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Psychodynamic Psychotherapist

About me

Finding the right therapist for you is not easy particularly when there is so many to choose from and so many different styles and approaches. 

I understand you’re just trying to find someone who will understand your experience of being in the world. 

My therapeutic style is based around respect and empathy. I can provide a safe space where we can meet to talk about what matters to you and a space for the exploratory work necessary to understand the feelings you are having and recognise and change unhelpful patterns of behaviour.

As a psychotherapist I am interested in:

Doing what I can to alleviate suffering.  I listen to both unconscious and literal communications. I have an interest in human development and personality formation;  attachment styles, how we form relationships and why we come to relate the way we do.  I do this through a systemic way of thinking about people in the context of their families and wider social settings.

To be truly heard and emotionally met where you are can be a powerful and restorative experience for most people.

Practice Description:

I offer an initial 15-minute conversation on the telephone for which there is no charge, as I understand it is a big deal starting therapy, it is important to have a space to ask questions and see if we are the ‘right fit.

My interest and experience is in:

Anxiety & stress,  bereavement & loss, child-related issues, depression, relationship issues, adoption and issues of identity and belonging.

Clients I work with:

  • Adults, groups and organisations

Training, qualifications & experience

Work Experience

I have over 15 years experience of in clinical work. I work in private practice offering, therapy to individuals, groups and supervision.

Previous to this, I have worked in therapy training organisations as a seminar lead and trainer.  I  work with a wide range of people and mental health problems.  


I am a qualified Psychodynamic Psychotherapist and trained at WPF  (Westminster Pastoral Foundation  Also qualified as a Group Supervisor at the IGA (Institute of Group Analysis)  and as a Relationship Counsellor at Relate Institute.


Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

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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.

Accredited register membership

British Psychoanalytic Council

Accredited Register Scheme

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This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

British Psychoanalytic Council


From £55.00 to £65.00
Free initial telephone session

Further information


I offer online, zoom and face-to-face psychotherapy. 

Watford, Hertfordshire, WD17

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults

Key details

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In person

In supervision, I go on the premise that the supervisor and the client are in need of support. The focus is to working and thinking collaboratively.

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Abi Canepa-Anson

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