M. Lorena Dolan-Chandler

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MA, PG.Dip, UKCP | Systemic, Family and Couples Therapist
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London E17 & E8
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

Are you feeling unsettled by a change in your life? Stressed? Feeling stuck and lost?

I'm a Systemic and Family Therapist with 20 years of experience. I offer individual and couples counselling; I also work with families.

Changes come in all forms; you might be entering a different stage in life like becoming a parent, menopause, facing retirement or even separation; you might be dealing with a planned change like migration or with an unplanned situation in your life. We may develop ways of dealing with these challenges that may, inadvertently, cause us anxiety, low mood, low self-esteem, and relationship difficulties. I’m here to help you navigate this and find new ways.

Whilst working together we may look into patterns and narratives that are repetitive, we will think about communication in your relationships. I will help you think about how some of your early experiences might also be contributing to where you are now, but we will mainly focus on the present. We will identify the resources you already have; explore the areas you want to work on in therapy and hopefully develop new ways. I value diversity so I will aim to help you find answers that make sense to your personal beliefs, values, and identity.

I currently offer online therapy only and can offer sessions in both English and Spanish. You are welcome to book a 15-minute initial online video meeting, so we speak and see if the way that I work suits you.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a registered UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) Systemic and Family Psychotherapist.

I originally became a Licensed Psychologist in Argentina, my country of origin, and then obtained a master’s degree in Systemic and Family therapy at the Tavistock and Portman Foundation Trust in London, UK. In the UK I have worked in the NHS and Local Authorities.

I also hold a Postgraduate Certificate in Parenting and have been involved in research regarding parenting at King’s College. I delivered parenting programmes in the community and one on one parenting support. I have experience in supporting parents of children with neurodiversity as I was a member of an NHS team that carried neurodiversity assessments, diagnosis and post diagnosis parental support.


2003 - Licensed Psychologist, University of Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires, Argentina

2009 - Postgraduate Certificate Theory and Practice of Parenting, De Montfort University, Leicester, United Kingdom

2010 - Post Graduate Diploma in Systemic Practice with Families and Couples, Institute of Family Therapy, London, United Kingdom

2011 - Advanced Certificate in Systemic Practice with Families and Couples, Institute of Family Therapy, London, United Kingdom

2019 - MA in Systemic Psychotherapy, The Tavistock and Portman, London, United Kingdom

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP)

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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UK Council for Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with


Therapies offered


£80.00 - £100.00

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Students
  • Unemployed
  • Refugees

Additional information

  • Individual Sessions (60 mins) £80
  • Couples Therapy (60 mins) £90
  • Family Therapy (60 mins) £100

Sliding Scale: Yes

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Please note I currently only work online

Type of session


Types of client

Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

Key details

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M. Lorena Dolan-Chandler
M. Lorena Dolan-Chandler