About us

Our small, intimate team of psychiatrists, psychologists, consultants and psychoanalytic psychotherapists have a background in both the NHS and private practice.  

Our approach

Portlandpractice offers a unique approach to counselling. After an initial consultation session in which to determine your particular needs, we will identify the therapist and consultant qualified in your particular area of concern, and will provide individual services, flexible to your schedule and requirements. Whilst we are able to offer long term and continual support, we also specialise in intensive 12-week programs in order to combat direct and urgent concerns.

The predominant structure for psychotherapy is individual, 50-minute sessions with specialist consultants. We advise after the initial consultation an assessment of three 50-minute sessions to determine your therapeutic pathway. We also provide experienced group leaders for personal development groups, self help groups, life coaching groups and reflective behavioural groups. Our practitioners in this field have lengthy experience in group facilitation and development.

Senior Psychotherapist: Michelle Dykstra Inst. GA., UKCP. Michelle has been involved in mental health work for over 25 years. She has worked in the NHS and with various charities, specialising in depression, anger, anxiety, addiction, relationship problems and bereavement. Michelle developed a new model of therapy for treatment of psychotics within the NHS. Her approach is psychoanalytic, with an emphasis on the meaningful relationship between the patient and the analyst, who curiously engage with the painful problem, symptom, or difficult behaviour. Both client and therapist work together to make valuable improvements to the client’s psychic world, within a stable, consistent setting.

Fee structure

Initial Consultation
50 minutes / £75

Assessment Recommended
3 Consultations / £75 per 50 minute session

Thereafter individual sessions are £75

Group Therapy
In group therapy the costs are covered by the entire group, making each individual contribution significantly less.

Group sessions are 90 minutes and, on average, cost 50% less than individual therapy.

Considerations
Provisions are made for low-income earners and students.
We seriously consider offering bursaries for those in exceptional circumstances, and would be pleased
to hear from you through our contact form.

"Modern culture and society can create many pressures which we may find difficult, terrifying or shameful. The therapeutic setting acts as a still point in a chaotic world, providing consistent non-judgemental support, availability, help and care. Working within this environment is a privilege." 

- Ms Michelle Dykstra, Senior Psychotherapist 

Practice Hours

Monday - Sunday
06:00 - 21:30

Address:

10 Harley Street
London
W1W 9PT

Contact

Monday - Saturday
09:00 - 17:00
0207 299 0373

Ethical Guidelines

Portlandpractice is a member and follows the guidelines of the United Kingdom of Counsellors and Psychotherapists. Our team understands the needs of both ethical and race issues and is sensitive to the needs and complexity of gender.