Psychotherapy and Supervision

Making the decision to see a psychotherapist can be a daunting task. One of the key objectives of psychoanalytic psychotherapy is to help you gain a better understanding of the roots of the issues that are troubling you.


It can help you work out new ways of approaching situations that you find difficult, as well as suggesting new methods to help you cope. Developing a trusting relationship with your psychotherapist is very important and will help you be able to talk about long-standing problems. However, this can take time. Depending on the issues you are facing, your treatment may need to last several months or, in some cases, years. Some people also seek psychotherapy for personal development.



You can contact Dr Robert Fleming on 07944 357456 to discuss an assessment.


Robert Fleming Portrait

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I have a background in Social Work (London School of Economics) before training to be a Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist (Tavistock) and later an Adult Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist (British Psychotherapy Federation ex BAP).


With over 25 years of experience in the NHS, my responsibilities have included Professional Advisor for Child Psychotherapy for South London and Maudsley NHS Trust and Lead Clinician for Lambeth Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service. I have had a psychotherapy private practice for adults for over 15 years.


My registrations include the Association of Child Psychotherapists, the British Psychotherapy Foundation, the British Psychoanalytic Council and the Tavistock Society of Psychotherapists. I also have accredited registration with the Professional Standards Authority.


I have published peer reviewed clinical articles about both Child Psychotherapy and Adult Psychotherapy.


I have been a supervisor in the NHS and independently for over two decades and have taught for many years on various courses at Masters and Undergraduate level.


My doctoral thesis and clinical interests lie in the psychological consequences of adoption on all three parties in the process.