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Richard Backes, Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist

London, W1W 8RX
020 7636 1256 020 7636 1256 07514067595 07514067595 Registered / Accredited

About me

  • I am an experienced Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist, Psychodynamic Psychotherapist and Counsellor. I am registered with the British Psychoanalytical Council, The British Psychotherapy Foundation and the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy. I see people form all walks of life and those referred by companies and businesses in the city. I am registered with the main health insurers including BUPA and Aviva.

Training, qualifications & experience

I qualified as a Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist with the British Psychotherapy Foundation. I have a PG Dip Psychodynamic Studies, Qualified as a Psychodynamic Psychotherapist with the Foundation for Psychotherapy and Counselling, MA Political Theory, Registered with the British Psychoanlytical Council and the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy. As well as providing counselling and psychodynamic psychotherapy I run workshops on counselling and therapy, bereavement and loss, physical illness and other issues. I have a background working with families in the inner city.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.


British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.

Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.

All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.


British Psychoanalytic Council

The British Psychoanalytic Council (BPC) is a professional association, representing the profession of psychoanalytic psychotherapy.

The organisation is itself made up of fourteen member organisations and BPC accredits the trainings of its member organisations. An individual who qualifies from one of these trainings is then eligible for entry into the BPC's register.

BPC registrants are governed by a code of ethics, a policy of continuing professional development, a statement on confidentiality and a complaints procedure. The BPC is a Member Society of the European Federation for Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy in the Public Sector (EFPP). Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

British Psychoanalytic Council

Accredited Register Scheme

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

Therapies offered

  • Psychoanalytic therapy
  • Psychoanalytical and psychodynamic
  • Psychodynamic therapy


I charge on a sliding scale taking individual circusmtances inot account.

Further information

My consulting room is in Oxford Circus

25 Margaret Street

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language
Other languages None


Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair user access Unspecified


6am to 9pm Monday to Friday and Saturday

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
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Richard Backes, Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist

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