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About me

I am a counsellor and psychotherapist with 24 years of experience. I have been trained in Brief therapy (6-10 sessions) assessment and longer-term therapy.

I work with individuals with a wide range of presenting problems such as anxiety, relationship difficulties, addictions, depression, stress, unresolved past issues, life cycle issues and low self-esteem.

In a safe, private and confidential space, I offer the opportunity to be able to talk about your thoughts and feelings in order to facilitate in-depth understanding and growth into becoming the person that you are.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Westminster Pastoral Foundation - Psychodynamic Counsellor Qualified 1994
  • The Tavistock Clinic - MA level Infant Observation
  • NHS Portland Road Practice Practice Counsellor - Time Limited Counselling 1995-2005
  • The Medical Practice 48 Wimpole Street, W! Practice Psychotherapist. 2005-2013
  • Westminster Pastoral Foundation - Psychodynamic Psychotherapist 2003
  • The Association of Jungian Analysts - Jungian Psychoanalyst 2005
  • BPF BJAA -Jungian Psychoanalyst and Psychotherapist 2012-Current

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 Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.

Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.

All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. 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

  • Jungian therapy
  • Psychoanalytic therapy
  • Psychoanalytical and psychodynamic
  • Psychodynamic therapy

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I work on a sliding fee scale according to the patient?client's situation.

I generally charge between £65-£85

I am available weekdays and two evenings a week

Concessions offered for

  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors


weekdays and 2 evenings a week

Flat B
Rutland House
30 Greencroft Gardens

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

After working for several sessions, I can be open to the occasional telephone session.

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Susan Smethurst

Susan Smethurst