Jan McHugh, BA (Hons) PGDip BPC FPC 

I qualified as a counsellor in 1981, completing a foundation programme at the Institute of Group Analysis shortly after. Further seminars followed at the Philadelphia Association, Squiggle Foundation, the Institute of Psychoanalysis and the Tavistock. Four years’ clinical practice and further study at WPF Therapy led to my gaining a Postgraduate Diploma in Psychodynamic Psychotherapy with merit, and professional qualification as a psychodynamic psychotherapist.

I work from a quiet consulting room in Beckenham (20 minutes by train from Central London) where I see people at regular times each week for sessions lasting 50 minutes. See more about my approach to therapy here. Learn more
about psychotherapy online here or download the helpful booklet "Making sense of psychotherapy and psychoanalysis" here.

I have 40 years’ experience working for social change through individual and organisational learning, chiefly in the NHS, charities and public services addressing priorities in equalities and diversity, sexual and mental health, primary care, the arts, education and social exclusion.

Since 1987 I have practiced independently as a Systems-Psychodynamic Consultant (in the Tavistock tradition).  Following thirteen years at the Tavistock & Portman NHS Foundation Trust as a member of the “Consulting to Institutions Workshop” (led by Dr. Anton Obholzer), I became a Visiting Tutor on the Trust’s PG Diploma / MA programme “Consultation and the Organisation:  Psychoanalytic Approaches”.  Later, I served on the Trust’s Council of Governors.

I am a member of the following professional bodies, by whose Codes of Ethics and professional guidelines my clinical work is governed:

British Psychoanalytic Council

Foundation for Psychotherapy and Counselling

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Tel: 020 8402 8402