Luca D'Avanzo

London, SW7
07803616743 07803616743 Registered / Accredited

About me

I am a Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist, trained at the Tavistock Clinic in NW3. The core of my approach is psychoanalytic. My aim is to look beneath the surface of behaviours and relationships to try and understand the root causes, thereby freeing up a child, adolescent or family to start experiencing life differently.

If you would like to know more about psychoanalytic psychotherapy with children and adolescent then please visit the website of The Association of Child Psychotherapists:

The issues that I work with include depression, stress, anxiety, distress arising from divorced/separated parents, low-esteem and self-harming behaviours. I work with young people up to the age of 25.

I can offer appointments in the day and in the evenings from my practice in SW7, 2 mins walk from Gloucester Road tube. If I am not able to answer your call, I will respond promptly to your message.

Training, qualifications & experience

2008-2012:Tavistock Clinic, NW3. Professional Masters in Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy.

2008-2012: Trainee Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist at Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS/NHS) at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital.

2012-2014: Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist at Violet Melchett NHS CAMHS, SW3.

2014-2017: Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist at Westminster NHS CAMHS.

2012-present: Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist in private practice, London, SW7.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.


Association of Child Psychotherapists

The ACP is the registering body for NHS trained Child and Adolescent Psychotherapists. ACP members undergo a minimum 6 year training; two years at Masters level then 4 years full-time clinical in the NHS qualifying in a Doctorate Level course. Full members are able to work with neonates, mothers & babies, parents & toddlers, primary school age children & adolescents. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.


British Psychoanalytic Council

The British Psychoanalytic Council (BPC) is a professional association, representing the profession of psychoanalytic psychotherapy.

The organisation is itself made up of fourteen member organisations and BPC accredits the trainings of its member organisations. An individual who qualifies from one of these trainings is then eligible for entry into the BPC's register.

BPC registrants are governed by a code of ethics, a policy of continuing professional development, a statement on confidentiality and a complaints procedure. The BPC is a Member Society of the European Federation for Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy in the Public Sector (EFPP). Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

British Psychoanalytic Council

Accredited Register Scheme

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

Therapies offered

  • Psychoanalytical and psychodynamic


Fees can be discussed on the phone or by email.

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language
Other languages None


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


I can offer evening and daytime appointments

Types of client

Young people
Luca D'Avanzo

Luca D'Avanzo