Ed Curtis PGDip UKCP
51 Great Portland Street
I am a qualified and experienced psychotherapist with a practice a few minutes walk from Oxford Circus Station. My consulting room offers a quiet and comfortable setting in which you can talk about and work through the issues that are troubling you.
I qualified as a Psychodynamic psychotherapist having completed a professional training at WPF Therapy, a highly regarded clinical and training institution based in London. I am a member of the UKCP and am bound by their Code of Professional Conduct and Ethical Principles. I adhere to strict guidelines regarding confidentiality.
About my approach
I work within the established framework of Psychodynamic psychotherapy and counselling. This means that there is an emphasis on you gaining new awareness of both the nature of your difficulties and your means of coping with them. You may find it useful to explore past or early experiences if you feel they have a bearing on your present problems.
The effort is towards you coming to terms with the difficult feelings and anxieties at the heart of your difficulties and undoing any entrenched ways of coping that may be keeping you stuck or repeating compulsive, possibly harmful patterns of thinking, feeling or behaviour.
The process, timescales and fees
If you wish to start therapy, we would meet for an initial consultation session of about an hour and a quarter in length. This will give you the opportunity to talk about the issues you wish to bring to therapy and ask any questions you may have about the process. I offer both short term time limited therapy (8 to 16 sessions) as well as longer term work and we can agree on the best course in the circumstances.
If at the initial meeting we agree to go forward and start, sessions will take place once a week at the same time each week. The length of each session is 50 minutes. My fee is £65 per session for open ended therapy and £80 per session for brief time-limited work.
Training, qualifications & experience
Post Graduate Diploma: Psychodynamic Psychotherapy. WPF Therapy and University of Roehampton.
I am a professionally trained and qualified Psychodynamic Psychotherapist with more than seven years experience delivering Psychodynamic Psychotherapy or Counselling. I am registered with the UKCP and I work in accordance with their Code of Professional Conduct and Ethical Principles.
I adhere to a requirement of Continuing Professional Development and, building on a highly regarded training at WPF Therapy, I actively incorporate new advances in understanding about the nature of clients' difficulties and processes of working through them.
My experience as a therapist has been shaped through ten years of working in both the public sector and third sector. Having worked with adults, young adults and children in various settings, I have learnt about being an understanding and effective therapist to individuals of different backgrounds, presenting with a broad range of difficulties.
I am particularly experienced working with anxiety and depression, relationship issues, trauma, loss, the effects of abuse, drug and alcohol addictions and other recurring harmful behaviours.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Borderline personality disorder
- Child related issues
- Dependent personality disorder
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Histrionic personality disorder
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Paranoid personality disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
My fee is £65 per session for open ended therapy and £80 per session for brief time-limited work.
I have a limited number of spaces for reduced rate sessions for those on lower incomes. If this applies to you please contact me to inquire.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Weekdays and evenings
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|