About me

I am able to offer a safe and confidential space to explore and better understand your emotional life and relationships. I have a psychoanalytically informed view and an attachment focus, helping you explore how the past might be influencing your life now and supporting you in finding new ways forwards. I usually offer long-term / open-ended therapy, but can offer shorter term contracts in certain circumstances. At the moment I am working exclusively online, and mostly with individuals.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a UKCP-registered attachment-based psychoanalytic psychotherapist and an Italian-trained dramatherapist. Prior to these clinical trainings, I obtained a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology & Drama (South Africa) as well as other postgraduate training in Social Science (UK) focused in the area of bereavement. I have been working clinically with individuals and groups since 2013 in private practice, the non-profit (charity) sector and the prison service. Most recently, I have been working in the NHS as a perinatal psychotherapist.

I am committed to developing my skills through ongoing supervision & further training, as well as staying up-to-date by attending therapeutically relevant CPD opportunities.

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.

UKCP

UK Council for Psychotherapy

The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) is a leading professional body for the education, training and regulation of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors. Its register is accredited by the government's Professional Standards Authority.

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

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.

Fees

Concessions offered for

  • Students
  • Unemployed

Additional information

I operate a sliding scale and offer some low cost places when possible.

£50 - £70

Availability

I do currently have some spaces available for new clients.

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Families
Groups

Languages offered

Italian

Andrea Graf

Andrea Graf