Paolo De Luca

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Psychodynamic Psychotherapist - Reg. BACP and BPC
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

Morden, Merton, SM4 6QW
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

I am a Psychodynamic Psychotherapist offering individual therapy for adults of all ages. I provide a private, supportive and non-judgemental space for you to think and speak about your concerns.

I work for the NHS and in private practice with clients from different backgrounds and presenting with a variety of issues, including low self-esteem, anxiety and depression, loss and bereavement, relationship or family issues, traumatic experiences, life-stage crisis, panic attacks, sexual abuse, low self-esteem, sexuality, personality disorder.

Throughout psychotherapy, you will have the opportunity to raise issues that are currently on your mind and to explore underlying matters and themes, some of which you may not be completely aware. I will listen to you closely and will work with you to uncover the difficult areas of your life, and to think about things you might not ordinarily think about. My purpose is to support people to make positive changes and to reach their full potential in their lives, through gaining awareness and self-confidence and allowing healthier and happier ways of living.

I offer open/ended psychotherapy, depending on your needs and how we agree to work together.

Also, I offer therapy both in English and Italian and online sessions. All this can be discussed at an initial consultation.

Training, qualifications & experience

I hold an MA in ‘Foundations of Psychodynamic Psychotherapy’, an MSc in Clinical Psychology, and a Post-Graduate diploma in Counselling.

I am a member of the TSP (Tavistock Society for Psychotherapist). I am registered with the BPC (British Psychoanalytic Council - membership number: 22693) and with the BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy - membership number: 387640) and adhere to their code of ethics.

I attend regular clinical supervision and engage in Continuing Professional Development.

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 (BPC)

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.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Psychoanalytic Council
Accredited Register Scheme

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British Psychoanalytic Council

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£60.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Additional information

Initial consultation £60

Fees for Psychotherapy £60

All sessions last for 50 mins

Some concessions available

The sessions are usually and the same time and day (on Tuesdays and Fridays) every week. It is very important to attend therapy with regularity in order to be effective.

I also understand that may be times when this is not possible and I am happy to be flexible and to find an alternative time with you.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

I practice on Tuesdays, Fridays and Thursday afternoons. Time depends on the current availability.

Further information

We all have moments in which we feel vulnerable in the stressful world of nowadays. Life is challenging and most of us has experienced how it can become overwhelming. There are moments in life when we may look at our problems as without solutions and asking for help as meaningless. And so we keep going along with things as they are.This might involve difficult events, such as unexpected changes in the professional and personal life, bereavements, the loss of someone important, or illnesses.

At the same time, we can face more general struggles, like loneliness, low mood, anxiety, depression, without clearly understanding why this is happening to us.

Psychotherapy is an opportunity to face the issues that are currently preoccupying you, to explore and to speak about the inherent matters and themes. Throughout your sessions, you will be able to gain a better understanding of yourself and your problems, and to discover new healthier and happier ways of facing them.

DeLucaPsychotherapy, 79 Canterbury Road, Morden, Merton, SM4 6QW

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

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Paolo De Luca
Paolo De Luca