Christian Howes: Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist, Bromley, BR1 Old Street, EC1V
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Christian Howes

Psychoanalytic psychotherapist
Bromley BR1 , Old Street EC1V
Has availability

About Me

My first professional encounter with mental health was when I trained as a Psychiatric Nurse in the early 2000s. I worked accross forensic, neuropsychiatric, and generic mental health settings and gained experience and understanding of severe and complex psychiatric disturbance. As a nurse I also learned how to implement psychological interventions such as Cognitive behavioural Therapy (CBT), and Solution Focussed Therapy.


In 2012 I completed an MSc in Psychotherapeutic Approaches in Mental health. This helped me understand how to help people, therapeutically, who had been given the diagnosis of Personality Disorder, or Complex Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). 


By the mid 2010s I began training as an Attachment based Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist, where I learned that mental health problems aren’t always because of significant trauma, but can be due to significant losses, and insufficient care and containment from key attachment figures. 

I now work solely as an Attachment Based Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist in private practice. Over the course of my career I have emphasised a therapeutic, psychological, and analytical approach to working with emotional and psychiatric difficulty. I work in an attentive and containing way, developing trust from which to cultivate emotional health and self discovery. I apply continuous observation of the attachment model, helping clients to understand the impact of ruptures and losses concerning significant attachment figures, and how these experiences have influenced negative attachment patterns. 

I can also work in a short term, goal focussed, manner if this is more suitable to the client or is necessary from an economical standpoint. If short term work is indicated I employ principles of the cognitive behavioural and solution focussed approaches, however I will always acknowledge the impact of trauma, and attempt to help a client to respect and tolerate the intensity of triggers and flashbacks.

I believe it is important for the therapist to establish meaningful attunement to the client’s needs, so that they may start to feel grounded, less anxious, and contained. It is here, I feel, the client can begin to learn a language for their emotions, and deeper explanations for their actions. 

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First Practice
123 Portland Road

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Second Practice
City Therapy Studios
202 City Road
Old Street

Issues often worked with

Attachment disorder
Body dysmorphic disorder
Complex PTSD
Personality disorders
Social anxiety
Suicidal thoughts
Burnout/Work-Related Stress
Drug addiction

Therapy offered

In person
By phone
On video
By email

Client groups



My charges begin at £70 providing the client doesn’t earn more than 50k per year, anything above this salary and my fees are as follows: 


50k = £80 per session

60k = £90 per session 

75k and up = £120 per session


I take payment on the first of the month or before the monthly sessions begin. My preferred method is bank transfer but I also accept cash or cheques. My bank details are: sort code 20 18 93, account number 73484580.

Training and qualifications

2001 - Diploma in Psychiatric Nursing

2012 - MSc in Psychoanalytical Approaches to Psychiatric Disorders

2015 - Foundation diploma in Systemic Psychotherapy for Families and Couples

2019 - Registered with UKCP as Attachment Based Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist

Verified professional membership

UK Council for Psychotherapy