Claudia Celadon

Psychologist and Psychotherapist
(MBACP reg.)



I am a qualified Psychologist and psychotherapist from Brazil with over 30 years of clinical experience, and I am very passionate about therapeutic interventions that vary from deep psychological interventions based on the client’s history and memories, to an emphasis on the relationship between therapist and client, including their cultural context and systems.

My therapeutic approach is mainly relational with a psychoanalytic theoretical base. I am also very interested in using symbolic representations and meanings in the therapeutic setting to assist clients on their reflections and self-awareness.

I trained as a Clinical Psychologist and as a psychoanalytic psychotherapist in São Paulo, Brazil where I had the opportunity to develop my professional career within the mental health and psychiatric fields. I had my knowledge base, skills and experience updated in the USA and in the UK when I retrained as a psychodynamic counsellor and clinical supervisor, and where I continue my studies in Psychoanalysis, currently as a Doctoral candidate in psychoanalytic practice.

I have worked in a variety of settings including psychiatric hospitals, voluntary LGBTQ organisations, as well as the private and educational sectors.
My experience includes working as a lecturer in Further and Higher Education, where I have supervised MA and MSc students’ clinical work through clinical management, child and infant observation seminars.

I offer short and long-term therapy to clients.

I am also a psychodynamic clinical supervisor of groups and individuals working in private practice, as well as in voluntary organisations dealing with domestic violence, homelessness, sexual assault and rape, and gender specific abuse.

I have supervised groups and individuals at the Westminster Pastoral Foundation and other training institutions, as well as facilitating experiential groups for trainees.

I have been running a successful women-only study group on Psychoanalysis & Culture for the past 3 years.

I work full-time in private practice.