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I offer a safe and confidential space to talk about any struggles or concerns, which affect your life. By giving voice to your feelings, and your experience being acknowledged, we can make our way together to find alternative responses to your experience relating to ordinary life. We work at your own pace and I will be open and receptive to what you say.  By becoming aware of your unconscious self and the relationships and attachments you have past and present, you can discover unexpected perspectives and creative ways to renew your capacity to think about and experience yourself.

I offer time limited and open ended psychodynamic counselling and psychotherapy. Please call to arrange an initial exploratory meeting to see how you feel about working with me.

Training, qualifications & experience

MSc Psychodynamic Counselling and Psychotherapy and registered Psychodynamic Counsellor with BPC, Member of BACP.

Psychodynamic therapy tries to help make known your unconscious life  and thinking together about their affects in the here and now. It may mean visiting  earlier relationships and experiences, which have created patterns of internal conflict and unexpressed emotions, which need voicing. By making known your unconscious life, you may find new perspectives emerge about how you feel about yourself and the world around you.

I have diverse experience of working in counselling and therapeutic settings with people and different organisations.

I have particular experience of working with people with depression,  who may have particular feelings of loneliness, isolation, dependency. It is often useful to think about these feelings in the context of early relationships, and how feelings return and emerge in the context of these new life changing circumstances. By reflecting on how these experiences have had an affect, it is possible to find ways through the painful and overwhelming losses of the present.

I have experience working in NHS secondary care, and at the Community Psychotherapy Network, where I have worked with a range of psychological disturbances.

I have also have particular experience working with people, who have dementia and find therapy a useful way of alleviating distress caused by this life changing illness. 

I have worked for over 20 years as an Impact Self defence trainer with the London Centre for Personal Safety, providing personal safety training for a diverse client groups and organisations to develop skills and effective responses to prevent and protect individuals from violence, when they are often at their most fearful and vulnerable. By working in a supportive team, I encourage people to explore and discover their own agency and reduce the fear and impact of violence on their lives.

I spent 10 years working on an outreach programme with refugees to support their physical and mental well-being, by acknowledging medical anxieties and past traumas as well as encouraging their capacity towards exercise and health.

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 Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.

Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.

All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.


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.


From £50.00 to £100.00
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Additional information

I offer a free 15 minute initial consultation by phone 


Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday

I am only accepting work via phone or online at the moment 

Community Psychotherapy Network C.I.C.
15b Old Ford Road
E2 9PL

Type of session


Types of client

Older adults

Key details

DBS check

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Wheelchair user access

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.

At the moment I am not working face to face or making home visits. I am working through the telephone or on-line

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Andrew Blackwood

Andrew Blackwood