Anne McKay, Chartered Clinical Psychologist, Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist, DIT
I am a senior clinical psychologist in psychoanalytic psychotherapy. I have years of experience helping people with anxiety and depression, and have a deep understanding of the experiences which can contribute to emotional stress.
Assessment consultation: 1-2 meetings to think about your difficulties and to think about what treatment would be most helpful.
Clinical Psychology: short interventions for anxiety, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder, work stress, and anxiety in relationships
Dynamic Interpersonal Therapy: a 16 session model to improve depression and anxiety symptoms where there is a clear link with the symptoms and feeling anxious about relationships. The focus is understanding and improving current relationships with family, friends and colleagues (see link: http://www.d-i-t.org/)
Psychodynamic therapy: an open-ended therapy allowing for exploration of interpersonal issues. This can be helpful when other therapies have failed to address the core dynamics of longer-term or recurrent depression and anxiety - see link
Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy: two to three times per week intensive therapy
A Mentalisation- Based Therapy intervention for people experiencing difficulties with strong feelings in relationships The sessions help with understanding emotions and working out how to manage them when feeling under stress. See link: https://tavistockandportman.nhs.uk/care-and-treatment/treatments/mentalisation-based-therapy/)
I have specialist experience working with perinatal mental health and parenting issues.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a Chartered Clinical Psychologist with the BPS.
Other qualifications include:
- Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy (Tavistock and Portman NHS Trust)
- Dynamic Interpersonal Therapy (Anna Freud Centre, Tavistock and Portman NHS Trust) (http://www.d-i-t.org/supervisors.php)
- Masters in Consulting to Organisations (UEL, Tavistock and Portman NHS Trust)
- Diploma in Forensic Psychotherapy (UCL, Tavistock and Portman NHS Trust)
- Mentalisation Based Therapy for personality disorder - basic training (Anna Freud Centre)
I have worked in different settings in the NHS for over 20 years, including in psychiatry and community mental health teams. I have offered short-term therapies in the community (GP surgeries and an IAPT service). For the past 13 years I have been working in perinatal and parental mental health in Children's Centres and Adult Psychology, and more recently, in the Maudsley Hospital outpatient perinatal psychotherapy service. I am a supervisor of clinical psychologists and trainee psychotherapists in psychodynamic psychotherapy
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.
Health and Care Professions Council
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British Psychological Society
British Psychological Society
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
I offer a sliding scale, depending on the frequency and type of therapy. Individual therapy fees for once-weekly work range from £70- £100 per session. Some low fee sessions are available for students or those wanting to attend more frequently than once a week - please enquire about these if you are interested.
I offer supervision in Clinical and Counselling Psychology and Dynamic Interpersonal Therapy.