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Psychotherapy and its organisation in the UK is currently under review. At present, the vast majority of Qualified Therapists are Members of the UKCP, the BACP and the BPS - which are umbrella organisations. The BACP is established: i. to promote & provide education & training for counsellors and/or psychotherapists working in either professional or voluntary settings,  with a view to raising the standards of counselling and/or psychotherapy for the benefit of the community and in particular for those who are the recipients of counselling & psychotherapy. ii. to advance the education of the public in the part that counselling and/or psychotherapy can play generally. The United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) is an umbrella organisation, with over 70 training and listing organisations in membership. UKCP holds the national register of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors, containing over 6,700 registrants who meet exacting standards and training requirements. The UKCP works to improve access to psychological therapies, to support and disseminate research, to improve standards, & also deals with complaints against member organisation and registrants.


Senior Associate Therapists


Donald Kirkpatrick   Founder Member of Lacap (Sept. 2000).
Referrals Therapist & Consultant Analyst LACAP.
Practicing Psychoanalysis & Psychotherapy.
Working in Private Practice since 1998
M.A. Psychoanalysis 1995 BA (Hons) Psychology 1993,
Member BACP: Member no. 571390. CFAR Full Training Programme 1994-2001
Yoko Otsuka   Founder Member of Lacap (Sept. 2000).
Consulting Therapist & Referrals Therapist LACAP.
Practicing Psychoanalyst. Psychotherapy & Counselling.
MA Psychoanalysis (London Tavistock)
BACP Member. CFAR Full Training Programme 1995-2001
Working in Private Practice since 1998
Brian Marchant   Dual qualified counsellor and psychotherapist.
Institute of Psychotherapy & Social Studies MA Psychotherapy.
London Goldsmiths College PGD in Counselling. BA Hons Philosophy.
UKCP Registered Psychotherapist
Daniel Williams   MSC Integrative Psychotherapy (Metanoia Institute, London, Ealing)
Integrative Psychotherapist
UKCP Accredited, Full Member
David Oldman   Psychoanalytic psychotherapist. 
Working with individuals or couples.
Full Member Society Couple Psychoanalytic Psychotherapists.
Associate Member of the Centre for Freudian Analysis and Research (CFAR London)
Deborah Petrich   Psychotherapist, UKCP & MBACP.
ADIP Integrative Psychotherapy, Regent’s College.
PGD Psychotherapy and Counselling, Regent’s College,
MA Counselling, The City University of New York
BA Psychology, The City University of New York
George Blair    Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist
Member of the Forum of Independent Psychotherapists (FIP)
UKCP Registered.
Gerry O'Malley   Psychoanalyst & Psychotherapist
Full training at SITE for Contemporary Psychoanalysis (2002).
with UKCP Registration. Associate Member CFAR (London)
Gerry Sullivan   Psychoanalyst
Member of the Centre for Freudian Analysis & Research
(CFAR London) with UKCP registration.
Judith Jamieson  

Masters in Social Science (Counselling) from the University of South Australia
BSc (First class Hons) in Psychology from The Open University
BA (Hons) in English Literature from Bristol University
EMDR training (parts I and II) from the EMDR Institute
BACP member
Student Member of British Society for Couple Psychotherapists and Counsellors

Judith Symons   Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist (AGIP London)
UKCP (registration no. 281009)
Art Therapist (Goldsmith’s College, London)
Katrina Pitts
(On Maternity)
  Psychotherapist & Counsellor, UKCP registered,
MA in Psychotherapy & Counselling Regent's College.

Existential orientation

Keith Mainland

  Humanistic and integrative Psychotherapist. UKCP Registered
Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy
Certificate in fundamentals of Counselling and Psychotherapy.
Both from the Centre for Counselling and Psychotherapeutic Education, London.
Behavioural Science Systems, Continuous Perfromance Improvement Accredited
Human Synergistics Life Style Inventory Accredited
Lowina Simms  

Chartered Counselling Psychologist
Registered with Health Professionals Council (HPC)
Member of the British Psychologial Society (BPS)
Advanced MSc in Counselling Psychology (2006)
MSc in Counselling Psychology (2006)
BSc in Psychology & Sociology (Combined Honours, 2000)

Michael Dewan-Herrick   Integrative Psychotherapist
Member of and Tutor at the Minster Centre UKCP Registered
MA (Clinical Psychology) Naropa University
BA Cultural Anthropology University of Colorado
Moishe Lewis   Qualified Systemic Practitioner
August 2010 Postgraduate Certificate in Systemic Practice from Institute of Family Therapy at Birkbeck College. July 2007 Diploma in Psychotherapy and Counselling (Foundation year).
Currently in Training: postgraduate course in Couple Counselling at the Tavistock Centre for Couple Relationship (TCCR).
Nick Lewin   Jungian analyst trained within the UKCP 2002-2009.
PhD, University of Essex, Centre for Psychoanalytic Studies, MA, King’s College London. Dip. Ed (Primary), PGCE (Secondary, History & RE).
Patience Chabvuta   Diploma at the Gestalt Centre (issued by London Metropolitan University)
Qualified Mental Health Nurse
Certificate in health and social care management
Certificate in pharmacology