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Nissa McLean MA, BSc., PGDip.

London, N1
02072268939 02072268939 07949741564 07949741564 Registered / Accredited

About me

I am a qualified Psychodynamic Counsellor registered with the British Psychoanalytic Council, with a private practice in London N1.

Over 12 years in the mental health charity sector, I gained valuable experience in mental health Advocacy, community support and facilitation and a deeper understanding of the individual impact of psychological distress.

In my capacity as a Psychodynamic Counsellor, I have worked with people in emotional crises due, for example, to low self-esteem, relationship difficulties, anxiety, depression, bereavement and loss and obsessional thoughts and behaviours.

My aim is for clients to develop a deeper understanding of their difficulties within a relational context, including the impact of developmental and environmental factors, towards the processing of difficult feelings, such as anger, shame and guilt; to build on the capacity for positive life-affirming experience, enabling individuals to re-claim or discover their potential.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a qualified Psychodynamic Counsellor, accredited with the British Psychoanalytic Council: Registration Number 17122. (Please see general information about me and my service - above)

I am a Psychodynamic Counsellor working in private practice in Islington.

BPC Registration No: 17122

The areas in which I work center around emotional distress in relation to: anxiety; depression; relationship breakdown; loss and bereavement; repetitive thoughts and behaviour and difficulties inherent in processing anger, guilt and shame.

My aim is to work with clients to enable a deeper understanding of their difficulties and the context in which they may have arisen, towards a greater capacity for positive, life affirming experience.

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.


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

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

  • Psychoanalytical and psychodynamic
  • Psychodynamic therapy


My counselling fee is between £60 and £80.

Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers
  • Low income
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Unemployed

Further information

My practice is in a convenient location, with good train and bus links. Street parking using an online payment system, is available.

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language
Other languages None


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


Please email me a brief summary of the difficulties you are currently facing, along with your contact details, so that I may initially call you to arrange a mutually convenient session time.

Types of client

Older adults
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Nissa McLean MA, BSc., PGDip.

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