Richard Backes Psychoanalytic psychotherapist , W1W

My name is Richard Backes, I'm an experienced and qualified Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist based at 25 Margaret Street, W1W 8RX, 5 mins from Oxford Circus Underground.

I provide a confidential and safe setting for us to explore past and present feelings and relationships. 

I offer help for a variety of issues: difficulties in making or sustaining relationships, bereavement, depression, difficulties with sex or sexuality, work related issues, anxiety, divorce, abuse, shame, anger, guilt, lack of self esteem or self confidence and many other issues. 



Training and qualifications

I am qualified as a Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist, registered with the British Psychotherapy Foundation

I have an Advanced Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling from Westminster Pastoral Foundation and a Postgraduate Diploma in Psychodynamic Studies from University of Roehampton.

As well as working in private practice I have worked as a Psychotherapist  for a national charity supporting families affected by long term illness taking referals from the NHS. I have a background providing counselling for employee assistance programmes including Compscyhe, I have been an Associate Counsellor with the London Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy and an honorary counsellor with Westminster Pastoral Foundation. I am currently an honorary Psychotherapist at the Tavistock Clinic working with people with more complex difficulties.


I charge on a sliding scale according to income. My fees are between £40 and £60 per season 

Types of therapy:
Psychoanalytic Issues often worked with:
AddictionAngerAnxietyBereavementDepressionFamily issuesSexual abuseSexuality

Has availability Therapy offered:
In personOn video Client groups:
Adult Member organisations:
British Psychoanalytic Council

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25 Margaret Street, W1W 8RX
Richard Backes
25 Margaret Street