John Spearman Psychoanalytic psychotherapist , N19

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I am professionally trained to listen and think with you, and to create a safe, confidential space so as to explore the often unfamiliar patterns of the inner world. 

Some of these patterns, which are often laid down in childhood, can be the unseen driving forces that manifest in a variety of ways from anxiety to depression. It can be these hidden forces that prevent us from living fulfilled and satisfied lives.

When these patterns inevitably begin to emerge in the therapist-client relationship, they are identified and reflected upon. It is out of this thinking together that understanding can deepen and change is made possible.


My work is based on a regular rhythm of one, or more, fifty minute sessions each week. This kind of therapy is for people who are interested in exploring their thoughts and feelings in the medium and long term.

Training and qualifications

 My professional training in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy was undertaken at the British Psychotherapy Foundation (BPF) in north-west London. I have been working as a psychotherapist for 30 years - initially as an art therapist, and then later as a biodynamic psychotherapist. My work is inevitably informed by this depth and variety of experience.

I am a full member of the BPF, and accredited by the British Psychoanalytic Council (BPC), the registrant body for my professional organisation.

My experience as a psychotherapist includes work within the NHS, as well as in private practice.


I retain a portion of my practice for clients on a low income and therefore am sometimes able to offer a reduced fee for which I operate a sliding scale depending on your financial situation. This would be discussed at the initial consultation.

My fee is £65-£80 a session depending upon the time of day and frequency.

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Types of therapy:
Psychoanalytic Psychodynamic Issues often worked with:
AddictionAnger/violenceAnxietyBereavementDepressionGender identitySexual problemsSexual/physical abuse

1 - 3 weeks Therapy offered:
In person Client groups:
Individuals Member organisations:
British Psychoanalytic Council

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225 Salisbury Walk, N19 5DY
225 Salisbury Walk
N19 5DY
Chapel House, HR2 0QN
Chapel House
Newton St Margarets