapy, healing trauma and anxiety.


What Our Clients Say

Guided imagery exercise

Guided imagery exercise


You have been the most amazing support system I have had when I have finally decided to face some of my inner demons. You have really helped me work through and make peace with experiences that have haunted me for decades. You have offered the understanding and strength that I needed. I wish you did not leave, though… Thank you for all that you have done for me


Elia has a warm and empathetic manner that helps to build the rapport and trust required for this type of work. I found her communication to be very clear and her practice was run in a well organised and professional manner.

I feel the benefits of the work I did with Elia every day and would not hesitate to recommend her services.


Elia investigated my background thoroughly to get to the cause of my anxiety and then continuously adapted to my needs: some days I just needed reassurance or help with anxiety; others I could do proper work on myself and Elia was there doing the work with me. Progressively, my anxiety started improving as I learned what caused it and how I could manage it. Today, I am a Doctor and I am in a new, happy relationship; more importantly, I am at peace with myself and I have learned to navigate my anxiety… and I greatly owe it to Elia.


I started therapy in Out of the Box at a very difficult time for me: I was feeling lonely, I had relationship problems and at a point, I started developing a fear of public spaces. On top of that, I had just started a PhD, which is in itself challenging for anyone’s mental health. The best decision I have ever made was to work on my issues with Elia, who is a professional, kind and incredibly effective therapist. The fact that she is a psychologist gave me a lot of confidence in her approach.


I visited Elia for a course of EMDR treatment, I noticed a positive difference after the first session and while I knew the course of treatment would be long, I was confident that I was in the right hands and that it would be brought to a successful conclusion.


I absolutely loved working with Elia. Elia took the time to understand my individual needs and history and helped me in working through my issues in a safe environment. I have experience with other psychotherapists but none have been as good or as easy to talk to as Elia. She is patient and thorough, kind and it is evident that she genuinely cares about each of her patients. I would recommend Elia’s services to anyone in need of counselling, coaching or psychotherapy.


The names in the testimonials have been altered to respect the privacy of clients. They not only have kindly agreed to share their stories but also write them, for which I am extremely grateful.