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About me

I am a psychoanalyst in private practice, located in Bloomsbury London (WC1B). I work in English, French and Czech.

There are many reasons why someone might decide to see a psychoanalyst. You may be facing an unexpected life situation that you find difficult to cope with (separation, bereavement, illness, redundancy) or are struggling with painful and disturbing feelings such as sadness, anger or anxiety.

There are no ‘good’ or ‘bad’ reasons: psychoanalysis is an invitation to speak — not only about what worries and troubles us, but simply about the things that matter.

Instead of ready-made answers or advice, it offers a safe space free from judgement, where you can learn to listen to yourself and be heard without preconceptions. By doing so, you can come to a better understanding of who you are and what prevents you from leading a richer and more fulfilling life.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a member of the Centre for Freudian Analysis and Research in London and of the Cercle Freudien in Paris.

I hold a Doctorate in Psychoanalysis and Clinical Psychopathology from the University of Paris Diderot and a PhD in History of Consciousness from the University of California, Santa Cruz.

I have worked in mental health institutions in both France and the UK, including the East London NHS Foundation Trust and the Islington MIND.

I am accredited as a psychotherapist by the UK Council for Psychotherapy and abide by its Code of Ethics.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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UK Council for Psychotherapy

The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) is a leading professional body for the education, training and regulation of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors. Its register is accredited by the government's Professional Standards Authority.

As part of its commitment to protect the public, it works to improve access to psychotherapy, to support and disseminate research, to improve standards and to respond effectively to complaints against its members.

UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

UK Council for 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.

Therapies offered

  • Psychoanalysis
  • Psychoanalytic therapy
  • Psychodynamic therapy


I charge £70 for the initial consultation. Fees for ongoing treatment will be discussed should we decide to work together. I offer a limited number of reduced-fee treatment places (£45, daytime only).

I have a 24h cancellation policy.

Further information

For further information, please go to my website: http://valendinova.com.

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language
Other languages French and Czech


Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

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.

Wheelchair user access

Types of client



Kristina Valendinova

Kristina Valendinova