Westminster Therapy Associates
|28th February 2024
ANDY COTTOM. UKCP - CPJA
Psychodynamic Psychotherapist and Trauma Counsellor.
I established Westminster Therapy Associates in 2010 to provide counselling and psychotherapy to people living or working in or travelling through Victoria. Finding the right therapist for yourself can be daunting and one of my roles is to help you to choose who might be right for you. Please have a look at each of our profiles below and get in contact with any one of us directly. If you are finding it hard to make a choice, either leave a message on our voicemail at 0207 2337852 or send me an email and we can arrange a brief phone call to help you decide who might be able to assist you with your individual concerns.
I work as a psychotherapist and trauma counsellor myself with considerable experience of working with people who have been impacted by war or violent crime. I travelled extensively in my previous career and lived in both the Middle East and the United States. This experience has led to me being able to enjoy working with clients from all over the world.
If you would like to work with me personally and would like to know more about me please click here to visit my own website. I am happy to speak on the phone but it easiest to either leave a message on 07770 456946 or email me directly..
TYRONE OSBOURNE. FPC, UKCP, BACP,Psychodynamic Psychotherapist and Counsellor
I am a qualified Psychodynamic Counsellor and Psychotherapist providing once weekly therapy either for a short term or in an open ended arrangement. I offer a place to talk where an increased sense of self-awareness can be developed, giving greater control over actions and behaviour.
I have extensive one to one experience in a number of environments supporting children and adults who struggle with a sense of being alone with their emotional challenges. I specialise in working with substance misuse and with the effects of trauma on young people especially within Black and Ethnic Minority communities.
To find out more about me click here to visit my website or telephone me on 07538 567703. You can email me to email me directly.
ROWENA BELL. PG Dip. Psych. WPF; FPCPsychodynamic Psychotherapist and Counsellor
I trained at WPF Therapy and offer both short term and open ended therapy for adults. I work with a wide range of issues. However, I have a particular interest in working with carers or those with partners/family members who suffer from long term physical or mental health conditions. (This includes depression, bipolar, alcoholism and other patterns of compulsive behaviour).
I have also recently completed a training in specialist psychotherapy for those who have attended boarding school.
If you would like to find out more about my practice, please click here, email me or telephone me on 07816 782 131
PRIYA PONNAPPA. BA (London); PG Dip Psych. WPF; FPCPsychodynamic Psychotherapist
I am a qualified and experienced Psychodynamic Psychotherapist and Counsellor. This means that I am interested in trying to understand current struggles in the context of the individual’s life, both past and present. Alongside my clients, I work creatively and collaboratively so that we may together try and understand their current struggles. I am able to offer both ongoing therapy or time-limited, goal focused psychotherapy. In addition to this, I am able to provide CBT interventions for both anxiety and depression.
I have been fortunate to work, for some years, for the leading mental health charity, Mind. During this time, I have worked with a wide variety of people. What never ceases to amaze me is the resilience of the human spirit ; with the right intervention and support, I believe it is possible to bring about positive change in life.
I also have experience of working with people in recovery from drug and alcohol abuse, who are keen to derive more meaning from their lives as they overcome addiction. Another area of interest is in working with people who have attended boarding school and understanding the impact of this experience on peoples’ development and ways of relating.
To contact me please click here or telephone me on 07771 484423.
JO MERCER. BSc (Hons), PG Dip, FPCPsychodynamic Psychotherapist and Counsellor
I am a fully qualified therapist and counsellor, and have worked with people from many different backgrounds. I value diversity, and seek to embody a respectful and accepting approach when engaging with areas of difference such as race, disability, sexual orientation, religion, class and age.
Before training as a therapist I worked in the creative industries, and I am experienced in working with issues of loneliness and isolation in freelance life. I also have a particular interest in working with pregnancy and motherhood, and in working with parents or carers of children with disabilities.
To find out more about me please click here or to contact me either email me or telephone me on 07732 064498
VANESSA COLE. MA, PG Dip., MBACPIntegrative Psychotherapist and Counsellor
I am a qualified integrative psychotherapist and counsellor. This means that I have knowledge of a number of different approaches to therapy, and use these to meet the individual needs of my clients. In particular, I draw on contemporary psychoanalysis, attachment theory and theories of the body in psychotherapy. My training and qualification were at The Minster Centre, a leading institute for integrative psychotherapy.
Overall my interest is in helping people to deeply know and understand themselves, and in turn to lead the lives they want. I support my clients in working through life’s challenges, and have particular experience in helping with loss, loneliness and difficulty in relationship. I firmly believe that therapy should be an experience of kindness and acceptance, and these principles are at the heart of my work.
Before becoming a psychotherapist I worked for a large company. I have a good understanding of the stresses and strains of corporate life and of work within other large organisations.
Sessions can run on an open-ended basis or for an agreed number of weeks or months. They can be in person, online, by phone or a combination.
To contact me please email me or call 07940 951945. All calls and messages are treated as confidential.
NEETU RASTOGI. LLB (Hons), Bsc (Hons), PG Dip. Psych. WPF; FPC, UKCP, BPC, BACP.Psychodynamic Psychotherapist
I am a professionally qualified Psychodynamic Psychotherapist, with over 14 years of experience working with clients, helping them overcome obstacles and make sense of their internal world to feel understood and supported.
I have had the privilege of gaining extensive experience working with vulnerable and marginalised adolescents and adults who have been subject to the criminal justice system both within the community and prisons as well as psychiatric secure facilities. I have supported individuals suffering with acute, chronic, and complex trauma, addiction, personality disorders, anxiety, and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). I am currently continuing with this work at the Portman Clinic (Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust).
Living and working in London, which is rich in diversity, I hold a particular interest in working with difference, belonging, identity, cultural issues and intergenerational trauma and understanding how these issues can affect clients in the course of their ordinary life.
I offer once weekly therapy, either an open-ended arrangement or a short-term arrangement (12 weeks). Sessions are offered in person, via online Zoom / Skype video calls or by telephone.
You can find out more on my website
Feel free to contact me either by email or telephone me on 07368 964 751
GINA LATNER. LLB (Hons); PgDip. Psych. WPF; FPC; UKCP; BPCPsychodynamic Psychotherapist
I am a professionally qualified and experienced Psychodynamic Psychotherapist with expertise in treating people of all backgrounds and presenting with a wide range of issues.
I provide a discreet, safe, confidential and non-judgmental environment in which to explore the matters which are troubling you and to provide understanding and support in making sense of your experiences.
I have extensive experience in working with adults enduring a broad variety of difficulties, with a particular interest in working with survivors of trauma and abuse. I have experience of working with adults who have suffered from childhood sexual abuse, physical abuse and neglect, as well as those who have been affected by traumatic events. As well as my private practice, I also work in the Trauma Unit at the NHS Tavistock and Portman Clinic.
I offer open-ended therapy, or short term therapy (usually 12 weeks). Sessions are offered in person where possible, or online via Zoom or Skype, or by telephone.
To find out more about me visit my website or you can email me directly or phone me on 07535 966 694,
GERSHON PORTNOI. BA (Hons), PG Dip., FPC, UKCP, BPC, BACPPsychodynamic Psychotherapist
I am a professionally qualified and experienced psychodynamic psychotherapist.
This means that I work with people to think about how their past experiences might have shaped their lives, in particular trying to give them insight into why they may be experiencing difficulties in the present.
I work with a vast range of issues, and I have experience in helping men and women who have suffered childhood trauma, physical and emotional abuse, a lack of confidence and low self-esteem, as well as general anxiety and depression. I also have a particular interest in working with men who find it hard to open up.
I offer a safe and confidential space to talk, through both open-ended therapy, or short-term work.
Please get in touch to find out more - you can email me here, or call me on 07485 775 746, and visit my website here.
ANTOINE GORDON. BA (Hons); MA; PgDip; MBACP
I am a qualified integrative psychotherapist, primarily of psychodynamic orientation and specialising in attachment issues and trauma work. I hold an MA in Psychotherapy & Counselling from Regent’s University London and am a registered member of BACP. I previously worked as a producer in film and television and am especially interested in helping clients unlock their creative potential.
Whatever the issues you wish to explore, I offer an empathic presence that will strengthen your ability to reflect and grow as an individual. My clients often initially come to therapy feeling stuck, isolated, disconnected from their emotions or struggling to find meaning during a new chapter in their life.
My approach is relational, meaning I help clients understand their own patterns of relating to others and how this affects their sense of self. However few options you think you may have, commitment to the therapeutic process can help you understand your suffering, create meaning from your experiences and open the door to new possibilities going forward.
Therapy can be open-ended or short term, in person or online via Zoom/Skype.
To find out more, please visit my website or contact me either via email or on 07389 765947
SIMON HOLLAND-BROWN. BSc (Hons), MSc, Dip. Couns, MBACPIntegrative Therapist and Counsellor
Therapy is a process that only works when you feel completely at ease with your therapist. Once you feel that relationship works, the possibilities are endless. My aim is not just to help you confront the immediate challenge or fear that has lead you to seek therapy, but to help you understand and grow. Ultimately, I want to help you facilitate lasting change. It’s helpful to talk to someone when times are tough. You may be experiencing relationship problems, feel lost, lack meaning, or are struggling with a particular issue.
It’s important that you find a therapist with whom you feel comfortable developing a relationship. But it’s also crucial that they have the background and qualifications enabling them to offer you the very best support.
I trained at The Minster Centre in a variety of approaches and my role is to adapt them to you, your relationships, your background and your experience. My main focus is on you, the client, as the centre of your own growth. I incorporate psychodynamic, transpersonal, body and existential approaches. I have undertaken additional training in bereavement, online therapy, boarding school syndrome and working with shame.
To find out more about me please visit my website and if you would like to work together, please phone me on 07584 673 628 or email me
THADDEUS HICKMAN. Adv Dip, MA, MBACPIntegrative Counsellor & Psychotherapist
I’m an experienced counsellor and psychotherapist working with adults across a range of specialist areas. My collaborative approach aims to help you explore the issues which concern you, develop an increased understanding of yourself and your experience, and open up new ways of moving forwards.
I have a particular interest in working with people suffering from anxiety, work-related stress, low self-esteem and depression. This is informed by my previous experience working in creative and corporate fields. And now with the workplace profoundly changed by Covid, I also support clients reassessing the role and value of work in their lives.
My relational psychotherapy training underpins my work with relationship issues and relational trauma, where understanding your experience of relationship – often from early childhood – can powerfully reveal what drives your current relationships and their dynamics.
I have also undertaken further training in loss and bereavement counselling, supporting my work with issues of loss (such as job loss), relationship breakdown, and bereavement.
If you have any questions or would like to book an initial consultation, please email me or contact me on 07540 784533. You can also find out more on my website.
BEV REID. BA (HONS), PG Dip, BACP, BPC UKCP,Psychodynamic Psychotherapist
I am a qualified psychodynamic psychotherapist with a wealth of experience working with people who need help and understanding to navigate issues such as anxiety, depression, burn out, addiction, bereavement and relationship problems.
I offer a safe and confidential space, where together we can begin to think about and make sense of difficult feelings and thoughts which are stopping you moving forward. I work in-person, on the phone or online and offer either once weekly, open ended psychotherapy or time-limited brief therapy consisting of twelve sessions (50 minutes in duration).
Quite often our sense of identity can be very much aligned and entwined with a career, a parental or caring role, an intimate relationship, sexuality, gender and/or a physical sense of one's body and self. And yet identity is forever in flux; it is a dynamic, complex and layered experience which is lived every second of every day. However, when a sense of known identity is lost, challenged, forced to change, wanted to be given up, it can be hard to navigate and understand what may be emerging. It can be a fraught process and I welcome exploring and thinking about this with you.
You can find out more about me and I can be contacted via phone: 07783 418356 or email
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