Who We Are

The Association for Psychoanalytic Psychotherapists in East London

  • Is a group of psychoanalytic psychotherapists from various training backgrounds
  • Was founded in 1988 to provide a point of contact to referrers and individuals looking for private therapy
  • Can offer individual psychoanalytic psychotherapy to adults
Good Practice
Every psychotherapist in APEL practices according to the Code of Ethics and Practice of their Registering Body – either the British Psychoanalytic Council or the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy.

Names of APEL psychotherapists and their professional bodies

  • Ms Tricia Bickerton (British Psychotherapy Foundation)
  • Mr John Boulton (British Psychotherapy Foundation)
  • Ms Sue Hitchcock (British Psychotherapy Foundation, Association for Group and Individual Psychotherapy)
  • Ms Clare Leigh-Browne (British Psychotherapy Foundation)
  • Ms Jo-Ann Lewis (British Psychotherapy Foundation)
  • Ms Anu Tervo (British Psychotherapy Foundation)
  • Ms Marion Schoenfeld (British Psychoanalytic Association)
  • Ms Aneta Stamenova (British Psychotherapy Foundation)
  • Ms Celia Harding – Pre-retired (Foundation for Psychotherapy and Counselling)

All APEL members are registered with the British Psychoanalytic Council or the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy

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Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy

Psychoanalytic psychotherapy can help to bring understanding to difficulties that can interfere with leading a fulfilled and satisfying life…

What We Offer

Low cost one year psychoanalytic psychotherapy &
open ended individual psychoanalytic psychotherapy


How to start

First steps to getting psychoanalytic psychotherapy…