Howard Cooper

Howard Cooper

About me

As a psychoanalytically oriented psychotherapist with 35 years of professional experience, I offer a conversational model of psychodynamic work to individuals who are seeking help or understanding about a range of issues: feelings of sadness, anger, depression, confusion, or hopelessness; loss of enthusiasm for life, or work; relationship, sexuality or intimacy difficulties; loss and bereavement; low self-esteem; an inability to form lasting ties of affection with others; blocks in one's creativity or spirituality; fears about ageing, dependence or death - all these human emotions and experiences can be talked about in therapy, and insights gained over time. 

Although I offer short-term work, I have found that an open-ended commitment to the work (by both client and therapist) generates deeper feelings of trust and security. Frequency of sessions will depend on individual circumstances, including time availability and finances: so I work with people between 1 and 5 times a week.

I have also been a training therapist for nearly 30 years and work with counselling and psychotherapy trainees from a variety of training organisations: I also offer supervision for therapists, counsellors, and for others who value psychodynamic insights into their professional work.

Fees: My regular fee range is between £70 and £65 but I have some flexibility depending on circumstances and your financial situation.

Training, qualifications & experience

Training Organisation: Association for Group and Individual Psychotherapy (AGIP), qualified 1983

Training therapist for psycho-analytic psychotherapists and psychodynamic counsellors.

UKCP Registered Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist.

BACP listed.

BAPPS registered (British Association for Psychoanalaytic and Psychodynamic Supervision)

MA (with Distinction), Creative Writing and Critical Theory, Sussex University (2004)

Fellow, & Hon. Fellow, Leo Baeck College, London.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited


Accredited register membership


Fees: My regular fee range is between £70 and £65 but I have some flexibility depending on circumstances and your financial situation.

Maps & Directions

Barnet, EN5

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: No
Face to face counselling: Yes
Home visits: No

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None


Accessibility information
Wheelchair access: Unspecified


I have daytime sessions available Monday- Friday. My full fee is £70, with concessions depending on frequency of sessions and your circumstances