Welcome to Queen Anne Street Young People Consultation and Therapy Service. This service specifically caters for the 13-25 age group who are experiencing emotional difficulties.

We are a practice of highly experienced psychotherapists, psychologists and psychiatrists working in a multi-disciplinary team towards the integration of the varied needs of young people in crisis and their families.

We offer a tiered service catering for acute crisis periods as well as long-term psychotherapeutic needs. Each young person and family are unique, however, and therefore we aim to provide a bespoke intervention that could include some or all of the following:

  • Short and long term psychological individual and group interventions for the young person
  • Therapeutic work with families
  • Therapeutic work with parents

We understand that when a young person is in crisis the need is often for a rapid response that helps everyone affected by the crisis to begin to make sense of what can otherwise feel overwhelming so that problems can be addressed constructively.

Your enquiry will be dealt within 24 hours and a first consultation offered within a week.


There will be a set fee for the initial consultation and assessment (available on enquiry).

Thereafter costs will depend on the treatment plan and the clinician concerned.

The Team

We believe that problems arising during the adolescent years require experienced clinicians with a proven track record in working with young people and their families. All the team members have specialist proven expertise with young people and their families (with special expertise in body image disturbances, eating disorders, self-harm, internet addiction, low-self esteem, depression and anxiety).

Professor Alessandra Lemma and Ian Williamson jointly direct the service and will carry out all initial assessments. Together they combine internationally recognised clinical expertise in working with a range problems that typically emerge during the adolescent years and early adulthood. They have both worked extensively within the NHS and privately.

Professor Alessandra Lemma


Professor Alessandra Lemma is a psychologist and psychoanalyst. She has worked in the NHS for over 25 years specializing in the treatment of adults and adolescents.

She has specialised in working with a range of body image disturbances and trauma and she has published a number of books on these subjects.

Alongside her private practice she is Professor of Psychological Therapies at the Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust and Essex University.

She is also the Clinical Director of the Psychological Interventions Research Centre at University College London (UCL).

Ian Williamson


Ian Williamson trained as a Child & Adolescent Analyst in the 1980’s at the Society of Analytical Psychology after a career of working with disturbed and troubled children in a number of settings.

He worked in the NHS at several Child and Family Consultation Centres before going into private practice full time 15 years ago.

He specialises in working with children, adolescents and families intensively and also with adults on a non-intensive basis. He is also a part-time lecturer in Post-Jungian Child Analysis at Essex University and has taught in the UK and abroad. He is co-author of a book on sport and psychoanalysis called ‘Winning at All Costs. Sporting Gods and their Demons’.

He is a member of the Association of Child Psychotherapists and is registered with the CBP.

List of Practitioners

Dr Edgard Sanchez – Bernal Psychiatrist and Psychoanalyst
Dr Giovanni PolizziPsychiatrist and Psychoanalyst
Ora DresnerAdult and Child psychoanalytic psychotherapist
Biddy ArnottGroup Analyst and Jungian Analyst
Dr Coline Covington – Jungian Analyst
Ms Neelam Dosanjh – Clinical Psychologist, Psychotherapist and Organisational Consultant
Dr Amra Rao – Clinical Psychologist, Psychotherapist and Organisational Consultant
Sarah Tucker – Training Group Analyst
David Vincent – Group Analyst and Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist