Yvonne Coughlan

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Kensington London, W8 6EF and Reading Berkshire, RG1 7SB
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London W1W & Reading RG1
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About me

 Psychodynamic Psychotherapist MSc, PGDdip, BA (Hons), Registered member of the UKCP and FPC ( Practice from  Kensington, London, W8 6EF and Reading Berkshire, RG1 7SB)

Hello and Welcome to my Webpage, finding the right therapist can be a daunting process and I would like to share with you my background to help you decide if we might be able to work together. 

I have over 23 years of experience working with adults from a diverse range of backgrounds.  I have worked across the NHS, charity, and private sector. I have specialist expertise in work-related issues and currently work for a leading Employee Assistance Programme. Consequently, I work with clients across a range of business sectors both in the UK and globally. Alongside, my clinical work I also provide management consultations to: HR, program managers and supervisors on workplace and organizational issues.  Whilst also supporting senior members of staff on managing organizational change and employee crisis intervention.

Further to my experience in this area, I have extensive experience of working in private practice.  I work with adults of all ages that have experienced early childhood trauma amongst a wide range of other issues.  I also work with undergraduate and postgraduate students in the UK and abroad.   Lastly in more recent years, I have worked with trainee psychotherapists from several universities in the UK.

I am a qualified and UKCP Registered Psychodynamic Psychotherapist, with additional training in Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Solution Focussed Counselling. My predominant approach is psychodynamic, whilst also drawing from other schools of thought. Further to my training in these areas, I am currently undergoing further training in Group Analysis at the Institute of Group Analysis, London. 

I believe the most successful outcomes in therapy come from building a good therapeutic relationship and this is more essential than the therapeutic orientation.  I provide a warm environment where clients feel safe opening up about what ever predicament, they are in. 

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Masters in Psychoanalytic Theory, University College London
  • Post Graduate Diploma Psychodynamic Psychotherapy Westminster Pastoral Foundation (WPF Therapy)
  • Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Therapy Certified
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy Certified
  • Foundation in Art therapy from the British Association of Art Therapy (BAAT)
  • Solution Focussed Therapy Certified

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

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UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP)

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Accredited register membership

UK Council for Psychotherapy
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Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Health Insurance/EAP

  • Aviva
  • Axa Health
  • Vitality

Additional information

I offer concessions to trainee psychotherapists, students and also NHS staff. 

I accept a range of Insurances and it is worth asking prior to booking a session. I am happy to book a confidential telephone call. 

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

City Liverpool Street London, Regent Street, London

31 Castle Street, Reading, Berkshire, RG1 7SB

Type of session

In person

Types of client

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

Key details

Wheelchair user access
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Yvonne Coughlan
Yvonne Coughlan