Dr Poul Rohleder Psychoanalytic psychotherapist , W1W

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I am an experienced clinical psychologist and psychoanalytic psychotherapist, and a Dynamic Interpersonal Therapy (DIT) practitioner. I have 15 years part-time clinical work experience in private practice and the NHS.

I have a private practice in Marylebone, central London, where I offer both brief and long-term psychotherapy, including dynamic interpersonal therapy, psychodynamic and psychoanalytic psychotherapy. Psychoanalytic or psychodynamic psychotherapy is a non-directive talking therapy which aims to help individuals explore more unconscious aspects of their behaviour, thoughts and feelings. By exploring these issues we can come to understand them more, and explore ways in which we can change. Psychotherapy can be brief in duration offered once weekly. Longer-term psychoanalytic psychotherapy offered two or three times a week may be more suitable to explore how past issues relate to current difficulties, and in particular, repeated patterns of behaviour and relating.

I also offer Dynamic Interpersonal Therapy (or DIT), which is a time limited and structured psychotherapy for depression, typically delivered over 16 sessions. DIT aims to explore the connection between your depression or anxiety symptoms and your relationships, by identifying a core repetitive pattern or relating to others.

I am governed by the standards of conduct, performance and ethics of the Health & Care Professions Council, the British Psychological Society and the British Psychoanalytic Council.

I have an interest in providing psychotherapy for depression, grief and loss, anxiety and worry, difficulties related to sexuality and gender, struggles with feelings of shame and guilt, low self-image and self-esteem, and difficulties with life transitions, migration and belonging.

Alongside my clinical work, I am an established academic and researcher and am a senior lecturer at the Department of Psychosocial and Psychoanalytic Studies at the University of Essex. I have been involved in the training of clinical psychologists and psychodynamic counsellors.

Training and qualifications

Professional Affiliations

- Registered as a practicing clinical psychologist with the Health & Care Professions Council

- Chartered Clinical Psychologist with the British Psychological Society

- Accredited psychoanalytic psychotherapist, British Psychoanalytic Council

- Accredited DIT practitioner, British Psychoanalytic Council

- Member of the British Psychotherapy Foundation

- Member of the Association for Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy in the NHS 


Making an appointment

You can contact me via the contact page on my website. If I have availability, I will offer you an initial assessment session. During this assessment I will ask you a number of questions about you, and your background, and what has led you to seek psychotherapy. The assessment will also give you an opportunity to learn about how I work and what you can expect of me. Following this assessment, I would be able to offer you options for therapy. If I am not the right person, I will connect you to someone who can help.

Therapy sessions are 50-minutes at the same time each week. More intensive therapy (more sessions per week) is also available. Sessions are confidential, except in circumstances where there is a threat to your safety or the safety of another person.

My fee for a consultation is £90. I reserve a limited number of spaces for psychotherapy at a reduced fee. I am a registered provider with most health insurers. Please check with your insurer if I am registered with them, and what fees they will cover, as many do not cover full therapy fees. 


I am available for supervision of your psychodynamic work. Supervision sessions are also available via Skype. Fees for supervision will be discussed, and depend on individual circumstances (whether student/trainee or qualified professional).


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97 Mortimer Street, W1W 7SU
Dr Poul Rohleder
97 Mortimer Street