Allan Gois

Bloomsbury Psychotherapist

MBACP (Accred), BPC Registered DIT Therapist, MBPsS


Psychotherapy help
for emotional difficulties

Allan Gois - Bloomsbury Psychotherapist

MA - MBACP Accred - BPC Reg DIT Therapist - MBPsS 12a Argyle Walk, London - WC1H 8HA - ‚ėéÔłé: +44 7964 923971

Are you feeling depressed, stressed out, anxious or simply stuck in life?

Is your life far from where you imagined it would be?

Do you want to understand yourself better?

Do you wish to change unhealthy patterns in your behaviour or relationships?

It takes courage to recognise your difficulties and decide to change. Allan Gois - Psychotherapist in Bloomsbury can help you in that process.

Bloomsbury Psychotherapist

My name is Allan Gois, I am an experienced and qualified psychoanalytic psychotherapist in the City of London - Bloomsbury. Through psychoanalytic psychotherapy I can help you take a deep look into your life and your difficulties, so you can find a fresh perspective and bring about significant change in you. I have many years' experience in helping people understand themselves better and work through difficult problems, conflicts and struggles in life. Psychotherapy can help you find meaning in your life.

You may have come here because you find yourself in a relationship crisis or feel stuck, unable to control your feelings and move forward in life. Perhaps you find yourself having panic attacks, or depressed, or maybe even struggling with unusual symptoms that make you afraid of losing your mind. Change is a process that result from important decisions. Recognising your issues and understanding that you need the help of a qualified professional is the first step towards a thorough transformation.

About Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy

psychotherapy bloomsbury london

Psychotherapy can help

Psychotherapy will provide a safe and non-judgemental space to explore your most inner thoughts, feelings and difficulties, which will help you understand yourself better and move on.

As a psychoanalytic psychotherapist I will help you think carefully about what may still be unconscious to you: past memories, difficult feelings and conflicts that play a part in how you behave and relate to others in the present.

All in all, through psychoanalytic psychotherapy you can expect to acquire:

  • Self-awareness - you will know yourself better
  • Confidence - you will work through your insecurities
  • Acceptance¬†- you will¬†learn to accept yourself better
  • Freedom - you will take ownership of your life

The initial consultation

When you realise you need professional help for your struggles and make contact with Allan Gois - Psychotherapist in Bloomsbury, you will be invited to come for an initial consultation.

The initial consultation takes place over the first 2 to 4 meetings, where you and I can discuss your circumstances, your needs and see how we could work these out in psychotherapy. We will look at length into what your problems may be related to and think about how psychotherapy can help you.

The consultation is also an opportunity for you to see how it would feel working with me in psychoanalytic psychotherapy, as well as to address any questions you might have about the process.

How Psychotherapy works

Psychoanalytic psychotherapy provides a space for thinking freely, where you will be encouraged to speak your mind as the psychotherapist helps you understand the meaning underneath what you are communicating.

Some feelings and experiences in life can be so unbearably painful that we will do everything to protect ourselves against them. We may try to push them out of our conscious mind, but many times these difficult aspects of ourselves can be so deeply buried that we may become unaware of their effects in our everyday life.

Present symptoms (i.e, depression, panic attacks, OCD), conflicts, extreme behaviours and destructive patterns are all influenced by what has been pushed back into our unconscious mind. Psychoanalytic psychotherapy will work towards bringing it all back to consciousness, where they can be thought about, understood, integrated and worked through.

Brief Therapy for Depression

Depression is a common mental disorder. Globally, more than 264 million people of all ages suffer from depression.
Depression is a leading cause of disability worldwide and is a major contributor to the overall global burden of disease.
More women are affected by depression than men.
Depression can lead to suicide.
There are effective psychological and pharmacological treatments for moderate and severe depression

Statistics show that between 8 and 12% of the world’s population suffer from depression in any given year (The Office for National Statistics Psychiatric Morbidity report, 2001)

Depression is different from mere sadness or just feeling down. It debilitates those who suffer from it, often dragging on for weeks, months and sometimes years. It tends to be recurrent, bringing about feelings of despair, hopelessness, powerlessness, self-hatred, anger, anxiety and apathy, making life very difficult. But there is help.

Dynamic Interpersonal Therapy (DIT) - Brief therapy for depression

Dynamic Interpersonal Therapy (DIT) is a type of brief psychodynamic psychotherapy, which is currently being set up nationally in the NHS as a mode of treatment for mild to moderate depression and anxiety. The therapy endeavours to help the patient understand and work through feelings, thoughts and patterns of relationship that contribute to depression.


Dynamic Interpersonal Therapy (DIT) focuses on how the person sees him/herself and how he/she experience others, and the feelings that result from this interaction. DIT concentrates on relationships and feelings, helping the person identify and work through unhealthy patterns, misconceptions and painful feelings associated with depression. This will help the person develop and change in the way they deal with such difficulties.


Dynamic Interpersonal Therapy has two main objectives:

  • to help the person identify a fundamental pattern of relating to others, so he/she can understand how such pattern is linked with feelings associated with depression. Working through this pattern then becomes the focus of the therapy.
  • to help the person develop the capacity to think about their own states of mind, so they can learn how to manage the struggles in their day-to-day relationships.

Who is Dynamic Interpersonal Therapy for?

Dynamic Interpersonal Therapy aims to help those suffering with mild to moderate depression. See your GP if you are uncertain about the severity of your symptoms.

Number of Sessions

Dynamic Interpersonal Therapy is time-limited and takes place over the course of 16 weekly sessions.


The fee for DIT is £100 per 50 minutes session.

Please contact me if you are interested in pursuing Dynamic Interpersonal Therapy or would like to know more this type of treatment.

About me

Bloomsbury Psychotherapist

I am a BACP registered and accredited Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist working in London (Bloomsbury - WC1), with over 14 years' experience practicing psychotherapy with clients coming from a wide range of backgrounds and presenting the most diverse of issues.

I have experience working both in Private Practice and in the NHS. Throughout my career I have also worked with different institutions and organisations, providing psychotherapy services to individuals and groups. My experience has helped me to develop a non-judgmental, empathic and flexible approach, learning from each client and adapting with each therapy.

I can also provide therapy in Portuguese and Spanish.

I have worked in psychotherapy with clients and patients coming from many different countries and cultures, in different stages and circumstances of life and presenting a great variety of issues. Some of the difficulties I have helped clients with are:


  • MA in Psychoanalytic Studies (Tavistock & Portman NHS Foundation Trust / University of East London - UK ‚Äď 2010)
  • Especializa√ß√£o em Psicologia Cl√≠nica e Psicossom√°tica (Post Graduate Specialisation Certificate in Clinical Psychology and Psychosomatics - Brazil - UniFil ‚Äď 2006)
  • Licenciado em Psicologia (Licensed in Psychology - Training in Psychology/Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy - Brazil - UniFil ‚Äď 2006)
  • Bacharel em Teologia (BA in Theology - South American Theological School ‚Äď 2005)

Professional memberships

  • BACP¬†(British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy): Registered Member¬†MBACP (Accred)¬†(Accredited Member N. 655550 -¬†BACP Register:¬†¬†N. 22400). I work under the BACP Ethical Framework.
  • BPS¬†(British Psychological Society): GMBPsS (Graduate Member N. 225811)
  • BPC¬†(British Psychoanalytic Council): Accredited DIT (Dynamic Interpersonal Therapy) Practitioner -¬†DIT Roster
  • In Brazil, I am accredited and licensed by the¬†CFP¬†(Conselho Federal de Psicologia - Brazilian Psychological Council - CRP 08/12288).

I am part of the South London Psychotherapy and Counselling Service (SLPCS).

I am fully qualified, accredited and insured to practice psychotherapy in the UK.

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Psychotherapist in Bloomsbury London


  • Individual psychotherapy: ¬£85 per session (50 minutes)
  • Dynamic Interpersonal Therapy (brief therapy for depression): ¬£100 per session (50 minutes)

Health Insurance*

I am registered with the following Health Insurance Providers:

*Please note that the fees for Health Insurance Providers may be higher.

*Please consult your provider in regards to your cover, policy and procedure to receive treatment.

Contact me

Contact me for an initial consultation, or if you have any queries about how psychoanalytic psychotherapy could help you. My quiet and discreet psychotherapy consulting room in London is located in Bloomsbury, very near Kings Cross Station.


12a Argyle Walk, London - WC1H 8HA