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About me

I am a trained psychoanalytic psychotherapist (LCP 1992) and registered with the BPC. I have been in private practice in London since qualifying and moved to Suffolk in 2009. I work short-term (crisis managment) and longer term for individual psychotherapy and counselling. I have also worked with couples in difficulties.

I regularly help people with anxiety, depression, eating disorders, fertility issues, bereavments and all types of mourning. I have specialised in sibling issues and worked with twins.

An initial consultation is adviseable in order to assess how our work might proceed and focus.

Training, qualifications & experience

Trained at The London Centre for Psychotherapy, qualifying in 1992, then took an MA in Psychoanalytic Studies at the Tavistock Clinic/ University of East London (2000)

Experience of private practise mainly with individuals since 1992.

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

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

  • Couples counselling
  • Psychoanalysis
  • Psychoanalytic therapy
  • Psychoanalytical and psychodynamic
  • Psychodynamic therapy


£65 initial consultation and negotiable according to means therafter. Average £60 - £70 per sessio n.


Daytime weekly and occasional 6pm sessions online or on phone for the time being.


Key details

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Wheelchair user access

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.

Phone and online sessions including video linking

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Types of client

Older adults


Supervision available.

Online supervision
Telephone supervision

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Harriet Thistlethwaite MA

Harriet Thistlethwaite MA