Gershon Portnoi

Gershon Portnoi

Registered Member MBACP

Contact information

Phone number
07485 775746

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Therapist - London

London SW1W
07485 775746
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  • Flexible hours available

About me and my therapy practice

I'm a psychodynamic psychotherapist which means my work with people usually focuses on past events to understand what is happening in the present. 

By exploring this, we might be able to gain insight into your life, in order that you can understand yourself a bit better.

Usually, this type of therapy would be open-ended which means, by definition, that there is no fixed end date, although we will regularly reflect on the work, with a view to working towards an end point.

In addition to open-ended therapy, I also offer short term work, which consists of 12 sessions that are mainly focused on a specific issue.

Although I work with both men and women, I do have a particular interest in working with men who find it difficult to talk about their feelings.

I have a consulting room in central London, and I also work online. 

My first session

Choosing to get help is often the most difficult part of anyone's journey, which is why I try to make the first stage of the process as straightforward as possible, as it's never easy.

I always offer an initial consultation, which is a 90-minute session where we will meet to discuss why you have decided to begin therapy.

After that, we will discuss the options for therapy. These are either open-ended, where we meet on the same day, at the same time every week, or it might be a shorter piece of work, where we will spend 12 sessions focusing on a specific issue.

Once we have agreed on the best course of action, you will receive a contract which outlines my commitment to you, and your commitment to your therapy. 

What I can help with

Abuse, Addictions, Anger management, Anxiety, Bereavement, Cultural issues, Depression, Eating disorders, Identity issues, Loss, Men's issues, Obsessions, OCD, Post-traumatic stress, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Stress, Trauma, Work related issues

Types of therapy


Clients I work with


How I deliver therapy

Long-term face-to-face work, Online counselling, Short-term face-to-face work, Time-limited