Joan Thompson

Joan Thompson

Joan Thompson is a BPA (British Psychoanalytic Association) trained psychoanalyst who has worked in private practice for over ten years. She is the Director of the Margaret Street Practice and previously worked in the NHS at the Tavistock and Portman Clinic.

Professional Memberships include:
BPA (British Psychoanalytic Association), BPF (British Psychotherapy Foundation), BPC (British Psychoanalytic Council), IPA (International Psychoanalytic Association)

Joan is an active member of the BPA (British Psychoanalytic Association), sitting on the Outreach Committee. She founded the BPA Film Society and conducts regular film screenings in London. She is also Editor of the BPA Bulletin.

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

Dr Harriet Calvert

Harriet CalvertHarriet Calvert is a psychoanalyst, psychoanalytic psychotherapist and child and adolescent psychotherapist. She works in private practice in Iver, Bucks, and at the Margaret Street Practice. She trained at the British Association of Psychotherapists, now known as the British Psychotherapy Foundation (BPF), and at the British Psychoanalytic Association (BPA). She is a full member of the International Psychoanalytic Association (IPA), The British Psychoanalytic Council (BPC ) and of the Association of Child Psychotherapists (ACP). She can be contacted direct on 07770 746 347 or

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 private practice as well as in schools and universities. Jane is currently working in the Margaret Street Practice and within the NHS. She trained at WPF Therapy and is accredited by the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP). Jane is also a member of the Council for Psychoanalysis and Jungian Analysis (CPJA) as well as being a registered member of the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP). She can be contacted direct on 07810 862 823 or at

Xavier Fourtou

Xavier Fourtou has worked as a clinical psychologist in public and private-sector consultancy centres for children and adolescents in France. He has also experience working with patients suffering from severe physical illness, as well as those close to them. He practices in London as a child, adolescent and adult psychoanalyst and works in English, French, Spanish and Portuguese. His contact number is 07901 068886.

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.

Sam Jukes-Adams

Sam Jukes-AdamsSam is a Tavistock Consulting trained, senior practitioner accredited Coach (EMCC), helping individual and organisational clients gain insight into, and address, the personal and organisational dynamics that contribute to their professional effectiveness. Working one to one, in groups, and through workshops her work spans all sectors, including Charity, Finance, Creative Industries, Property, Start Ups, Entrepreneurs and Tech, from Manager level to Senior Leaders and Business Owners. Sam works with Corporations, SMEs and Self funding clients on Integration programmes, professional effectiveness, and leadership, both face to face and online. Prior to coaching Sam spent over 20yrs in TV Production. Sam has always been a passionate advocate for the development of talent and teams, and is a Mentor on the Women In Film and TV's annual mentoring programme, a visiting Lecturer on the Producer’s MA at MefFilm, London, and served as the Chair of the High End TV Levy Council, and on the board of Creative Skillset from 2016-2018.
She can be contacted on 07855 507 314 or email:

Annabel Lord

Annabel LordAnnabel Lord is a psychodynamic psychotherapist and counsellor with more than 16 years' experience working with clients in the NHS and in private practice. Since 2005 she has worked as an adult psychotherapist for the prestigious South London and Maudsley (NHS) Trust, successfully helping patients from 18 + from various social and cultural backgrounds, to manage a wide range of complex issues including depression, self harm, sexual abuse and trauma. Annabel trained at Birkbeck College (University of London), WPF (Westminster Pastoral Foundation) and St Peter's College, Oxford. She is an accredited member of the BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy) and can also be emailed directly at or telephoned on: 07498 494 078.

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

David Polak

David PolakDavid Polak is a BACP registered psychotherapist practising at Margaret Street and the Nightingale Hospital, where he specialises in working with people suffering from depression. He is also an expert in the field of intergenerational trauma and has written articles, appeared on radio and given talks on the subject. He has over fifteen years' experience in the field of mental health, working with diverse patient populations in the NHS, voluntary and private sectors. He can be contacted via email:, or mobile 07847 279 246

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

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

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:

Maya Zvigi Cohen

Maya Zvigi Cohen is an experienced psychotherapeutic counsellor and a clinical supervisor working in higher education and Margaret Street 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 referrals from Bupa, AXAPPP, Cigna, Aviva and Vitality. She can be contacted directly on 07908 643121 or