About me

I am an experienced Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist in private practice in Swiss Cottage, North West London. I offer in-depth, open-ended psychological work to adults. This involves finding out and increasing awareness about oneself in a relationship of trust and confidentiality.

Whatever the difficulty, the work is about opening up a life burdened by repetition and restriction into a dimension of exploration and discovery thereby enabling new possibilities.

I work in both English and Spanish.

Areas of counselling I deal with:

Whatever difficulty.

Therapies offered:

Psychoanalytical and psychodynamic

Training, qualifications & experience

I have undergone a rigorous training both in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy and Psychodynamic Counselling at the Westminster Pastoral Foundation (WPF). I also hold an Honours Degree in Psychology (BSc) from Goldsmiths’University, London.

I have worked in the field for over twenty years.

I am accredited by The British Psychoanalytic Council (BPC) and the Foundation for Psychotherapy and Counselling (FPC), and am a member of the British Psychological Society (BPS).

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.


Additional information



Available also in the evening

23 College Crescent
Swiss Cottage

Type of session

In person

Types of client


Additional languages


Ana Martinez-Acobi

Ana Martinez-Acobi