Brian Green MA., FCA., BPC (FPC)., MBACP (Snr Accred)
02072253514 / 07798 844687
There are a very wide range of reasons that trigger a first contact with me. It may be anxiety or panic attacks - relationship difficulties or break-up - career concerns - past sexual abuse - gender or identity issues - sexual difficulties or concerns - fears of a return of depression - the presenting problems that are brought to me are many and varied.
What all those who get in touch with me share is that they are all troubled in some way and hope that speaking with a therapist will help.
We all experience challenges and difficulties throughout our lives and generally we work through them and resolve them ourselves or with the help of family, friends or colleagues. But sometimes we prefer not to burden those to whom we are close - and whose responses we can anticipate - and prefer to talk with someone with no previous knowledge of us and no emotional connection.
At such a point starting therapy could be a positive step to take. But choosing a therapist isn't easy. When you are depressed, anxious, indecisive or perhaps in a crisis it may seem even more difficult.
I believe there are at least three important factors here to consider - qualifications and experience are two of them.
The third is to choose someone about whom you have a sense even at a first meeting that there is potential for a good working relationship to be established.
It is not a bad idea to meet with more than one therapist before you make what could prove to be a really important decision.
Open-ended therapy needs commitment to the process and can be expensive. It's worth remembering that therapy is hard work and is not going to be a quick fix for difficulties that may be long-standing.
Bearing this in mind I try to offer therapy in a way that I hope is affordable and so my fees are always flexible and are geared to the circumstances of those people I see and range from £35 to £75 per session.
I am a psychoanalytic psychotherapist working within a group practice in central London.
I work with individuals and couples in both open-ended and brief focussed work.
Before training to become a psychotherapist I worked for many years in industry and so I am familiar with and have long first hand experience of the difficulties of working within large organisations. I'm a Chartered Accountant and have been Chief Executive of a major PLC and so know too the stresses that senior management have to face.
As my practice is in central London I work with people from many different cultures, backgrounds and heritage and frequently with those for whom English is not their first language.
Training, qualifications & experience
Advanced Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling - wpf - 1993.
BACP Accreditation from 1993.
Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy - wpf - 1998
Member BPC (FPC)
Over 20 years experience in private practice
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Bulimia nervosa
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Panic disorder
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
I do not have a fixed fee - all fees are discussed during the assessment and range from £35 to £75 depending on financial circumstances.
I work with many trainees and my fees are calculated bearing this in mind.
My belief is that as a psychotherapist I should be comfortable working with whatever difficulties are brought to me.
I have however "ticked the boxes" to indicate some of the more familiar presenting problems that bring people into therapy with me.
I do not think that it is very helpful to list areas that I "deal" with (see above) - nor do I believe that the use of the word is appropriate in the context of therapy and counselling.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
I'm available from 9 am until 8 pm on weekdays (last appointment at 7 pm) - however evening appointments are more difficult to arrange - the middle of the day is easier.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|