Dr Robin Dundas CPsychol HCPC Registered
147 Commercial Street
I am a highly experienced and effective psychologist and therapist with over seven years' experience working in the NHS. My most recent role was as the lead psychologist of a busy NHS service. I offer long and short-term talking therapy and have many years’ experience supporting individuals to overcome alienation, pain and distress, and a variety of specific psychological issues. I feel that a warm, open and equal relationship is crucial in this process.
I feel strongly that effective therapy addresses a person’s entire experience; therefore, I explore psychological problems within the whole of an individual’s life. I use a variety of therapies, including existential and postmodern approaches. I also have an interest in compassion-focused and mindfulness-based therapies; I'm also trained in 'focussing', a type of non-touch body work, and often use this highly effective method with clients, where appropriate.
Being a therapist is a great passion for me and I consider myself privileged and fortunate to have been able to work with a diversity of inspiring people throughout my career. I believe that although I'm in the role of 'expert' as a therapist, I'm also always learning from those who come to me for help, and I'm frequently profoundly moved by the human capacity to heal and flourish that I see in my clients.
My work as a therapist is also influenced by nearly twenty years of Buddhist Practice, within a variety of Buddhist traditions. I currently attend regular meditation retreats in the Insight Tradition, which I feel is hugely beneficial to my therapy practice. Eastern Buddhist philosophies have a great deal of overlap with Western existentialism, which has been a core part of my therapy training. I'm always delighted to talk more about this with clients, if they're interested!
My style is engaged and active and I try to be as transparent with you as possible about my process in getting to know and understand you and your background. I can be challenging as a therapist, but will always be sensitive to your boundaries; I will always check-in with you regarding your feelings about my feedback.
I have a reduced fee of 20 pounds (which covers my room rental fee) for an initial session, so you can have the opportunity to get a feel for what therapy with me might be like before committing to longer-term work. Getting on with your therapist is crucial for good therapy work, and I would always recommend people to shop around to find the right fit before committing to long or short-term work
The first session of therapy would essentially involve us getting to know each other a little, and would involve us discussing your issues and goals for therapy; it's also an opportunity for you to ask questions about how I work or to find out about other aspects of my professional background. Generally, I would then encourage you to have a think about our meeting and get back to me once you've decided whether you'd like to work with me or not.
If you decide that therapy with me could work for you, our future sessions would be 70 pounds per 50 minute session (a standard therapy 'hour'). I have a fairly flexible cancellation policy, which relies on good faith and trust between us. I also like to give people the option to conclude our work at short notice if they feel that therapy is not effective or that they've achieved their goals. As mentioned, I offer long and short term work, and am happy to work session by session in a flexible way to accommodate your needs.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a Health Care Professions Council registered and British Psychological Society Chartered Psychologist with eight years’ experience as a psychotherapist. I have a BA in Psychology and a Professional Doctorate in Counselling Psychology. In addition to my private practice, I have spent seven years working a psychologist and therapist in the National Health Service; my most recent role was as the lead psychologist of a busy NHS service.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
Other areas of counselling I deal with
- Relationship problems
- Shame and Guilt
- Low motivation
- Gender identity issues
- Low self-confidence
- Obsessive thinking
- Anger and aggression
- Family issues
- Social and cultural problems
Initial sessions are 20 pounds for 50 minutes - if you decide you'd like to commit to further sessions, the fee is 70 pounds per 50 minute session.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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I'm available at my rooms in Shoreditch during daytimes and evenings Monday to Thursday and will be booking clients into Friday sessions from April.
Types of client