Ana Valea

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UKCP Reg. Psychodynamic Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist
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London, N16 0DP
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About me

I am a qualified psychoanalytic psychodynamic psychotherapist working in private practice with individual adults for the last 20 years.  I am registered with the UKCP. In conjunction with my private practice, I offer assessments for psychotherapy, and clinical supervision. I am able to offer sessions both in person and remotely via Zoom, Skype, FaceTime or Telephone.

Reasons for seeking therapy

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My background

As a graduate psychologist, I began my professional life working with people experiencing severe mental health problems. I undertook further training in psychoanalytic psychodynamic psychotherapy, qualifying in 2002. Alongside my private practice I also run a residential therapeutic community (TA) for individuals living with various forms of emotional distress.

Areas of work

Some of the difficulties that I have worked with in my psychotherapy practice include: Relationship difficulties, Gender identity, anxiety, depersonalisation, derealisation, depression, low self-esteem, borderline personality disorder, abuse of many kinds, eating disorders, self-harm, trauma of many kinds, sexuality, loss and bereavement.

Training, qualifications & experience

1993-1996 BSc Psychology with Women Studies.

1997-2002 Psychoanalytic Psychodynamic Psychotherapist.

Proficiency in Psychoanalytic Supervision awarded by The Guild of Psychotherapists.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP)

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As part of its commitment to protect the public, it works to improve access to psychotherapy, to support and disseminate research, to improve standards and to respond effectively to complaints against its members.

UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

UK Council for Psychotherapy
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UK Council for Psychotherapy


£65.00 - £85.00
Free initial telephone or online session

Health Insurance/EAP

  • Aviva
  • Axa Health
  • Vitality
  • WPA
  • Cigna

When I work

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Chesholm Road, London, N16 0DP

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

Key details

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The Guild of Psychotherapists - Certificate of Proficiency in Psychoanalytic Supervision.

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