Dan Bracken Psychotherapy counselling and psychotherapy for London Bridge, Southwark and Borough

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A psychoanalytic psychotherapist, counsellor and experienced mental health professional in London Bridge, Southwark and Waterloo with 8 years experience working with people suffering with a variety of problems, from a variety of backgrounds.

What’s my approach? When working with people with anxiety, depression, phobias, and most other mental health problems, my approach is specific, not diagnosing with labels or giving general advice about mental health. This means the problems you might bring are treated in the context of your own life, and as part of your particular thoughts about who you are. Everyone has an idea of what is 'me', an idea of 'my future', 'my past', 'my family' etc. And so anxiety, depression, stress, abuse or even trauma are not just things that happen to people, to be experienced in the same way by everyone. These problems are also about specific places, specific people, specific memories, specific times. What this means in practice is finding a way to get space to think, in order to ask those often difficult unasked questions (which everyone has).

Where do we start? We start by thinking in detail about the problem to find out more about it. The initial part of the work is usually speaking about the problem in as much detail as possible. From here we need to begin thinking things through and asking those unasked questions - kindly, bravely, with space and time. It is hard to say how long someone will need because everyone needs to go at a different pace.

Where am I based? My London Bridge-based psychotherapy practice is in within easy reach of all of Central London, South London. The sessions take place near London Bridge station, Borough station, as well as Waterloo, Southwark, Lambeth North, Blackfriars and Elephant and Castle stations.

Psychotherapy is a space to...

speak freely in confidence
explore powerful emotions and thoughts
help inspire creative work
address self-destructive cycles and repetitions
work through trauma
address relationship issues
think about questions you can’t let go of
explore physical symptoms with no medical cause
talk about difficult childhood memories
talk about big life changes you are going through or are coming up
explore why you feel low, depressed or demotivated
provide basic ongoing support for those who need it

Common reasons to visit a psychotherapist

Relationship difficulties
Panic Attacks
Sleeping problems
Symptoms with no obvious medical explanations
Memories of sexual abuse
Sexual problems
and other more specific issues

Experience and qualifications

Qualified Psychotherapist (Guild of Psychotherapists four year Adult Clinical Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy training).

Eight years experience as a psychotherapist in private practice

Eight years experience working for a housing organisation as a mental health key worker offering support, counselling and coaching.

Member of UKCP (United Kingdom Council of Psychotherapists)

Member of The Guild of Psychotherapists

Member of European Society of Dissociation and Trauma

Member of College of Psychoanalysts UK

Member of South East London Counselling (SELC)

Other professional psychotherapy trainings at WPF Therapy and the European Society of Trauma and Dissociation


Standard consultation and session fees range between £60 and £100 depending on location, availability and your circumstances. I aim not to overcharge or undercharge: this I consider an important start to the psychotherapy and can be discussed before or at the initial consultation.

I occasionally have space for those who would be overcharged by the fees above so feel free to contact me. I can also suggest another psychotherapist, analyst or counsellor who may have spaces if I do not. Please also see below for information on low cost clinics.

Borough House Rooms, 4th Floor, Borough House, 80 Borough High Street, London SE1 1LL (by appointment)
Call 0770 427 4542

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