Howard Cooper

Howard Cooper

Counsellor in Barnet

I am an experienced, professionally qualified and registered psychoanalytic psychotherapist working in Barnet EN5 (north London). I have more than thirty years of experience, and I work in a conversational and relational way, offering between one and five sessions per week, depending on circumstances.

I also offer short-term psychotherapy and counselling.

I provide supervision for psychotherapists and counsellors of various orientations; those in the caring and teaching professions; and those with responsibilities in organizations.

I am also a training therapist for students training to become counsellors or psychotherapists

My standard fee is £65 - £70 a session but there is some flexibility with this depending on your circumstances, as well as frequency per week of sessions.

Background & Qualifications


•Member of the Association for Group and Individual Psychotherapy (, my training organisation, since 1985.
•UKCP registered (
•Member of the Finchley Psychotherapy and Counselling Practice (
•As a supervisor, I am a member of the British Association for Psychoanalytic and Psychodynamic Supervision (

Fellow and Honorary Fellow of Leo Baeck College, London.
MA (with Distinction) in Creative Writing and Critical Theory.

My Specialisms

The difficulties we face in life are very varied: we may struggle with relationships, have problems with anger or depression or our eating habits, with our sexuality or personal identity, or just to find meaning in life. Feelings of failure and frustration, bitterness or jealousy, inadequacy or lack of self-esteem can either stem from some particular sitution or issue we are experiencing now - or be part of a longer history and larger pattern of how our life has unfolded. Psychotherapy can help sort out some of this stuff: I have found that an attentive listening to and responding to these kinds of problems can make a significant difference to people's lives.

Approach to Therapy & How I Work

It is hard to deal with emotional problems and difficulties by oneself. By entering into an in-depth conversation with you, taking things as they come and at your pace, I hope to be able to offer both insight and support. An exploration of both conscious and unconscious thoughts and feelings within a psychotherapeutic relationship offers a special framework for personal growth and change and can lead, over time, to a new sense of oneself and a renewed sense of well-being.

Therapies & Rates

Please note the rates detailed below are there to give you an idea of the therapists standard rates, we strongly advise you contact the therapist for more detailed rates and any offers they may have.

Therapy Appointment Type Rate
Psychotherapy In Person £65 per 50 minutes
Counselling In Person £65 per 50 minutes