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Psychodynamic Supervisor, Psychotherapist & Group Analyst

About me

Diana Kinder M.Inst.GA, MBACP (Accred.) BPF

Qualified Individual Psychotherapist, Group Analyst, Couples Therapist, Supervisor

With over 35 years of therapeutic practice, I have extensive experience of working with people from all walks of life. I offer a warm and non judgemental approach to those who are seeking both a relief from their symptoms and a wish to understand themselves better.  The relationship between myself and the client can act as a catalyst for exploring unresolved conflicts and old patterns of behaviour that can bring relief.

Supervision – I work as a supervisor to both individual and group therapists who bring their case material for discussion using the psychodynamic model of understanding, i.e. the relationship between the client and the therapist.

Call or email me today to arrange an initial consultation to consider the best way forward.


I have extensive experience of working with people from all walks of life.

My Approach

The relationship that develops between the client and therapist is of primary importance and can lead to understanding and change.   Difficulties in the present can often be a result of earlier life experiences and unresolved conflicts. Psychological problems can also express themselves through physical illness.  Broken relationships can be a continuing source of great unhappiness. Through discussion and interaction in a reliable and confidential space, new ways of thinking and relating emerge.


The initial consultation of 90 minutes is an important first step which gives an opportunity to discuss the current issues, a chance to consider how childhood experiences may impact on the present and an opportunity to consider the best way forward. This may be short term work of anything between six to twenty four sessions depending on need.  A regular time of day is negotiated. The initial consultation can stand alone and does not involve a further commitment.


I offer a reliable and regular opportunity for therapists or a group of therapists, to bring their case load for discussion and support, using the psychodynamic model. A new dimension and ideas can emerge through seeing the situation in a new light. Supervision provides space for reflection and learning.

Training, qualifications & experience

My training

In service training with the National Marriage Guidance Council (now Relate) working with couples/case discussion groups.

Diploma in Counselling with South West London College

Completed the Qualifying Course with the Institute of Group Analysis (which required having twice a week group therapy for 4 years) and graduated from the IGA in 1991.  Ran analytic group for 25 years.

1989/2003 - Worked with the Westminster Pastoral Foundation, running groups for students in training and acted as supervisor for the WPF Group Psychotherapy Course.

Trained in a more intensive way with individuals and graduated with the British Psychotherapy Foundation in 1999 as a psychoanalytic psychotherapist.

Currently - besides individual clients, I supervise students weekly on the IGA Qualifying Course both on an individual basis and in a group format.


  • Member Institute of Group Analysis
  • MBACP Senior Accredited
  • British Psychotherapy Foundation

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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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 Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy


Additional information


£70 – initial consultation of 60 minutes

£60 -£70 individual sessions of 50 minutes

£65 for individual supervision 50 minutes

Group supervision – fees subject to negotiation

When I work

Tuesday Wednesday and Thursday - 8am to 6pm

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults


In person

Achieved accredited supervisory status with UKCP through the "grandparenting scheme".

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