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About me

I see adults, young people, children and couples for consultation, psychological interventions and psychoanalysis.

That talking helps is something we hear very often. Indeed one can only know what they say through a conversation hence, looking for someone to talk to already indicates that you are curious to know in what way talking in an analytic setting can have effects on your distress whatever form this may take, for example: worrying, anxiety, inhibitions, ruminations, anger, depression, jealousy, difficulties with one’s body. Whatever form they take, these problems take up a lot of time and energy and prevent one from enjoying life as they would like.

I work with anyone who wants to know more about why things are not working, who notices that something has to change perhaps because there is an urgency or a crisis of satisfaction in life. Perhaps there is a repetition in one’s life that cannot but be repeated despite efforts not to. No matter how many “strategies” and “ways of coping” one knows, the thoughts or what they are trying to cope with, keep coming back and disturb.

As a clinical psychologist I am trained in various ‘evidenced-based treatments’ such as MBT, EMDR and systemic work, but it is in the psychoanalytic orientation that I have found the most ethical approach to human suffering hence this is my preferred and overall framework of practice.

Please feel free to contact me for an initial discussion about whether I might be able to help you in your particular situation.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a chartered Clinical Psychologist (BPS, HCPC) with over 15 years of clinical experience in various clinical settings, primarily in the NHS, and privately. Alongside my private clinic, I hold a position as a Highly Specialist clinical psychologist in a secondary care community service in one of the London mental health NHS Trusts and that of Principal Clinical Psychologist in a specialist service for Personality Disorder, also in the NHS.

I work with children and young people, adults and couples with various difficulties for short term and longer term work.

In addition to my clinical psychology qualification (Doctorate in Clinical Psychology, Canterbury Christ Church University; Salomons) I am a practising psychoanalyst in the Lacanian tradition.

I am a member of the London Society of the New Lacanian School, member of the New Lacanian School and of the World Association of Psychoanalysis. To learn more about the Lacanian tradition of psychoanalysis feel free to visit this website and its links: http://www.londonsociety-nls.org.uk/index.php and also my personal website: www.Peggy-Papada.com

Aside from my clinical work, I am a visiting lecturer at the Salomons Doctorate in Clinical Psychology programme and regularly contribute to the clinical and theoretical programme of the London Society of the New Lacanian School.

I make use of various structures that are necessary in my analytic formation such as supervision, study groups, reading seminars, European congresses and meetings to ensure my practice is at the cutting edge of new developments in the field.

Member organisations

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Registered / Accredited

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HCPC

Health and Care Professions Council

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They keep a register of health professionals who meet their standards, and they take action if registered health professionals fall below those standards. They were created by a piece of legislation called the Health Professions Order 2001.

Registration means that a health professional meets national standards for their professional training, performance and conduct.

Therapies offered

  • Couples counselling
  • Family/systemic therapy
  • Psychoanalytical and psychodynamic

Fees

Initial consultation, £70

Once weekly psychotherapy, £70.

Psychoanalytic work: flexible rates from £40 (shorter sessions, potentially higher frequency)

Couples, £140

I offer online sessions exceptionally during the Coronavirus crisis.

I reserve some space for individuals who might not be able to afford the above fees, but who have a strong wish to explore / engage in the psychoanalytic orientation. All enquiries are welcome.

Registered with private insurance companies

Further information

I work in English and Greek.

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages Greek

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

Availability

Some evenings.

Types of client

Children
Young people
Adults
Couples

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Dr Peggy Papada

Dr Peggy Papada