Ana Martinez-Acobi. Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist and Counsellor. BPC Accred.
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 the exploration of both conscious and unconscious thoughts, feelings, emotions, motivations and patterns of behaviour which have become ingrained within the personality and which continue to have an impact on all aspects of the person's life and relationships.
Whether you are suffering from Depression, Anxiety, Problems at work, with Relationships, or any other type of difficulty, my work as a Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist involves working with whatever may come up in our conversations, with the aim of increasing awareness of oneself and making sense of one's experiences.
The work of psychotherapy is about opening up a life burdened by repetition and restriction into a dimension of exploration, finding out and thereby enabling new possibilities.
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).
I work in both English and Spanish.
Registered / Accredited
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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
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with