Licensed Psychoanalyst in Washington, DC

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Paul Kellett van Leer, MSc, CTA(P), TSTA, ECP

Paul Kellett van Leer, MSc, CTA(P), TSTA, ECP photo
Psychoanalysis & Transactional Analysis
I am an experienced, accredited and qualified Teaching and Supervising Transactional Analyst (with psychotherapy specialisation) and psychoanalyst, born in the UK and recently moved to Washington DC.

I offer individual, couple and group TA and psychoanalysis, consultation, supervision and training in Washington DC and online.

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Psychoanalysis, Transactional Analysis, Consultation & Supervision
2016 - present
Washington DC and online

Private Psychoanalysis & Psychotherapy Practice, South West London
2003 - 2016
• In private practice offering individual, couples and group psychotherapy

Private Clinical Supervision, South West London
2007 - 2016
• Providing individual and group clinical supervision

Teaching Practice

Primary Tutor, Metanoia Insitute, London
2009 - 2011
• Design and delivery of the final year syllabus of the Middlesex University-accredited Masters degree in TA psychotherapy

Assistant Tutor, Metanoia Institute, London
2007 - 2009
• Supporting primary tutors with training design and delivery
• Provision of clinical supervision to trainees
• Assessing academic work and dissertation submissions

Associate Lecturer, Epping Forest College, London
2004 – 2005
• Teaching and assessing students on the counselling diploma course
• Developing course programme and materials

Professional Positions

Clinical Director, The Awareness Centre, Clapham, London
2006 – 2007

• Overall responsibility for all clinical work associated with the Centre
• Development of the Centre’s operational structure and functioning
• Development of all areas of practice, including counselling services, addiction recovery services, training services and bodywork therapies
• Line management of senior staff and recruitment of managers of new projects

Counselling Co-ordinator, Off The Record, Croydon, Surrey
2004 – 2006
• Identifying new areas of development and innovation within the counselling service; researching unmet need and for developing new services
• Co-ordination, evaluation and development of a counselling team comprising two counsellors, two clinical supervisor, voluntary counsellor team co-ordinator and up to twenty volunteer counsellors
• Maintenance of client caseload, initial clinical assessments and provision of temporary clinical supervision
• Design and implementation of on-going training for the volunteer counselling team
Practice Areas
 Counseling / Therapy  Grief and Loss
 Addiction / Drug Rehab  Group Therapy
 Adolescents  Life and Wellness Coaching
 Anger Management  Life Transitions
 Anxiety and Panic  Loneliness
 Bicultural Difficulties  Marriage Counseling
 Body Image Issues  Men's Issues
 Caregiver Issues  Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
 Coronavirus/COVID-19 Issues  Online / Video / Teletherapy
 Couples Therapy  Premarital Counseling
 Depression  Psychoanalysis
 Divorce  Relationship Issues
 Eating Disorders  Self Esteem Issues
 Family Conflict  Sexual Dysfunction
 Gay or Lesbian Issues  Stress Management
 Gender Identity / Transgenderism  Work and Career Issues
 Gifted / Talented Issues
 Certified Transactional Analyst (CTA)  European Certificate of Psychotherapy (ECP)
 Member, American Psychological Association (APA)  Psychotherapy (MA)
 Teaching and Supervising Transactional Analyst (TSTA)  United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP)
The Site for Contemporary Psychoanalysis, London
2011 - 2015

Metanoia Institute, London
2001 -2004
Transactional Analysis Psychotherapy and MSc Degree Course (Middlesex)

Oxford Centre for Psychotherapy, Oxford
Transactional Analysis Foundation Training


Teaching and Supervising Transactional Analyst (Psychotherapy)
Certified Transactional Analyst (Psychotherapy)
Clinical Diploma (TA Psychotherapy) Metanoia
MSc (TA Psych) Middx (distinction)
MSc (Psych) Open (distinction)
BSc (Psych) Open (first class)
American Psychological Association
European Association of Psychotherapy
European Association of Transactional Analysis
Institute for Contemporary Psychoanalysis & Psychotherapy
International Association of Relational Transactional Analysis
The Site for Contemporary Psychoanalysis
United Kingdom Council of Psychotherapy
USA Association for Transactional Analysis
Payments Accepted
Cash, check and all major credit cards (with small convenience fee). Out-of-network insurance schedules accepted.
Hours:7 am to 9 pm weekdays, 10 am to 1 pm Saturdays
License:European Association of Psychotherapy, United Kingdom Council of Psychotherapy
1629 K Street NW
Suite 300
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