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Dr Luca Bosetti PhD, PGDip, UKCP, CPJA, CP-UK

Nottingham NG1 & London NW3
07717 045060 07717 045060 Registered / Accredited

About me

I am a psychoanalyst and psychoanalytic psychotherapist practising in central Nottingham and London.

I offer both short and long-term therapy and I use a flexible and in-depth approach that values individual differences and gives importance to the unique circumstances behind each person's distress and difficulties.

My way of working is suited for clients who are looking for help to find their bearings while going through a time of crisis and/or for clients who wish to examine their life more fully to address issues that have affected them over time.

I often see clients who struggle with anxiety, depression and trauma, compulsive thoughts or actions, addictions, eating disorders and issues about the body, sexuality, identity, love and relationships.

In my practice I focus on how words can be used to untangle key experiences and emotions. The sessions are designed as part of a process where clients can learn to work through the cause of their distress and find new ways of living with others and with themselves.

Training, qualifications & experience

Training and Qualifications:

I trained in psychoanalysis and psychoanalytic psychotherapy with a Lacanian orientation at the Centre for Freudian Analysis and Research (CFAR) in London.

I have a PhD in Psychoanalysis (Nottingham University) and a Postgraduate Diploma in Addiction Psychology and Counselling (London South Bank University).

I am full clinical member of the Centre for Freudian Analysis and Research (CFAR), a full clinical member of the UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP), a member of the Council for Psychoanalysis and Jungian Analysis (CPJA), and a member of the College of Psychoanalysts UK (CP-UK).


I have over a decade of clinical experience in the UK and I have worked with a range of psychiatric, psychological and emotional issues both in private practice and in community mental health services.

From 2010 to 2017 I worked as as an individual and group therapist for apas, a Nottingham based service for clients presenting different types of substance and behavioural addiction.

Between 2013 and 2017 I was service manager for the GamCare counselling service in the East Midlands area and placement coordinator and supervisor for students on psychotherapy placements from the Sherwood Psychotherapy Training Institute and the University of Nottingham.

Since the beginning of the Covid-19 outbreak I have worked as a clinical supervisor for the Psychosis Therapy Project, a face-to-face and online therapy service for clients experiencing psychosis provided by Islington Mind (www.islingtonmind.org.uk).

I also teach regularly in the public seminar programme of the Centre for Freudian Analysis and Research (www.cfar.org.uk) and I have been invited to run training workshops and seminars for different clinical services in London, including the Highbury Counselling Centre, Brixton Mind, and Lambeth and Southwark Mind.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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Federation of Drug and Alcohol Professionals

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FDAP members are bound by a Code of Practice and subject to a Complaints & Disciplinary Procedures.


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

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This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

Therapies offered

  • Psychoanalysis
  • Psychoanalytic therapy
  • Psychoanalytical and psychodynamic
  • Psychodynamic therapy


The fee for the initial consultation is £50.

The fee for ongoing sessions is set during the initial consultation and may vary between £30 and £60 depending on individual circumstances and frequency of sessions.

Missed and cancelled sessions are charged when they are not rearranged.

Further information

Sessions are arranged at regular intervals, generally once or twice a week.

I work in London on Wednesday mornings only.

53 Stoney Street
The Lace Market

4 Marty's Yard
17 Hampstead High Street

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language
Other languages Italian


Wheelchair user access

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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

Young people
Older adults
Dr Luca Bosetti PhD, PGDip, UKCP, CPJA, CP-UK

Dr Luca Bosetti PhD, PGDip, UKCP, CPJA, CP-UK