Dina Lucas

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London NW3 & NW11
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About me

I am a psychodynamic psychotherapist offering in-person therapy in London NW3 (Hampstead) and NW11 (Golders Green). Outside of private practice, I work as a psychotherapist in the Trauma Unit at the Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust. I have had many years of training and experience in treating adults of all backgrounds and with a wide range of issues. 

I offer a safe, confidential and non-judgmental place to talk about whatever is troubling you. We would focus on difficulties you are having in the present and their underlying causes, often from your past. Attention is paid to beliefs and feelings you might not be aware of, but which affect how you feel, behave or engage in relationships.

Starting therapy can feel daunting. The first step is to meet for an initial consultation, typically lasting for 90 minutes, where we think about what has brought you to therapy and you get a feel of what it would be like for us to work together. Further sessions last for 50 minutes and I offer both short-term and open-ended therapy.

Training, qualifications & experience

I trained at the Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust which has an international reputation for excellence.

I am registered with the British Psychoanalytic Council (BPC) and am a member of the Tavistock Society of Psychotherapists (TSP) and the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).

As well as working in the NHS and private practice, I have also worked for other mental health organisations, including charities and helplines.

Prior to my career as a psychotherapist, I worked as an employment lawyer in an international law firm in the City of London.

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

27 Avenue Mansions, 499 Finchley Road, London, Greater London, NW3 7AX

999 Medical & Diagnostic Centre, Finchley Road, London, NW11 7HB

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)