Christina Macadam

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London, W11
Available for new clients
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About me

I am an experienced psychodynamic psychotherapist working with adolescents, young people and families. I work collaboratively to explore and make sense of some of the difficulties that individuals are experiencing and how it might be affecting their behaviour, thoughts or feelings. 

I support adolescents and young adults who may be experiencing a range of emotional, behavioural, social and mental health difficulties, including but not limited to anxiety, depression, bereavement and loss, self-destructive thoughts and low self-esteem. 

I provide a space to bring up whatever feels important or relevant to individuals, and to explore your personal story within a safe, supportive and non-judgemental setting.

Training, qualifications & experience

Since 2015, I’ve worked therapeutically in a variety of settings and with a range of ages. This includes working in a Tier 3 community NHS CAMHS, the third sector, and secondary schools. Currently, I work in private practice and at the Nightingale Hospital.

I completed my clinical training at the Tavistock and Portman NHS Trust, qualifying me to work with children, adolescents, young adults and families. Before this, I did a pre-clinical Masters degree training at the Anna Freud Centre, which provided an in-depth understanding of development from infancy to young adulthood.

​I am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP) and the British Psychoanalytic Council (BPC) and adhere to their strict code of ethics. I am also a member of the Tavistock Society of Psychotherapists (TSP).

Training and Qualification:

MA in Psychological Therapies with Children, Young People and Families - Tavistock and Portman NHS Trust (awarded a distinction)

​MSc in Psychoanalytic Developmental Psychology -  University College London/Anna Freud Centre (awarded a distinction)

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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British Psychoanalytic Council (BPC)

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.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Psychoanalytic Council
Accredited Register Scheme

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British Psychoanalytic Council


Free initial telephone session

Health Insurance/EAP

  • Aviva
  • Vitality

Additional information

As I operate on a sliding fee scale depending on your financial situation and the length of treatment, I'm happy to discuss fees when you contact me.

I am recognised by the following health insurance providers: Healix Health Services, VitaltyHealth, Aviva

Further information

I have a consulting room situated in London in Holland Park, W11. The room is in a quiet residential area, and is secure, confidential and comfortable. I also offer online or telephone sessions. 

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Children (0-12)
Young people (13-17)
Young adults (18-24)

Key details

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In person

I offer clinical supervision for people working therapeutically with children, adolescents and young adults.

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Christina Macadam
Christina Macadam