Wanderley Dos Santos

Wanderley Dos Santos

Registered Member MBACP

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Therapist - london

london WC1X
Sessions from £70.00


  • Flexible hours available
  • Concessionary rates


Mondays and Tuesdays from 9.00 to 19.00

From Wednesdays to Fridays after 17.00.

About me and my therapy practice

I have more than fifteen years’ experience working in the mental health sector. In 2006, I graduated in Psychology and completed a master's in Clinical Psychology based in philosophy and schizoanalysis, in my home country, Brazil. After being in the UK for a couple of years, I went on a journey to be requalified. So I did another master’s in Psychodynamic Psychotherapy and qualification in Intercultural Psychodynamic Psychotherapy, both courses at Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust. Also, I did a level 4 certificate in counselling with children and young people at the Place2be.

Currently, I work as a counsellor at the Student Welfare and Support Service at the University of Oxford, am a visiting lecturer at Goldsmith, University of London, a facilitator for an experiential group at the Minster Centre and a psychotherapist facilitator for a workshop concerning race and mental health at the Blam-UK.

​I am a person who is genuinely interested in relationships. Maybe this is why I came to this field. In my professional capacity, I offer a supportive clinical environment for people to experience being themselves and work on their psychological needs.

Practice description

What is psychodynamic psychotherapy?

It is an approach, which uses the relationship between patient and therapist as the focus, but there is also a focus on everyday life and outside experiences. Part of the work is through interpretations that aim to help the patient be more conscious about the unaware or unconscious part of themselves. The theory base is psychoanalytic. In intercultural psychodynamic orientation, such elements as race, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, class, culture, nationality, disability, religion, and age, among other categories, are focused on that influence people’s feelings, thoughts and behaviors.

This approach is suitable for:

Experiencing discriminated by race, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, class, culture, nationality, disability, religion, age and others categoriesDepression


Loss, grief and bereavement


​Suicidal ideation

Suffering from an abusive relationship

Gender dysphoria

​Sexuality and sexual identity

Male issues

Mood swings

Difficulties in making and keeping relationships

Low self-confidence and self-sabotage

​Anger management

Lack of direction or purpose

Coming to terms with illness


My first session

Before you commit, I offer a telephone conversation to discuss your concerns and reasons for wishing to have therapy. We can then meet for an initial consultation to see whether you might benefit from my approach. Finally, we make a therapeutic contract regarding the timings, frequency and fee.

Because of the Coronavirus restrictions, consultations and sessions are available online.

Types of therapy

Integrative, Play therapy, Psychoanalytic, Psychodynamic

Clients I work with

Adults, Children, Older adults, Young people

How I deliver therapy

Online counselling, Telephone counselling, Time-limited

Languages spoken

English, Portuguese