Isabella Ryder

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Psychodynamic Therapist, MBACP
Available for new clients
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London SW1V & SW8
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

I work in Pimlico, Battersea and online specialising in psychodynamic therapy. I offer both evening and daytime sessions.

This sort of therapy is based in the knowledge that none of us is fully aware of our patterns in behaviour, ways of thinking, and our emotional responses, and that with the help of a qualified therapist we can gain an insight into these patterns, greater understanding of who we are and bring about the change we want to see in our lives. It might be that you’ve been experiencing distressing mental states such as depressive or anxious thoughts, or perhaps you simply have a sense that something isn’t quite right and that something needs to change. In our weekly 50 minute sessions, we will talk about whatever is on your mind – how you’re feeling, what you’re thinking, and we will explore these together, building up a picture of who you are. It is through exploring your mind with curiosity and care that we can begin to relieve your symptoms and move you towards how you would like to be in the world.

I am a qualified and experienced therapist, and am a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy, but the most important thing about finding a therapist is finding someone who fits with you, and who you feel you could come to trust. If that sounds like something you’re interested in exploring please send me an email and I will set up an initial consultation, or you can read more on my website (see link above). I also offer a free introductory call to discuss what you are looking for. Please send me an email if that's something you would like to set up. I look forward to meeting you. 

I offer online sessions for members of the LGBTQIA+ community who are not able to access affirmative face-to-face therapy. 

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling and Therapy in the Community, The Manor House Centre for Psychotherapy and Counselling (BACP and BPC accredited training course)
  • Masters Degree in Philosophy, University of Bristol
  • Undergraduate Degree in Philosophy, Politics and Economics, University of Oxford

Member organisations

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

Therapies offered

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£90.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Students
  • Unemployed

Additional information

My standard fee is £90 per session. However, I do offer a number of reduced- fee spaces based on your individual circumstances. Please let me know if you have any questions about fees as I am happy to discuss.

When I work

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Pimlico Psychotherapists and Counsellors, 6A Bessborough Street, Pimlico, London, SW1V 3SG

4 St Joseph Street, London, SW8 4DN

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Adults (25-64)

Key details

Wheelchair user access
Wheelchair user access

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Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Battersea location is step free.

Isabella Ryder
Isabella Ryder