Dharma Paul, IPSS, UKCP, BACP

Dharma Paul, IPSS, UKCP, BACP


07903 407699

About me

I am a highly qualified and experienced psychodynamic counsellor and psychoanalytic psychotherapist. I work with individual adults, couples and those in other relationships. My specialisations include abuse, addiction, anxiety, cultural issues, depression, disability, mental health issues, relationships, trauma and work-related issues.

I aim to understand what you need whatever your background, location and situation. I operate a sliding scale for fees according to your circumstances.

As a face-to-face, confidential counsellor and therapist, I will not push you in any particular direction or tell you how I feel you should solve your problems. Instead, we will think together about the issues that affect you, and explore your feelings and thoughts.

Visit my website for more information on counselling and therapy, how It helps and confidentiality.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a:
* qualified psychoanalytic psychotherapist recognised by the Institute of Psychotherapy and Social Studies (IPSS)
* product of the Central School of Counselling and Therapy (CSCT) and IPSS
* post-graduate with MA Psychotherapy and Social Studies accredited by London Metropolitan University and
* prior graduate with MA English Language and Literature from Oxford University.

Professional Organisations
I am:
* a full member of IPSS which has a strict code of ethics and a supportive complaints procedure and
* an organisational member of the Council for Psychoanalysis and Jungian Analysis, a college of the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy.
In the first organisation, I am an elected officeholder at council level. Each organisation ensures high standards of professional practice and confidentiality.

Professional Standards
I work:
* within strict guidelines for supervision
* while undergoing regular professional development and
* having obtained full cover professional indemnity insurance.

I also have many years experience working with, facilitating and coordinating the development of children and adolescents. Such young people included those with moderate, severe and complex learning difficulties.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited


Accredited register membership

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Altered Body Image, Apathy, Black, Minority Ethnic (BME) and Mixed Race Issues, Culture Shock, Despair, Dissociation, Dread, Education, Employment, Faith Issues, Hysteria, Identity, Impulsive Behaviour, Integration of Experience, Isolation, Loss, Narcissism, Negative Thoughts, Perfectionism, Phobias, Physical Illness, Religious Cult and Sect Leavers, Repetitive Negative Patterns, Separation, Shame, Sleep Problems, Transitions, Unresolved Issues


The fee for ongoing 50-minute sessions is between £30 and £45. We will discuss and agree this when we meet.

The fee for an initial 75-minute consultation is £45.

Fees are payable directly to me, in cash or by cheque. I do not accept payment by credit or debit cards.

Further information

My consulting-room is in Forest Gate. It takes five to ten minutes to walk from the nearest bus stops. Buses 25, 58, 86, 308, 325 and 330 stop nearby. It takes fifteen to twenty minutes to walk from the nearest stations. The nearest stations are Stratford, Forest Gate and Wanstead Park. Central, Dockland, Jubilee and British Rail lines stop there. There is street parking.

Maps & Directions

London, E7

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: No
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None
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