About me

I offer a safe, non-judgmental and confidential space to:

  • explore past and present experiences
  • create or move  towards a new future
  • enable and facilitate individual growth
  • strengthen appropriate, emotionally healthy family relationships
  • encourage good mental health and emotional well-being.

Services range from psychoanalytic psychotherapy to briefer interventions, depending on what is appropriate. Your issues can begin to be explored in an initial consultation.We can then think about how best to proceed. This may include decisions about whether this is the appropriate setting for your needs.

  • Brief Interventions  For Parents
  • Consultations to Professionals working with children

For Couples

  • Consultation
  • Brief Intervention
  • Couple Psychotherapy

Training, qualifications & experience

About Me

I am a qualified Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist and a Couple Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist with over 20 years’ experience of work in the NHS, Voluntary Sector and in Private Practice. I have worked in a number of different NHS settings, such as  CAMHS , an in-patient child and family psychiatry unit for pre-adolescent children and a hospital paediatric liaison service. I also managed a Voluntary Sector Child and Family Consultation Service in North London for a number of years.

I currently work in Private Practice in North London seeing children, adolescents, parents and couples. I am employed as a Visiting Clinician at the Tavistock Centre for Couple Relationships (TCCR) where I do assessments and see couples in on-going long-term psychotherapy. I am a member of the MA teaching staff  at TCCR and  have been involved in the Parenting together and Parents in Dispute Services.

I trained at the Tavistock Clinic as a Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist and at TCCR as a Psychoanalytic Couple Psychotherapist

I am registered with the following organizations and abide by their code of ethics

▪    ACP (Association of Child Psychotherapists)

▪    TSP (Tavistock Sociey of Psychotherapists)

▪    BSCPC (British Society of Couple Psychotherapists and Counsellors)

▪    BPC (British Psychotherapy Council)

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

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
  • Psychoanalytic therapy
  • Psychoanalytical and psychodynamic



For Children, Adolescents and Parents

▪   Consultations: £80 per session during the initial consultation period, comprising up to 5 appointments

▪   On-going Work: £65 per session, as part of ongoing work.  Missed or cancelled sessions are chargeable unless it is possible to find an alternative time.

▪   All fees are negotiable

For Couples

▪   Consultations: £90 for sessions during the initial consultation period, comprising up to 3 appointments

▪   On-going Work: £80 per session, as part of ongoing work. Missed or cancelled sessions are chargeable unless it is possible to find an alternative time.

All fees are negotiable

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
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 Unspecified


to be discussed at point of contact

Types of client

Young people


I offer supervision to professionals working with children, adolescents and their families as well as to professionals working with couples.

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Patsy Ryz

Patsy Ryz