About me

My name is John Thompson.

I am a Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist, a professional member of the Association for Group and Individual Psychotherapy (AGIP) in North London, and registered with the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP- Website below). My consulting rooms are close to Archway and Finsbury Park, north London.

What kind of therapy
do I practise?

I would describe myself as a relational psychoanalytic therapist. This means that I pay particular attention to how your ways of being, feeling, thinking and relating (and avoiding these) are being manifested both in your current relationships and also  in your relationship with me. Often these processes are driven by unconscious feelings, desires, beliefs and fears which can gradually be uncovered during therapy leading to greater insight and awareness and ultimately a more balanced and less conflicted way of living. Understanding that these ways of relating were shaped by past experiences can also help you to make more sense of things.

My way of working is informed and influenced by psychoanalytic theories, relational therapy and attachment theory,

I work in accordance with the UKCP Ethical Principles and Code of Professional Conduct.

What do therapists know about therapy?

All therapists have undertaken extensive therapy themselves as part of their training. This means that we have had first-hand experience of being in the client’s position and of the challenges you are facing when approaching therapy (maybe for the first time). It also gives us faith in the therapeutic process as we have reaped the rewards of therapy. I have great confidence in the efficacy of psychotherapy and believe there is great potential for the therapeutic relationship to be a catalyst for deep and lasting transformation of who we are and the way we live.

Book a consultation

If you wish to take the next step, please feel free to contact me.