About me

The counselling I offer is called psychodynamic psychotherapy.  It centers on early life experiences and how they affect your relationships, behaviors and feelings now. My approach allows for a space to be able to think together about these things and what impacts on them and makes them more challenging. We can work together to find patterns and life experiences, in the moment, that will give us answers as to why. The therapy I give allows you to find clarity in the confusion and provide a space for us to face this challenge together.

Training, qualifications & experience

I have 24 years experience in mental health within the NHS as a mental health nurse and 8 years experience in psychodynamic therapy. I am a fully qualified intercultural psychodynamic psychotherapist registered with the British Psychoanalytic Council and a individual member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists.   I trained as a psychodynamic psychotherapist at the Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust.   Following qualification I worked there for an additional 4 years as a specialist practitioner in psychoanalytical psychotherapy with a special interest in early trauma and attachment.

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.

BPC

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.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

General life dissatisfaction and unhappiness.  Relational difficulties.

Therapies offered

  • Group therapy
  • Psychoanalytical and psychodynamic
  • Psychodynamic therapy

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Fees

From £60.00 to £80.00
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors

EAP/Health Insurance Providers

  • Aviva
  • Vitality

Additional information

Please ask for fees as these do vary dependent on your circumstances and the service I offer.

I am an approved provider of Vitality and Aviva insurance.

Availability

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Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

I currently have availability

Further information

Why did I choose this type of therapy?

I chose psychodynamic psychotherapy because of the potential for a depth of understanding for people of their problems and what might be going on. It allows also for creativity and a sense of a journey travelled with the individual in a safe and secure environment that allows them to truly reach into themselves knowing there is someone with them and that they will be kept safe. Psychodynamic psychotherapy also looks into people’s past in an often dynamic way that allows for real time history to play out in the room with the therapist and I found this way of working provided a more meaningful understanding for the patient. I have always felt that human connection is important but not always available for everyone for a lot of complicated reasons whereas this therapy provides that opportunity for it to develop and to bear fruit.

Currently I work face to face and online.

London
N3

Central London
London
W1W

Type of session

In person
Online

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Groups
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

DBS checked

Online currently with some availability at Margaret street. Margaret street practice is not accessible for wheelchairs and is located up a number of stairs.

Online platforms

Whatsapp
Zoom

Supervision

In person supervision
Online supervision
Telephone supervision

Although I do not have a recognized qualification in supervision I do have extensive experience in both psychodynamic psychotherapy and psychoanalytic psychotherapy.

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Alan Archibald

Alan Archibald