Michelle Willett

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East Dulwich, SE15
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

I offer psychoanalytic psychotherapy, psychoanalysis and counselling, usually meeting on a weekly basis or more frequently. I have working experience with a broad range of emotional issues from the ordinary stresses of life events and difficulties in coping, to the less ordinary feelings around issues relating to trauma, abuse or states of dissociation.

I believe it is important to find the space and time to listen to yourself when you are experiencing emotional distress and to be able to speak in a safe and confidential environment.

You may wish to talk to someone because you are in a time of emotional crisis, or in response to feeling depressed, after experiencing a loss, or because of acute anxiety issues such as panic attacks. It may be that you wish to work with an area of long-standing concern, for example repeated relationship patterns.

I have working experience with a wide range of mental health issues, and have had many years study of psychoanalytic theories, therapeutic approaches and ways of thinking about individual distress.

Training, qualifications & experience

I have been working in the mental health field since 1999 within voluntary agencies (Counselling and Mental Health) and have experience of clinical management and supervision.

I have been in private practice since 2006.

B.A. Fine Art, Brown University, USA
Diploma Psychodynamic Counselling, Goldsmith's College
The Guild of Psychotherapists, Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy, Member
Member of UKCP, CPJA section
Centre for Freudian Analysis and Research, Affiliate

The College of Psychoanalysts, Member

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP)

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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)

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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).

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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 Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy


Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers

Additional information

Fees are negotiable, with some lower fee spaces available.

When I work

Monday-Friday 8am-8pm

Further information

A psychoanalytic approach is particularly helpful for working with deep or complex patterns, and this can mean looking not only at a specific issue or symptom (for example, an eating disorder), but seeing this in the context of your history, current and past life conflicts, and the stories you tell to and about yourself.

I (normally) work in South East London in the Peckham Rye/East Dulwich area.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Due to the current situation with regards Coronavirus and Covid 19, I am only working online and by telephone.

East Dulwich, SE15

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people (13-17)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)