Smita Rajput Kamble, Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist
Two Mile Ash
W P F Therapy
23-24 Magdalen Street
What I do
Thank you for your interest in my work. I offer both-short term and open ended psychoanalytic psychotherapy. Psychotherapy varies with time and frequency. A long therapy can be stabilising and offer depth and emotional intimacy. But sometimes, short term work is more suitable. I have worked with people referred by the NHS and EAPs and my work has been shaped by the demand for good assessments and effective interventions. I am fairly active in sessions and generally, clients feel enabled to speak freely.
I teach psychotherapy and conduct workshops for healthcare practitioners in London.
Psychoanalytic psychotherapy with me
Being able to share your burden with a trained professional is an experience which can perhaps have no equal.
Your story is unique in its context. I help to co-construct a fresh perspective if need be.
In the sessions, I sometimes facilitate a deeper, more authentic exploration via dream material and drawings.
Getting in touch with difficult feelings and hidden conflicts can be an affirmative and therapeutic experience.
The psychoanalytic process helps to deepen self awareness and build and sustain good relationships.
An initial session will help you to get an idea of what it would be like to work with me.
In your initial session we will discuss:
1. Your issue and explore underlying trauma and inner conflicts
2. Whether these issues can benefit from psychoanalytic psychotherapy
3. My terms and conditions, which are in line with how psychoanalytic therapy is practised in the UK
4. A time frame and finance
Four or six sessions can stand alone, are therapeutic and generally help people to feel much better. We will do a review before taking it further.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Training :
- Psychodynamic Theory and Skills, University of Oxford.
- Psychoanalytic training (BPC accredited), London.
- Brief Therapy
- Work experience
- NHS clients
- Corporate agencies and
- Other government funded projects
- Private clients who come via website/internet search
- Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist, BPC (British Psychoanalytic Council)
- Member, FPC (Foundation for Psychotherapy and Counselling)
- Accredited member, BACP (British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists)
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Antisocial personality disorder
- Attachment disorder
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Dependent personality disorder
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Histrionic personality disorder
- Internet addiction
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic disorder
- Paranoid personality disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship issues
- Schizoid personality disorder
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work related stress
I charge £50 for a session.
I have low fee spaces but please enquire for availability.
- What is anxiety? Why do we become anxious?
- The bright side of being blue
- Suicide - A psychodynamic/analytic approach
- The Mother - A psychodynamic/analytic understanding
- The father - Psychodynamic approach
- Love - The Secret Elixir?
- Avatars or Avtars
- How does a therapist incorporate mindfulness?
Is Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy effective ?
*"In 2011 researchers conducted a review of trials into the effect of short-term psychodynamic psychotherapy in patients with personality disorder. The review found that psychodynamic psychotherapy may be considered an effective treatment option for a range of personality disorders, producing significant and medium- to long-term improvements for a large percentage of patients.
A 2007 study investigated the effects of psychodynamic psychotherapy in panic disorder. The researchers compared the effect on patients of panic-focused psychodynamic therapy versus relaxation training. There were 49 adults in the study, and they were all diagnosed with panic disorder. Many were also suffering from agoraphobia and/or depression. The participants who received psychodynamic treatment showed a significantly greater reduction of panic symptoms than those receiving relaxation training, as well as greater improvement in psychosocial functioning (the term ‘psychosocial’ refers to an individual’s psychological state in relation to social factors)."
Is it too costly ?
It depends from therapist to therapist. I generally discuss what is best with the client so we can agree on a fee which is suitable to both.
Is it cost effective ?
*"Research has also been done into the cost-effectiveness of psychodynamic psychotherapy, which has often been regarded as too expensive to be funded in the public sector. In fact, a study of more than 100 patients who had received at least six months’ worth of NHS psychiatric treatment without improvement, found that psychodynamic psychotherapy resulted in both significant improvements in the patients’ symptoms and value for money. Not only did the patients’ mental health improve with psychodynamic psychotherapy, but they also spent fewer days as in-patients, had fewer GP consultations, required less contact with practice nurses, needed less medication and sought less informal care from relatives. Consequently the extra cost incurred through using psychodynamic treatment was recouped within only six months".
- *Sections in quotes are extracts from an article by Jessica Yakeley and Peter Hobson based on a research summary . You may find it on the Institute of Psychoanalysis website.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
London - Mondays ; Milton Keynes- Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. Please ask for availability for Friday and Saturday.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|
Supervision & training
I supervise individual work with counsellors and psychotherapists.View supervision profile