Despina Catselli

Verified Professional Verified Professional
Verified Professional

Every professional displayed on Counselling Directory has been independently verified by our team to ensure they have suitable credentials to practise.

Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist, BPC, UKCP
Unavailable until 29/08/2024

This professional is temporarily unavailable and will not be responding to enquiries until they return.

London, N21
Unavailable until 29/08/2024

This professional is temporarily unavailable and will not be responding to enquiries until they return.

About me

Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy

There comes a time when we realise that speaking with a professional will help us with painful feelings and problems, regardless of whether these originate in our environment or within us. We might have just caught ourselves making the same bad choices or repeating behaviour, despite our best efforts not to do so.

Open ended psychoanalytic psychotherapy provide the space and the time for us to talk about ourselves.

Everything is important in therapy and there is an understanding of how painful emotions can be very difficult to process, not only at the beginning of therapy but also when remembered and reworked.

Initial consultation sessions

Initial consultation sessions will give us a chance to meet and explore why you are seeking therapy at this time in your life. 

They are also an opportunity for me to find out about you and for you to experience how I work. During these initial consultations we will be able to determine if we can work together and how to proceed. 

There is often an anxiety, especially in the beginning, about how long  psychotherapy may take. It is extremely important that these anxieties or wishes are brought to the work and discussed. 

It is important that we have a brief telephone conversation, prior to our first in-person session.

Frequency of sessions

I offer sessions once, twice, or thrice weekly, depending on your needs.

At times, a need for twice or thrice weekly sessions arises either in the initial consultation or during treatment.  I would always discuss this with you and leave it up to you to decide.  Often people experience a wish for more frequent sessions as once weekly might not be enough for the difficulties they might be facing.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a registered Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist and abide by the code of ethics of the British Psychoanalytic Council and the UK Council for Psychotherapy.

I originally qualified as a psychodynamic psychotherapist,  and further trained in psychoanalytic psychotherapy with Wpf Therapy.  

My extensive training has deepened my understanding of the complexity of issues that a person can bring to therapy, and has given me the opportunity to understand the different benefits once weekly psychotherapy or more frequent psychotherapeutic work can bring to each individual.

During my long training I gained valuable clinical experience from working as a psychodynamic psychotherapist in mental health charities and the NHS.

My work has always centred around working with individuals in private practice. 

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 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.

UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP)

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

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.

British Psychoanalytic Council


£70.00 - £80.00

Additional information

Once weekly £70 - £80, per session

Twice/Thrice weekly £55-£65, per session

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

I provide sessions from 7.30am to 7.30pm, Monday to Thursday and Friday mornings.  

It is important that we have a brief telephone conversation prior to our initial consultation sessions.

Further information

My consulting room is within reach of Winchmore Hill, Palmers Green, Grange Park, Southgate and Enfield Town overground and underground stations.

It is accessible by London Transport.

There is ample street parking. Secure motorcycle hooks and a cycle stand are positioned by the entrance of the consulting room.

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

Key details

DBS check

In England and Wales, the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS, formerly known as CRB) carry out criminal records checks for individuals working with vulnerable groups, such as children. To find out more, visit , or contact this professional directly

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.

Despina Catselli
Despina Catselli