Yvonne Forward

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London N8 & N5
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About me

I am an attachment based psychoanalytic psychotherapist with over twenty years experience offering relational counselling and psychotherapy from my private practices in Crouch End and Highbury & Islington. I am registered with the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP).

As a therapist, I am passionate about providing the opportunity for individuals to understand themselves better through sharing their struggles in a safe, non-judgmental environment. The therapy relationship enables people to explore the choices they have made and the patterns they may repeat and feel stuck in, and helps bring about change and news ways of relating.

I chose the Bowlby Centre to train as a psychotherapist because of the emphasis in the training on the work of John Bowlby whose groundbreaking research revealed the importance of the early years of a child’s experience and the relationship between a child and his/her primary caregiver. John Bowlby highlighted the importance of loss, separation and traumatic events in shaping who we are and the struggles we may have in later life.

I work with men, women and couples from a range of backgrounds and sexual orientation - all with their own unique history that deserves a chance to be fully understood and explored. I am experienced in working with a wide range of difficulties and issues including relationship and parenting difficulties, anxiety and phobias, depression, the impact of trauma and abuse and loss and bereavement.

Training, qualifications & experience

BA English Literature at Royal Holloway, University of London.

Post University I completed a one years foundation course in psychotherapy and counselling at Regents College.

Followed by a clinical and theoretical four year course at the John Bowlby Centre (previously CAPP). From there I qualified as a psychoanalytical psychotherapist and registered as a member of the UKCP. I have over twenty years experience working as a psychotherapist, working with individuals and couples from different backgrounds, ages and reasons for seeking therapy.

I am in supervision with an experienced therapist also registered as a UKCP member. 

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP)

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

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UK Council for Psychotherapy


£95.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers

Health Insurance/EAP

  • Aviva
  • Axa Health
  • Vitality

Additional information

My fee is for individuals is £95 for 50 minutes.

The initial consultation for individuals is £135 for a 75 minute session.

My fee for couple sessions is £130 for 60 minutes.

I accept cash, cheques or transfer to my bank account but not debit/ credit cards.

When I work

Daytime & Evenings (Mon-Fri)

Further information

Skype/Zoom Sessions and telephone sessions are also available.

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

Wheelchair user access
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Wheelchair access at my practice in N5


In person

Supervision available.

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Yvonne Forward
Yvonne Forward