Dr Tom Cotton
Psychotherapist
PsychD, MSc, UKCP Reg., MUPCA Accred.
Tom Cotton Pyschotherapist

About me

I’m an experienced psychotherapist working in private practice in Belsize Park London (NW3) & Harley Street (W1). I draw on psychoanalytic, integrative and relational approaches to psychotherapy, but believe that while theories are important, each person’s situation is also unique.

I aim to help clients to develop a greater understanding of the unseen patterns of behaviour that can underlie psychological distress, such as depression, anxiety, psychosis and addiction. In exploring these patterns it is then possible to address the life experiences they might relate to, such as trauma, difficult family dynamics, abandonment and loss.

Whether you’re having issues with relationships, suffering with complex mental health problems, or seeking personal development, I adapt my approach to respond to your individual situation and the experiences that have informed it.

Training, qualifications & experience

Qualifications:

Executive Coaching Programme, Tavistock Consultancy (2017)

PsychD Psychotherapy and Counselling, Roehmapton University (2016)

Msc Psychotherapy and Counselling, Roehampton University (2008)

I also hold a BA (Hons) degree in Fine Art, Central St Martins School of Art (1999)

Experience:

2008 – Present: Private psychotherapy practice.

2010 – 2012: Manager of residential therapeutic community for psychosis. During this time I taught on post grad. Dip. for psychoanalytic studies and supervised other psychotherapists.

2005 – 2008: Counsellor in NHS GP surgery.

1991 – 1993: Psychatric Care Assistant, Borocourt Hospital, reading.

Bewtween 1998 and 2008 I worked as a writer & director in the film industry.

I am a member of the following organisations:

AHP - Association of Humanistic Psychology

Heresy Consulting (Associate member)

ISEPP - International Society for Ethical Psychology and Psychiatry

ISPS – The International Society for Psychological and Social Approaches to Psychosis

NWLPC – Northwest London Psychotherapy Centre (Associate Member)

SPR – Society for Psychotherapy Research

THS – Therapy Harley Street (Associate Member)

UKCP - United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (Registered member)

UPCA - Universities Psychotherapy and Counselling Association (Accredited Clinical Member)

Where I practice

Therapy Harley Street


The practice is based at 10 Harley Street, which is close to Oxford Circus & Bond Street Tube stations.
www.therapyharleystreet.co.uk
NWLPC - Nortwest London Psychotherapy Centre

NWLPC is situated in Hampstead, although my practice rooms are located nearby at 7 Eton Avenue, which is close to Swiss Cottage & Belsize Park tube stations.
www.nwlpc.co.uk

The initial consultation is an opportunity to assess your situation and needs. After that, I tend to work with people over the long-term, which helps to address the deeper, more complex roots of distress. However, I also offer short-term work, which can be effective. I am available for weekday sessions during the day and evening.

Areas of Psychotherapy I deal with

Abuse
Addiction
Affairs and betrayals
Alcoholism
Anger management
Antisocial personality disorder
Anxiety
Bereavement
Borderline personality disorder
Bullying
Career
Carer support
Couples issues
Cross cultural relationships
Dependent personality disorder
Depression
Dissociation
Domestic violence
Drug abuse
Emotional abuse
Family issues
Gambling
Generalised anxiety disorder
Hearing voices
Internet addiction
Identity issues
Low self-confidence
Low self-esteem
Narcissistic personality disorder
Obsessive compulsive disorder
Panic disorder
Paranoid personality disorder
Passive aggressive behaviour
Personal development
Personality disorders
Phobias
Physical abuse
Pre-nuptial counselling
Psychosis
Relationship issues
Schizophrenia
Self harm
Separation and divorce
Sex addiction
Sex problems
Sexual abuse
Sexuality
Smoking
Spirituality
Stress
Suicidal thoughts
Trauma
Work related stress
Identity issues
Personal development

Therapies offered

Couples counselling
Existential therapy
Family/systemic therapy
Humanistic therapies
Integrative
Interpersonal therapy
Person-centred therapy
Psychoanalytic therapy
Psychoanalytical and psychodynamic
Psychodynamic therapy

Fees

Fees and all other practical arrangements are discussed during the initial consultation.

Further information

If you would like to discuss making an appointment, please call or send an email. During an initial consultation we can discuss the difficulties you might be having, and the most helpful way of working together.

I am a Registered Provider for the following insurers:

Aviva
AXA/PPP
Cigna
WPA
Email: tom@tomcotton.co.uk
Tel: 07799 262956
7 Eton Avenue
London
NW3 3EL


10 Harley Street
London
W1G 9PF