Carri Dodo
“If we hope to live not just from
moment to moment, but in true consciousness
of our existence, then our greatest need
and most difficult achievement is to
find meaning in our lives”
Bruno Bettleheim

About Me

I am a qualified and registered psychodynamic and cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) psychotherapist. I work with both individuals and couples. My distinctive dual-modality approach combines psychoanalytic exploration of clients’ formative experiences and unconscious drives, conflicts and issues with the practical, collaborative tools of CBT. Therapy aims to help you to overcome obstacles and clarify the person you wish to be and the life you want to live, ultimately enabling you to live life to the full.

I have worked in different therapeutic settings, including the NHS, higher education and the charity sector, practising individual CBT and psychodynamic psychotherapy as well as psychoanalytic psychotherapy for couples.

My private practice is in the Queens Park area of North West London, NW6. Depending on what you hope to achieve, I offer both short-term focused and open-ended work.

I am happy to work with you either online or face-to-face, in accordance with what Is most convenient and comfortable for you.

Training & Professional Qualifications

Tavistock Relationships, University of East London:

  • Two- Year MA in Couple Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy
  • Post-Graduate Certificate in Couple Psychotherapy.

Birkbeck, University of London:

  • BSc First Class Honours in Psychodynamic Counselling and Cognitive Behaviour Therapy.
  • BACP Accredited Foundation Degree in Psychodynamic Counselling and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
  • Higher Education Certificate in Integrative Counselling Skills.

I am on an accredited Professional Standards Authority register. This indicates that I have been assessed by the official UK programme for health and social care regulation and meet the necessary quality standards. The programme is monitored by the government and registered with the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). Practitioners on the accredited standards register abide by BACP’s ethical framework.

“I am not what happened to me, I am what I choose to become.”
Carl Jung
Carri Dodo

I can help

With a psychodynamic and CBT background and training in individual and couples work, I am uniquely placed to help clients to address, cope with or overcome a range of emotional difficulties. This can include relationship issues, generalised anxiety, social anxiety, depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder, stress, low self-esteem, bereavement, panic attacks, perfectionism or procrastination, self-sabotage, anger processing, trauma, pre- and post-divorce issues, cancer, illness recovery, coming to terms with terminal illness, and stage of life difficulties.

Areas of Experience

Alongside my private psychotherapy practice, I have worked for the NHS, focusing on psychodynamic therapy, treating an extensive and diverse range of cases. I have also been a specialist CBT counsellor at University College, London, working with students of all ages suffering from mental and physical health conditions. I have worked longer-term with couples at Tavistock Relationships using a psychoanalytic approach to manage extensive and varied relationship difficulties. I have counselled clients dealing with addiction in a drugs and alcohol service and worked as a volunteer at Samaritans helping people struggling to cope and contemplating suicide.

Personal approach

My training in psychodynamic psychoanalysis and cognitive behavioural therapy facilitates flexibility in our work together and the opportunity to draw on a broader range of theory and practices to make sense of what is going on for you and tailor our work together to your unique needs.

I provide an entirely confidential, non-judgemental space in which you can safely explore your innermost thoughts and feelings. Carefully selected colleagues supervise my work with clients to ensure you receive the best possible care and service, whilst maintaining your confidentiality.

Therapy is an individual process and finding a therapist you trust, and a therapeutic relationship with the right chemistry for the work to happen is of utmost importance. I offer a free thirty-minute initial consultation online so we can meet and talk before you make any commitment to working with me. This allows us to experience how our unique therapeutic relationship might be and to discuss your suitability for treatment.

“When minds meet, they don’t just exchange facts: they transform,
re-shape them, draw different implications from them,
and engage in new trains of thought.”
Theodore Zeldin