About me

I offer relational psychodynamic, CBT, DBT and CFT. I specialise in teenagers, women in the perinatal period, and relationship aspects but I am happy to work with various issues.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • BSc Psychology - 2:1
  • MSc Health Psychology
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Play Therapy
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Studies
  • Trainee Doctor of Counselling Psychology - due to graduate 2021/2022

I have over 17 years of experience working with women in the perinatal time, that is the time from pregnancy until the child is 1-2 years old.

I have 11 years of experience working with children, teenagers and families.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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Health and Care Professions Council

The HCPC are an independent, UK-wide health regulator. They set standards of professional training, performance and conduct for 16 professions.

They keep a register of health professionals who meet their standards, and they take action if registered health professionals fall below those standards. They were created by a piece of legislation called the Health Professions Order 2001.

Registration means that a health professional meets national standards for their professional training, performance and conduct.

Therapies offered

  • Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT)
  • Cognitive and behavioural therapies
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Compassion-Focused Therapy
  • Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT)
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Mindfulness
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Play therapy
  • Psychoanalytical and psychodynamic


Additional information

£35 for the initial consultation and £60 a session thereafter. I have some concessionary sessions for students or those on a low income. 


Type of session

In person
Elspeth Pontin

Elspeth Pontin