Patricia Gilliland

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Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist - Individual and Couplework
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

London, SW6
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

I am an experienced Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist working with Individuals and Couples. I work in private practice in south west London. I have a breadth of clinical experience from 25 years of working with adults of different ages, gender, backgrounds, cultures and sexualities,.

Life events - past and present, loss and bereavement or traumatic experiences can cause symptoms of feeling overwhelmed, anxious and stressed. This can lead to depression and mood swings, or create relationship problems with partners, in the family or at work, which can be disabling in your present day life.

Regular weekly sessions offer an opportunity to explore how past experiences can have contributed to these symptoms. Therapy can lead to greater self knowledge and awareness of the roots of the problems so that you don't have to feel so gripped by overwhelming feelings. I do not offer advice but aim to help patients/clients discover, recognise and make their own choices.

You can contact me directly, you do not need someone to refer you.

Training, qualifications & experience

I have undergone a rigorous training in both Psychodynamic Counselling and Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy and have 25 years experience of working individually with adults. I also have a post graduate qualification working with couple relationships. I have worked in both clinical settings and private practice.

I am a professional member of The Foundation for Psychotherapy and Counselling (FPC) the graduate body WPF therapy - my training organisation.

I am a member of the British Psychoanalytic Council (BPC),an accredited member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), and United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) registered.

I am a graduate member of the Tavistock Institute of Medical Psychology. (Alumni member of Tavistock Relationships)

I also belong to the Conferderation for Analytical Psychologists (CAP)

As a member of the above organisations I am bound by their codes of Ethics and Practice and accountable to their complaints procedure.

On my website

there are links to websites of these organisations where you can find out more.

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 Psychoanalytic Council (BPC)

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.

UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP)

The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) is a leading professional body for the education, training and regulation of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors. Its register is accredited by the government's Professional Standards Authority.

As part of its commitment to protect the public, it works to improve access to psychotherapy, to support and disseminate research, to improve standards and to respond effectively to complaints against its members.

UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

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).

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British Psychoanalytic Council

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Overwhelming feelings
Isolation and loneliness
Traumatic experiences, past and present
Gender issues
Identity issues
Pre and post natal anxiety
Termination and miscarraige
Life crises
Pressure to make life choices
Support through life changes


Additional information

My usual fee is £75 per session for individuals and £120 for couples. The fee will be discussed as part of the initial meeting and may be modified according to individual circumstances and/or the frequency of the sessions.

If you would like to make an appointment for an initial meeting, to talk about your current difficulties and explore if Psychotherapy could help you,

please call me on 020 7384 3169

or e-mail me at

When I work

Monday to Friday

Further information

My practice is in Fulham and easily accessible by public transport from Hammersmith or Putney Bridge tube and buses 74, 430 and 220 stop at the end of the road. Metered parking spaces are also available.

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)