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About me

I am a psychodynamic psychotherapist working in South London. My experience is of working with issues including, depression, anxiety, childhood trauma, self-harm, low self-esteem, bereavement, relationship difficulties and issues around impulsivity.

How therapy can help

Life is rarely straightforward and it's not always easy to untangle problems on your own.

Sometimes what has happened in the past can affect how we deal with things in the present. Psychotherapy helps us identify unhelpful patterns and think about different ways of looking at our lives. Exploring issues in conversation with someone else can lead to shifts in how we respond to others and to events.

What can you expect in a session

Sessions are 50 minutes long and at regular intervals. You will be encouraged to talk about whatever is on your mind and to bring up feelings and thoughts for us to look at together. Sometimes we will make links between current issues and past experiences. By looking at what you might not be consciously aware of we can develop new insights that can help you to move forward.

Whatever your reason for seeking therapy I offer a safe, confidential space where we can think together about behaviours and patterns that may feel stuck and repetitive.

Training, qualifications & experience

I have a Masters in the psychodynamics of human development and have trained as a psychodynamic psychotherapist at the Tavistock.

As well as a private practice I have worked, for a number of years, as a psychotherapist within the NHS.

I am registered with the BPC (British Psychoanalytic Council) and the Tavistock Society of Psychotherapists. Before training as a psychotherapist, I worked in design and publishing.

My work adheres to the BPC code of ethics.

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.


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.

Therapies offered

  • Psychoanalytical and psychodynamic
  • Psychodynamic therapy


Sessions are GBP70

I sometimes have low fee places so it is worth getting in touch to inquire.

email me here or telephone 07765432816

Further information

I currently offer Zoom sessions and consultations. When we are able to meet face to face will take place in South London and will be accessible by both tube and bus.

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language
Other languages None


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


I have a range of daytime and evening appointments available.

Types of client

Older adults
Alice Saywood, Psychotherapist - BPC (Registered)

Alice Saywood, Psychotherapist - BPC (Registered)