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Claire Asherson Bartram DPsych

Highgate, London, NW5
020 8361 6146 020 8361 6146 Registered / Accredited
Highgate, London, NW5

About me

I am an experienced psychotherapist, counsellor, supervisor and group facilitator. I qualified as a Gestalt therapist in 1991 and draw from other modalities.

My approach is humanistic and integrative and my style is relational, improvisatory and creative.  Among the traditions that inform my work are Gestalt, Person Centred, Existential, Psychodynamic and Attatchment based perspectives which I draw on according to the individual situations my clients bring.  My understanding is that a persons accumulated life experience from childhood onwards, contributes to how they manage their lives and relationshipis in the present.  My aim is to develop with my clients, a deep relationship which supports openness and trust, within which we can work together in gaining insight, and developing, ways of living and relating that enhance everyday life. 

I work with people who bring a variety of issues and specialise in relationships issues, including people living in improvisational family situations, such as stepfamilies, same sex families and other variations of traditional forms. 

I facilitate a monthly Saturday group that runs for a full day, and co-facilitate two fortnightly evening groups with Angelika Wienrich. These are mixed gender Gestalt groups with no specific agenda.

I also work at the Minster Centre, supervising clinical work and dissertations.

Training, qualifications & experience

DPsych (Doctorate in Psychotherapy by Professional Practice) 2009
Diploma Gestalt Psychotherapy 1991
BA Music 1985
UKCP Registered
EAGT (European Association of Gestalt Therapy)

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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UK Council for Psychotherapy

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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.

Accredited register membership

UK Council for Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

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Other areas of counselling I deal with

Stepfamily, contemporary families, relationship, family issues, role play,

Therapies offered

  • Couples counselling
  • Existential therapy
  • Gestalt therapy
  • Group therapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Mindfulness
  • Person-centred therapy


The following is my hourly fee.  Individuals pay what they can manage within my sliding scale.  Others may negotiate fees if necessary.

£65 - £90 Individuals
£90 - 120 couples
£170 whole family (2 therapists)

Further information

I run a monthly Gestalt group on Saturdays for men and women and co-run a fortnightly group with Angelika Wienrich on Tuesday evenings.

My doctorate was a project titled 'Narratives of Mothers in Stepfamily Situations. As part of this I founded StepIn ASAP; Advancing Stepfamily Awareness in Practice, an organisation that is gathering a countrywide list of therapists working with people in and from stepfamily situations and contemporary family forms, and offers workshops,training and supervision in this area.

I am a tutor and supervisor at the Minster Centre.  I also supervise academic dissertations to doctoral level at the New School of Existential Counselling and Psychotherapy.


Type of session

In person
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages None


Wheelchair user access

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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


Monday - Thursday,, 9.45 - 7.15 with limited availability

Types of client

Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme


I offer supervision to trainees and experienced therapist in individual or group form.

Online supervision
Telephone supervision

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Claire Asherson Bartram DPsych

Claire Asherson Bartram DPsych