Susan White

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C.Psychol., AFBPsS, M.Inst. Psychoanalyst BPAS, BPC
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London, W1W
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

I am a Consultant Psychologist, C.Psychol., AFBPsS.,   Psychoanalyst, M.Inst of the British Psychoanalytical Society and Member of the British Psychoanalytic Council.  I have 30 years of experience working in the NHS.  I trained in psychotherapy at Tavistock Clinic and then as a psychoanalyst at the Institute of Psychoanalysis.  My practice is based in Central London.   I offer consultations and psychoanalytic therapy sessions in person and in some cases on-line.    

Many people who seek help may have experienced significant stressful life events, relationship difficulties or losses, and may have had difficulties coming to terms with deeply distressing feelings and thoughts or suffered with anxieties, depression or other mood related problems.  Psychoanalytic therapy aims to help gain insight and to help deal with psychological problems differently.  

I accept referrals for a consultation appointment with a view to offering psychoanalytic therapy if this is indicated.  The initial contact with me can be made by email.   I will arrange a time to speak with you at a time that is convenient. During the consultation/s,  the aim is to understand the nature of your problems and a second appointment is usually required to help to come to a decision about the most suitable form of therapy.  If therapy is indicated, arrangements can be made to start treatment and a discussion about the frequency of sessions, fees, missed sessions and session breaks will explained further.   

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a registered Clinical Psychologist and Counselling Psychologist accredited with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society (AFBPsS).

I initially trained as a Chartered Counselling Psychologist (accredited with The British Psychological Society) and later as a Psychodynamic Psychotherapist at the Tavistock Clinic where I developed my interests in intercultural psychotherapy.

I have a wide ranging clinical background having worked in many NHS settings, including psychiatric inpatient services , in community mental health teams ( severe mental health) and outpatient psychological therapy departments for patients referred for depression / mood disorders, obsessive compulsive disorders, post traumatic stress and other anxiety disorders.

I am a member of the following professional associations: - Tavistock Society of Psychotherapists, the British Psychoanalytic Council, the Association of Psychoanalytic Psychotherapists in the NHS and Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society, registered as a Clinical Psychologist and Counselling Psychologist with the Health and Care Professions Council.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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British Psychoanalytic Council (BPC)

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.

Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC)

The HCPC are an independent, UK-wide health regulator. They set standards of professional training, performance and conduct for 16 professions.

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.

Accredited register membership

British Psychoanalytic Council
Accredited Register Scheme

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British Psychoanalytic Council


£80.00 - £100.00

Health Insurance/EAP

  • Axa Health
  • WPA

Additional information

Consultation Fees: £100

Fees for individual psychotherapy: £80-90

Further information

Please email me through this website.

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people (13-17)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)


In person

Individual supervision offered for qualified psychologists and trainee clinical and counselling psychologists.

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Susan White
Susan White