About Me

Catriona Wrottesley

Catriona Wrottesley

Counsellor and Psychotherapist


My former career was as a journalist, with a particular interest in relationships.

I trained at WPF Therapy Kensington, one of the foremost training institutions and clinics in the UK, a lengthy and rigorous postgraduate training in individual counselling and psychotherapy with 4 years of clinical practice, intensive study and ongoing personal therapy.

I subsequently undertook a couple psychoanalytic psychotherapy training at the Tavistock Centre for Couple Relationships (TCCR), an internationally renowned centre of excellence, and hold both the Postgraduate Diploma in Couple and Individual Psychodynamic Counselling and Psychotherapy (TCCR) and MA in couple psychoanalytic psychotherapy.

Alongside my private practice, I teach and supervise at Tavistock Relationships.


MA in Couple Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy, TCCR & University of East London.

Postgraduate Diploma in Couple and Individual Psychodynamic Counselling and Psychotherapy, TCCR & University of East London.

MA (Psychoanalytic Studies), WPF & University of Roehampton.

Advanced Postgraduate Diploma in Psychodynamic Studies, WPF qualification in Psychodynamic Counselling, WPF & University of Roehampton.

Postgraduate Diploma in Psychodynamic Studies, Herts and Beds Counselling Foundation (WPF) & University of Surrey.

Links to published material

List of publications

Wrottesley, C. (2012). An Interview with Prophecy Coles. Couple and Family Psychoanalysis, 2(1), 99-106.

Wrottesley, C. (2012). An Interview with Dr Paola Mariotti. Couple and Family Psychoanalysis, 2(2), 247-254.

Wrottesley, C. (2013). Men, Women and Relationships—A PostJungian Approach: Gender Electrics and Magic Beans by Phil Goss. Journal of Analytical Psychology, 58(4), 547-549.

Wrottesley, C. (2013). An Interview with Pauline Hodson. Couple And Family Psychoanalysis, 3(1), 94-102.

Wrottesley, C. (2013). Meeting the Author: An Interview with Deborah Cohen. Couple And Family Psychoanalysis, 3(2), 244-250.

Wrottesley, C. (2014). An Interview with Barbara Dearnley. Couple and Family Psychoanalysis, 4(2), 193-203.

Wrottesley, C. (2016). Tea with Winnicott, by Brett Kahr, with illustrations by Alison Bechdel, Karnac, 2016. Couple and Family Psychoanalysis6(2), 221-224.

Wrottesley, C. (2016). Meeting the Author: An Interview with Joy Schaverien. Couple and Family Psychoanalysis Volume 6 Number 1, 96.

Wrottesley, C. (2017) Brief Intervention With A Chinese Couple Commentary, Couple and Family Psychoanalysis, 7(1), pp. 102-112.

Wrottesley, C. (2017). Edipo non muore Mai? La coppia di nonni alle prese con Edipo. INTERAZIONI. Clinica e ricerca psicoanalitica su individuo-coppia-famiglia.

Wrottesley, C. (2017). Does Oedipus Never Die? The Grandparental Couple Grapple With Oedipus. Couple and Family Psychoanalysis, 7(2), 188-207.

Wrottesley, C. (2018). Three in the Room. Therapy Today, March 2018. pp.24-27.

Wrottesley, C. (2018). Review of Couples on the Couch. Couple and Family Psychoanalysis. pp. 82-84.

Wrottesley, C. (2018). Response to “The disintermediation of desire : from 3D (esire) to 2D (esire) ” by Alessandra Lemma. Couple and Family Psychoanalysis, Volume 8 (2), pp. 123-130.

Wrottesley, C. (2019). Davids, M. Fakhry & Shavit, Naomi (Eds). Authenticity in the Psychoanalytic Encounter: The Work of Irma Brenman Pick. London & New York: Routledge. 2018. Journal of Analytical Psychology64(2), 283-289.

Wrottesley, C. (2019). Book Review. Ruthless Winnicott: The Role of Ruthlessness in Psychoanalysis and Political Protest, by Sally Swartz, London: Routledge, 2019. Couple and Family Psychoanalysis 9(2) 202-206 (2019)


23 February, 2018: Tavistock Relationships 2018 Enid Balint Lecture with Professor Alessandra Lemma: The Disintermediation of Desire: the body, sexuality and technology. 

Response to Professor Alessandra Lemma

22 July, 2019: International Psychoanalytical Association  Tavistock Relationships – Committee on Couple and Family Psychoanalysis (COFAP) Conference, Shared Unconscious Phantasy: Perspectives from Object Relations and Link Theory

Clinical Presentation: A Couple Struggling with Difference.

23 November, 2019: Tavistock Relationships Autumn Conference: There’s No Place Like Home – the Effects of Fracture and Dislocation

Paper presented: Variations of nostalgia: yearning for a relational home


Throughout the Coronavirus Pandemic and whilst social distancing measures are in place, we continue to offer online therapy sessions.

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