Dr Robin Dundas CPsychol HCPC Registered
53 Davies Street
I am a chartered psychologist with 9 years' experience working as a psychotherapist. My most recent role was lead psychologist of a busy NHS service. I have supported many people 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 offer long and short-term psychotherapy using a variety of approaches. I'm heavily influenced by philosophy in my work, having studied integrative/existential psychotherapy throughout my doctoral training. I also have an interest in compassion-focused and mindfulness-based therapies and have trained in 'focusing', a type of non-touch body work. My approach is also underpinned by nearly twenty years of Buddhist Practice, within a variety of Buddhist traditions.
Being a therapist is a passion for me and I consider myself privileged to have been able to work with many inspiring people throughout my career. I'm always learning from those who come to me for help, and I'm frequently profoundly moved by the innate human capacity to heal and flourish that I see in my clients.
My style is engaged and active and I try to be as transparent as possible about my process in getting to know and understand you. 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. Liking your therapist is important for good therapy work, and I always recommend people to shop around to find the right fit before committing to long or short-term therapy.
Our first session would 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'd 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 £80.00 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 9 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, my fee is £80.00 per 50 minute session.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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I'm available at my rooms at 53 Davies Street, Mayfair in the morning, afternoon and evening from 1000 - 2100 on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
Types of client