Anna Chesner

London, E14 3BY
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About me

I offer psychotherapy to individuals, couples and groups. I also work as a consultant to teams, and supervise other psychotherapists. I am co-director of  the London Centre for Psychodrama Group and Individual Psychotherapy, a UKCP registered psychotherapy training which runs from the 3Boroughs Day Service at the Maudsley Hospital. We also run a UKCP recognised one year diploma training in creative supervision. For more information about our weekend and longer courses see our website at
All potential clients come for an initial assessment session where we can explore the reasons for your seeking counselling or psychotherapy and the best format for this to take place. I am able to offer time limited short term programmes of sessions, long term and open ended psychotherapy, weekly group psychotherapy and weekend psychodrama experiential workshops.
My recent book One to One Psychodrama Psychotherapy, Applications and Technique (Routledge 2019) gives an idea of how creative elements from psychodrama are integrated into my work. I co-edited Trauma in the Creative and Embodied Therapies (Routledge 2020) focusing on a timely theme.

Training, qualifications & experience

MA, UKCP registered psychotherapist and HCPC registered dramatherapist. BPA registered Supervisor and Training Supervisor.
My approach is integrative and creative, drawing on psychodynamic, systemic and existentialist traditions.
I have worked full time in the NHS, as well as in the private sector.
I am co-director of The London Centre for Psychodrama Group and Individual Psychotherapy, a UKCP registered organisation that trains psychotherapists in individual and group work.
I am a UKCP and BPA registered supervisor, and run an accredited Diploma training in Creative Supervision.
I have a special interest in trauma work, and regularly run conference events and trainings in this field.

Member organisations

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Health and Care Professions Council

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They keep a register of health professionals who meet their standards, and they take action if registered health professionals fall below those standards. They were created by a piece of legislation called the Health Professions Order 2001.

Registration means that a health professional meets national standards for their professional training, performance and conduct.


UK Council for Psychotherapy

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.

Accredited register membership

UK Council for Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

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Therapies offered

  • Arts therapies
  • Couples counselling
  • Existential therapy
  • Group therapy
  • Integrative
  • Mindfulness
  • Psychoanalytical and psychodynamic
  • Psychodynamic therapy
  • Psychosexual therapy


£90 for individual psychotherapy; experiential weekends £260
Couples therapy £150 for 75 minute sessions.

£90 for Creative Supervision and consultation

Further information

My approach is psychodynamic and integrative. I value creativity and authenticity in the therapeutic process and in life. During the period of the Coronavirus I am able to offer online sessions and am exploring ways of integrating creative and action approaches into the online sessions.

25 Luralda Wharf
40 Saunders Ness Road
E14 3BY

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language
Other languages german


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


Availability on application, including some day and some evening appointments. I prefer to receive initial contact by email.

No weekend appointments

Types of client

Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme


I use creative approaches to supervision, one to one, group and team.

Online supervision
Telephone supervision

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