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Michelle Dykstra

London W1G & W1W
0207 2990373 0207 2990373 07903 418960 07903 418960 Registered / Accredited

About me

My approach is psychoanalytic, with an emphasis on the meaningful relationship between the patient and the analyst, who curiously engage with the painful problem, symptom, or difficult behaviour. Both client and therapist work together to make valuable improvements to the client’s emotional world, within a stable, consistent setting.

I am the senior psychotherapist at the Portland Practice, a psychotherapy practice in Harley Street, Central London. At the Portland Practice we offer psychotherapy tailored to the individual and private needs of every patient. We spend time carefully considering the most appropriate course of therapy, providing a therapeutic response to avoid conflicting with either work or private concerns.

Training, qualifications & experience

I have been involved in mental health work as a psychoanalytic psychotherapist for over 30 years and I am an accredited member of UKCP. I have worked extensively in the NHS, developing a new model of therapy for treatment of psychotics within the Health Service, and I have worked with various charities, specialising in depression, anger, anxiety, addiction, relationship issues and bereavement.

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.

UKCP

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

  • Couples counselling
  • Group therapy
  • Psychoanalysis
  • Psychoanalytic therapy
  • Psychoanalytical and psychodynamic
  • Psychodynamic therapy

Fees

£100 per session.

Concessions are available for low-income earners and students.

10 Harley Street
London
W1G 9PF

15 Park Crescent Mews East
London
W1W 5AG

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language
Other languages None

Accessibility

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 Unspecified

Availability

Monday-Sunday: 08.00 - 20.00

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Families
Groups

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0207 2990373 0207 2990373

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