Dr Oliver Hawthorne

Clinical Psychologist in East Dulwich, DClinPsy PGDip MSc BSc
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I am a HCPC registered clinical psychologist, with over 10 years of experience in the NHS. I have a particular speciality in working with students and young adults but also have significant experience and interest in work across the life-span. Most of the people I see come because they are feeling unsatisfied with their life, are struggling to meet their expectations of themselves, or are finding that anxiety or depression is getting in the way of work or relationships. Some come because they just want to understand themselves better. My aim is to bring our curiosity to what is stuck and, in doing so, help you to feel more free to live life as you would choose.

Since completing my doctorate I have completed additional trainings in working psychoanalytically with young people, parents and couples. I have also completed trainings in working with people with autism. I often find psychoanalytic ideas most useful but also bring in ideas from CBT and systemic therapies. I am experienced in working with people exploring questions about sexuality and gender.

My approach is to be an engaged, curious and lively presence. I believe a good therapeutic relationship is one in which it becomes possible to bring a full range of emotion – sadness, anger, amusement, shame, joy, anxiety… I am passionate about the work I do and value the chance to think with people about the problems of being a human.

Available for sessions in East Dulwich, South London and online.


Doctorate in Clinical Psychology – Salomons, Canterbury Christ Church University

Postgraduate Diploma in Mental Health Practice – Middlesex University

MSc in Psychological Research Methods – University of Exeter

BSc in Psychology – University of Exeter

Client Groups





Monday afternoon and early evening


£140 – Individuals

£150 – Couples



Other Face-to-Face Locations:

Oru Space, East Dulwich