Diana Birkett

Diana Birkett

57a Latchmere Rd
SW11 2DS

0775 453 4637

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57a Latchmere Rd
SW11 2DS

0775 453 4637

About me

I trained as a psychoanalytic psychotherapist 30 years ago, and have used the experience of these years to broaden my approach in response to every individual's particular needs, including short-term counselling.

Many people will have experienced trauma or serious disappointment in adult life, which may or may not reflect events in childhood and adolescence. A sense of futility or low-level anxiety can result from these events, and the experience of exploring them with an understanding therapist, who does not judge or need to feed in their own opinions, can be the key to not repeating the mistakes of the past.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a member of the Forum for Independent Psychotherapists, and until recently was Chair of the Accreditation Committee. I worked for many years in the addiction field, and in the area of mental health.
Twenty years of working with the Medical Foundation for the Care of Victims of Torture, now Freedom from Torture, has left me with an enduring appreciation of people's capacity to recover from trauma and enforced exile, and a familiarity with cultures widely different from my own.

However, there is no league table of suffering, and any experience of distress is may be helped by talking to an empathic therapist.

I also offer supervision, to both groups and individuals.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited


Accredited register membership


My normal fee is £60 which can be reduced for students or people on a low income.

Further information

I am happy to arrange for a consultation, which would be charged as a first session if you decide to start therapy with me. However, if you should not, there would be no charge for this session, as it can be expensive to consult several therapists before coming to a decision.

Maps & Directions

London, SW11 2DS

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: French


Daytime,some evenings

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