Joan Thompson

Joan Thompson - Director of the Margaret Street Practice

Joan Thompson is a BPA (British Psychoanalytic Association) trained Psychoanalyst and Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist, with many years' experience, working with adults in private practice in London.

Joan works with both individuals and couples. Joan also supervisor’s clinicians working with Eating Disorders and has extensive experience working with Eating Disorders and other addictions, namely Gambling. She runs Eating Disorder and Gambling addiction groups. She also works with depression, anxiety and relationship and emotional difficulties in adults.

Joan is interested in the area of film and psychoanalysis and is currently the Joint Film Editor of the IJP - International Journal of Psychoanalysis. She founded the BPA Film Society in 2011 and organises regular films screenings and Q&A’s between directors and psychoanalysts in London.

Joan is a BPA Board Member - Chair of Outreach, and previous Editor of the BPA Bulletin.

She belongs to the following Membership organisations.
The British Psychoanalytic Association (BPA)
The International Psychoanalytic Association (IPA)
The Australian Psychoanalytic Society (APAS)
The British Psychoanalytic Council (BPC)

She can be contacted direct on 07990 973 575

Our team

All of our therapists have undergone many years of theoretical and clinical training at some of the country's most respected organisations, including:

You can read more about the individual members of our team below.


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Associate therapists

Caroline Cohen

Caroline Cohen is a BACP registered psychotherapist working both at the Margaret Street Practice and in a west-London practice, having gained six years' experience in the NHS. She is a qualified supervisor of psychotherapists and counsellors in groups and individually. She trained at WPF Therapy and at Regents College School of Psychotherapy and Counselling Psychology. She can be contacted direct on 07836 512 456.

Tessa Ettedgui

Tessa EttedguiTessa Ettedgui is an integrative counsellor and psychotherapist. She trained at The Minster Centre and is a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). She holds an advanced diploma and MA in integrative psychotherapy and is registered and accredited with the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP). Her background in education has given her a particular interest in working with young adults, although she has experience in working with a range of clients of different ages, sexualities, linguistic and cultural backgrounds. She has worked in the NHS as well as in private practice and is fluent in French and proficient in Spanish and BSL. She can be contacted directly on 07596 374 797 or by email at

Jane Florsham

Jane FlorshamJane Florsham is a psychodynamic psychotherapist with extensive experience in schools, universities, EAPs and hospitals. Jane is currently working in private practice in the Margaret Street Practice, in Richmond and also for the NHS. She trained at WPF Therapy and is accredited by the UKCP. Jane is a registered member of the CPJA and has trained as a supervisor of psychotherapy. She can be contacted on 07766757777 or at Her website can be found at:

Kam Gupta

Kam Gupta

Kam Gupta is psychodynamic counsellor and psychotherapist, working with individuals and couples both at Margaret Street and at a practice in the City. He trained at WPF Therapy and is a full professional member of The Foundation for Psychotherapy and Counselling. He can be contacted direct on 07534 220 161.

Anita Howard

Anita Howard is a psychodynamic psychotherapist who trained at the Tavistock Centre and at the Manor House Centre for Psychotherapy and Counselling.  She is a member of, and accredited by, the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy. Anita has over 15 years' experience of working with individuals and couples. Anita works in the Margaret Street Practice, the Capio Nightingale Hospital and in private practice in Bloomsbury. She can be contacted direct on 07957 626 223.

Sally King

Sally KingSally King trained as a psychodynamic psychotherapist at WPF Therapy, and is a member of the BACP, UKCP & FPC. Before training as a psychotherapist, Sally worked in the voluntary sector for several years supporting victims of sexual abuse and domestic violence and has also worked for the NHS in an outpatient clinic for critical care patients and their families. Sally works with adults offering open ended psychotherapy as well as time limited therapy (up to 12 sessions). She can be contacted on 07875511461 or by email at

Tom Morgan

Tom MorganTom Morgan is a counsellor, therapist and coach, working in psychodynamic and person-centred modalities. He has 5 years experience with NHS CNWL at the Soho Centre and the Gordon Hospital delivering treatment for adults in once-weekly or twice-weekly sessions and is currently in private practice exclusively at 39 Margaret Street. He holds an MSc in Psychodynamic Counselling and Psychotherapy from UCL Birkbeck and is a registered member of the BACP. He also has an understanding of the creative process, and of organisational and intercultural dynamics, developed over 25 years management experience in the creative industries and cultural heritage sector in the UK and Hong Kong. He can be contacted directly at or +44 7848 475561.

Priscilla Osborne

Priscilla OsbornePriscilla Osborne is a psychodynamic psychotherapist working with individuals in private practice at the Margaret Street Practice.  She trained at WPF Therapy and is qualified to work with clients both once and twice weekly. In addition to practising on-going psychotherapy, Priscilla has experience in time-limited therapy (up to twelve sessions).  She is a qualified Dynamic Interpersonal Therapy (DIT) practitioner, currently doing an NHS placement in this modality. She is a member of the Foundation for Psychotherapy and Counselling (FPC), British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP) and of the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP). She can be contacted on 07377 701 681 or by email at

Emma Osler

Emma OslerEmma Osler is a psychodynamic psychotherapist working with adults in private practice and in the NHS. She trained at the Tavistock and is registered with the British Psychoanalytic Council (BPC) and is a member of the Tavistock Society of Psychotherapists. She has previously held psychotherapy positions in the mental health charity sector and two London NHS trusts. Alongside her private practice, she currently works as an honorary psychotherapist in the Tavistock Trauma Service. She can be contacted direct on 07480 066913 or

Caroline Shuttleworth

Caroline Shuttleworth is a psychodynamic psychotherapist, a group analytic psychotherapist and a qualified clinical supervisor. She works at the Margaret Street Practice, and at WPF Therapy as a psychotherapist, supervisor and tutor. She is a member of the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) and a professional member of the Foundation for Psychotherapy and Counselling (FPC). She can be contacted on 07986 064 025 or by email at

Dr Peter Slater

Peter SlaterPeter Slater is a Tavistock Clinic trained child and adolescent psychoanalytic psychotherapist and is also an adult psychodynamic psychotherapist having trained at University of Westminster. He works in private practice in Central London and is Course Lead and Lecturer for the Tavistock Clinic’s Introduction to counselling and Psychotherapy Programme.
He is a full member of the Association of Child Psychotherapists (ACP) and the British Association of Counselling (BACP). Since 2008 he has worked in private practice with adults, children, adolescents, parents families and couples. He has worked in NHS CAMHS settings for 11 years and has extensive experience of working with depression, anxiety, self harm, complex trauma, gender dysphoria, eating disorders, relationship difficulties, sleep, eating and emotional difficulties in young children.
Peter has published papers in the Journal of Child Psychotherapy and the New Zealand Journal of Psychotherapy. He offers consultations to Social Care and schools as well as offering clinical supervision to psychotherapists and psychiatrists undertaking psychotherapy work. He is a consultant and contributor to a Lighthouse Nation, Chinese TV production on the role of effective parenting in supporting early child development.
Peter can be contacted via email at or by telephone on 07932 808 129

Mayessi Svoronou

Mayessi SvoronouMayessi (Maria) Svoronou is a psychodynamic counsellor/therapist. She studied psychology in the University of Athens (Bsc) and Psychodynamic Counselling in Goldsmiths, University of London (MA). She works with adults in the NHS and in private practice. She can offer therapy in both Greek and English. Contact via email:

Maranda Yee Tak Sze

Maranda SzeMaranda Yee Tak Sze, PhD is an adult psychoanalyst trained at the Chicago Psychoanalytic Institute. She also trained at the Institute and the Columbia University Center for Psychoanalytic Training and Research as a psychodynamic psychotherapist working with parents and their infants, children and adolescents. She is a registered member of the UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKPC), an individual member of British Association for Counselling abd Psychotherapy (BACP), a member of the Guild of Psychotherapists in the UK and of the American Psychoanalytic Association. Previously in Hong Kong and Beijing, she has years of experience working with the Chinese and the international communities in various settings, in addition to offering supervisory consultation, teaching infant and young child observation, parent-infant psychotherapy and parenthood. She edited the book, “Infant and Young Child Observation in China”, besides publishing articles and translating professional references. Maranda speaks in Cantonese, Mandarin and English. She can be contacted at For Chinese introduction, please click: //

Maya Zvigi Cohen

Maya Zvigi Cohen is a psychoanalytic counsellor and a clinical supervisor with many years of experience, working in private practice. She holds an advanced diploma and an MA in psychoanalytic studies from the Tavistock Clinic and is registered with the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP). Much of her experience was gained through roles as a counsellor and head of service at the Royal College of Art, Cambridge University and Goldsmiths College. She accepts self-referrals, GP, Psychiatric/Mental Health Team referrals and WPA, AXAPPP, Cigna, Aviva and Vitality referrals. She can be contacted directly on 07908 643121 or