Claire Slater MSc MBACP (Accred.) Bupa Recognised Practitioner

Claire Slater MSc MBACP (Accred.) Bupa Recognised Practitioner

About me

Central London - Marylebone - Camden - Primrose Hill

Psychotherapist, Psychodynamic Counselling, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Dynamic Interpersonal Therapy (DIT)

Private Mental Health Practitioner

Therapist specialising in Psychodynamic, Cognitive Behavioural and Dynamic Interpersonal Therapies. I work with clients of all ages. I have extensive experience of working in organisational settings, NHS mental health care units and private practice.
I provide an assessment service that may include referral to other psychotherapists for specialised work or to consultant psychiatrists.

BACP Accreditation
BACP Registration
British Psychoanalytic Council - Accredited DIT practitioner

AVIVA Provider
BUPA Provider
PMI Health group
Simplyhealth Treatment Provider
WPA Medical Provider

I am covered by Professional Civil Liability Insurance.

Training, qualifications & experience

BACP Accreditation British Association of Counselling & Psychotherapy
BPC-accredited DIT practitioner
 British Psychoanalytic Council

MSc Psychodynamic Counselling Birkbeck, University of London

Post-Qualifying Certificate in CBT Westminster Pastoral Foundation
Postgraduate Diploma in Theory in Psychodynamic Counselling Enfield Counselling Service, Westminster Pastoral Foundation

Additional training:
Dynamic Interpersonal Therapy UCL Program at Anna Freud Centre
Working with Young People's Consultation Service (YPCS) The Tavistock and Portman NHS Trust

Working in organisational settings and private practice
Psychological Therapist NHS
- Chase Farm Hospital, Enfield Complex Care Team, Mental Health NHS Trust
- St Ann's Hospital, Halliwick Centre, Mental Health NHS Trus
Psychodynamic Counsellor/Therapist
- Highgate Counselling Service, Member of Staff
- University of Westminster Counselling Service, Student Counsellor
- Young People's Consultation Service, The Tavistock and Portman NHS Trust, Consultant
CBT Therapist
- Westminster Pastoral Foundation, CBT Therapist

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited


Accredited register membership


  • Free initial 10 - minute no-obligation telephone consultation for new clients.

Open-ended therapy £80
Other therapies such as CBT and DIT to be discussed at consultation
I am able to offer evening and weekend sessions.

Further information

Main client groups:

Young People, Adult, Midlife,Later Life

Psychotherapy and Counselling:

  • Anxiety; Alcoholism; Alcohol misuse and abuse
  • Bereavement
  • Coping with life stages (adolescent, adult, midlife, later life)
  • Depression
  • Drug misuse and abuse
  • Low self confidence
  • Low self esteem
  • Relationship issues
  • Stress
  • Work issues (poor performance at work, role change, new job, redundancy, retirement, promotion)

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)

  • Self management skills for mood disorders
  • Alcohol misuse and abuse
  • Anxiety
  • Bereavement
  • Depression
  • Drug misuse and abuse
  • Exams and studying
  • Health anxiety
  • Lack of assertivenes
  • Low self confidence
  • Low self esteem
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Panic attacks
  • Phobias
  • Procrastination
  • Stress
  • Work related issues
  • (role change, new job, redundancy, retirement, promotion, student counselling)

Dynamic Interpersonal Therapy (D.I.T.) is a brief, 16 sessions therapy model developed in recent years by a team of renowned psychoanalysts at the Anna Freud Centre and the Tavistock Clinic. The approach is aimed at helping people who suffer from mild to moderate anxiety and depression. It encourages exploration of current and past relationships within a structured setting.

The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) guidelines for depression state that brief psychodynamic therapy is one option that can be considered for depressed patients.

' Let’s not forget that the little emotions are the great captains
of our lives, and that we obey them without knowing it .'
                                                                                                      Vincent Van Gogh

Maps & Directions

London, NW1 6QB

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: No
Face to face counselling: Yes
Home visits: No

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None


Accessibility information
Wheelchair access: Unspecified


I am also able to offer evening and weekend sessions.

Types of client

Young people
Older adults