About me

I am an experienced psychotherapist working both in private practice and in an NHS setting. I have more than fifteen years of experience in various adult psychiatric settings. I work within the psychodynamic and psychoanalytic frameworks. I offer open-ended therapy working longer term and in depth with adults.

I look at mental life from a developmental perspective, bringing together an understanding of the past with the present, such that patterns of behaviours, feelings and relationships can be explored together and understood, with the view of getting a better understanding of oneself in order for us to help to improve your mental health. I have experience working with clients from different cultural background. Together we will explore how you feel and what you feel you need.

I have experience working with a very wide range of psychological conditions including depression, anxiety, suicidality, eating disorders, self-harm, personality disorders, psychotic states of mind and intergenerational trauma.

I trained at the Tavistock Centre where I completed a MA in psychodynamic psychotherapy, followed by a two-year qualifying postgraduate course in psychodynamic psychotherapy at WPF.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Post Graduate Diploma in Psychodynamic Theory and Practice (UKCP and BPC accredited), WPF Therapy
  • MA Psychodynamic Psychotherapy , The Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust
  • BSc Occupational Therapy, Brunel University, London
  • BA Sociology, Goldsmiths, University of London, London  

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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BPC

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.

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

British Psychoanalytic Council

Accredited Register Scheme

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39A Belsize Lane
London
NW3 5AS

Berkley Lodge
Berkley Grove
Primrose Hill
London
NW1 8XY

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Bonita Mendel

Bonita Mendel