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Dr Tom Cotton, UKCP Reg., MUPCA Accred.

London NW3 & W1G
07799 262956 07799 262956 Registered / Accredited

About me

I’m an experienced psychotherapist working in private practice in Northwest London (NW3) and the West End (W1). I draw on psychoanalytic, integrative and relational approaches to psychotherapy, but believe that while theories are important, each person’s situation is also unique.

I aim to help clients to develop a greater understanding of the unseen patterns of behaviour that can underlie psychological distress, such as depression, anxiety, psychosis and addiction. In exploring these patterns it is then possible to address the life experiences they might relate to, such as trauma, difficult family dynamics, abandonment and loss.

Whether you’re having issues with relationships, suffering with complex mental health problems, or seeking personal development, I adapt my approach to respond to your individual situation and the experiences that have informed it.

I offer an initial session to assess your situation and needs. After that, I tend to work with people over the long-term, which helps to address the deeper, more complex roots of distress. However, I also offer short-term work, which can be effective. I am available for weekday sessions during the day and evening.

Although I usually work face-to-face, during the Covid-19 outbreak sessions are being conducted online.

Training, qualifications & experience

Qualifications:

PsychD Psychotherapy and Counselling, Roehmapton University (2016)

MSc Counselling and Psychotherapy, Roehampton University (2008)

I also hold a BA (Hons) degree in Fine Art, Central St Martins School of Art (1999)

Experience:

2008 – Present: Private psychotherapy and counselling practice.

2010 – 2012: Manager of residential therapeutic community for psychosis. During this time I taught on post grad. Dip. for psychoanalytic studies and supervised other psychotherapists.

2005 – 2008: Counsellor in NHS GP surgery.

I am a member of the following organisations:

AHP - Association of Humanistic Psychology

BACP – British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy

ISEPP - International Society for Ethical Psychology and Psychiatry

ISPS – The International Society for Psychological and Social Approaches to Psychosis

NWLPC – Northwest London Psychotherapy Centre (Associate Member)

SAFPAC - Southern Association For Psychotherapy and Counselling

SPR – Society for Psychotherapy Research

THS - Therapy Harley Street (Associate Member)

UKCP - United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (Registered member)

UPCA - Universities Psychotherapy and Counselling Association (Accredited Clinical Member)


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.

UKCP

UK Council for Psychotherapy

The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) is a leading professional body for the education, training and regulation of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors. Its register is accredited by the government's Professional Standards Authority.

As part of its commitment to protect the public, it works to improve access to psychotherapy, to support and disseminate research, to improve standards and to respond effectively to complaints against its members.

UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

UK Council for Psychotherapy

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.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Identity issues
Personal development

Therapies offered

  • Couples counselling
  • Existential therapy
  • Family/systemic therapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Interpersonal therapy
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Psychoanalytic therapy
  • Psychodynamic therapy

Fees

All practical arrangements, including fees, are discussed during the first session.

Further information

If you would like to discuss making an appointment, please call or send an email. During an initial consultation we can discuss the difficulties you might be having, and the most helpful way of working together.

I am a Registered Provider for the following insurers:

Aviva

AXA/PPP

Bupa

Cigna

Vitality Health

WPA

7 Eton Avenue
London
NW3 3EL

10 Harley Street
London
W1G 9PG

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages None

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

Weekdays, daytime and evening.

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Organisations
Dr Tom Cotton, UKCP Reg., MUPCA Accred.

Dr Tom Cotton, UKCP Reg., MUPCA Accred.