Dr John Moulder-Brown

Dr John Moulder-Brown



About me

I am a counselling psychologist, and I provide intensive short-term dynamic psychotherapy (ISTDP). ISTDP is an evidence-based approach, designed to help you achieve a comprehensive and lasting resolution of your emotional problems.

We are all motivated to have loving, intimate relationships, and to be fulfilled in our lives. However, to some degree, we all learn to unconsciously block the full range of our feelings with destructive defences. These include dismissing and minimising emotions and anxiety, compliance/pleasing, negative thought processes such as worry, self-blame and perfectionism, and behaviours like passivity, addictions and self-harm.

ISTDP has its roots in psychodynamic psychotherapy and, therefore, places a strong emphasis on identifying, understanding the origin of, and stopping the defences that cause you suffering and limit the emotional intimacy you experience with yourself and in your relationships.

ISTDP is unique in its moment-to-moment monitoring and regulation of physiological anxiety symptoms, for example muscular tension, dry mouth, changes in body temperature, nausea, jelly (weak legs), foggy thinking, blurred vision, ringing ears and dissociation. This focus helps to assure that your therapy proceeds at the right pace and moves in the right direction. Further, it is an important part of becoming the expert on your own internal experience, and learning to become your own therapist.

Please find further information about ISTDP on my website.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a chartered counselling psychologist. My private practice is in Central London, and I also work at the Priory Hospital in North London. I have previously worked in the NHS in both primary and secondary care settings.

Counselling Psychology is a protected profession. I am registered with the British Psychological Society (BPS) and the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC), which both have a code of ethics and complaints procedures.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited



£80 per 60 minute session. Please contact me by phone or email, to answer any questions you may have or to arrange a session.

Maps & Directions

London, W1W 7LF

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: German

Types of client

Young people
Older adults