About me

For the last twelve years I have been helping my clients to work through a wide spectrum of psychological difficulties, from anxiety and depression, to difficulties that can affect interpersonal relationships. I am also experienced in helping patients with more debilitating psychological difficulties that have had a severe impact on the quality of their lives.

Exploring past experience, and current thoughts and feeling, the psychoanalytic therapeutic approach aims to bring unconscious patterns of relating and perceiving into consciousness. Through a dedication to the process I am able to help my patients to gain insight, to feel more integrated, and to find ways to move forward. The intensity of the treatment varies from between once a week and four times a week, depending on what the client is able to manage and what seems appropriate.

I work in a quiet, safe and confidential environment. The front entrance has a keypad for easy access. There is a large confortable waiting area with a water cooler. The consulting room is located ten minutes walk from Westbourne Park tube station and 15 minutes walk from Maida Vale.

For an initial consultation I charge £60. For ongoing treatment I have a sliding scale; charging between £60-£110, depending on what is affordable and the number of sessions per week.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a qualified Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist. I am an accredited member of the British Psychoanalytic Council (BPC), a member of the British Psychotherapy Foundation and an accredited member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP Accred). I also have a MSc in Psychotherapy and until recently had a teaching post on the MSc psychotherapy training course at Birkbeck University. I have nine years of NHS clinical experience working with a variety of psychological difficulties, and currently work privately and in the public sector. I have many years of experience managing risk and liaising with other services when additional support is required.

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

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 is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.

Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.

All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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.


Additional information

£50 - £100 per session (Sliding scale)


I currently have session times available


Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Giles Godwin

Giles Godwin