Rachel Milroy Psychoanalytic psychotherapist , EC1V

People seek therapy when they are dissatisfied or unhappy and feel that it is possible to make changes but this is very difficult alone. Psychotherapy is a particular type of conversation exploring thoughts, feelings and relationships. Psychotherapy offers the opportunity to think about what is troubling in a safe setting to understand and improve relationships, both with ourselves and others. My thinking and approach places relationships at the heart of experience. When patterns in relationships can be understood we can feel liberated to change.

My working life in therapeutic care spans 30 years. My experience includes working and managing therapeutic communities as alternative treatments to inpatient psychiatric care and working with young adults in University counselling. I have extensive experience helping those in acute states of distress towards a better way of living.

Areas of interest include


  • early trauma and its impact
  • self-harm
  • suicidal thoughts or feelings
  • young adults
  • the emotional impact of becoming a mother
  • diagnosed mental health disorders
  • crisis intervention
  • advisory support for parents worried about their adolescent children

I offer both time-limited and open-ended therapy. Time limited therapy may focus on a particular issue or event. Longer term work can help deeper seated issues rooted in early life. I offer an initial consultation followed by a session a week later. This is an opportunity to think together and have some time for reflection before deciding the way forward.

Training and qualifications

Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist Arbours Association 

UKCP registered since 2000

UKCP approved Supervisor



Dependent upon time of day and location.  

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45 Central Street, EC1V 8AB
45 Central Street

136a Southdown Road, AL5 1PU
The Southdown Clinic
136a Southdown Road