Dr Tanya Lecchi

HCPC Registered Counselling Psychologist
HCPC Registered Clinical Psychologist
BPS Chartered Psychologist

Dr Tanya Lecchi

BA Hons (Psychol) – MSc (ClinPsych) – PhD (Psychol) – DPsych

I am a BPS Chartered Psychologist, Registered Counselling and Clinical Psychologist (HCPC), Relational Psychotherapist, Mindfulness Teacher, and Senior Research Fellow. 

I have extensive training in a range of approaches to therapeutic work, with a focus on psychodynamic approaches and relational models, and have 14 years of experience in providing psychological assessment and treatment to adults, families, children and young people in different care settings, including hospital environment and private practice.

My Expertise

As well as working privately as a clinician, I am a lecturer on the DPsych at City, University of London, and a senior research tutor and a senior research fellow within the Child Attachment and Psychological Therapies Research Unit (ChAPTRe) at the Anna Freud Centre/UCL

My main expertise includes developmental trauma, dissociation, and mindfulness-based interventions, in particular Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR), Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) and Interpersonal Mindfulness Program (IMP). I am also interested in relational psychoanalysis and intersubjectivity. 

I am currently coordinating several international research projects focussing on mindfulness, and have developed interventions for young people and their carers.

My Training

  • BA (Hons) in Clinical Psychology
  • MSc in Clinical Psychology
  • Doctorate in Counselling Psychology and Psychotherapy
  • PhD in Psychology
  • Professional Training in Mindfulness-based Interventions
  • Foundation Course in Psychoanalysis
  • Foundation Course in Group Analysis
  • PGCertHE (Teaching and Learning in Counselling and Psychotherapy)
  • PG Certificate in Relational Theory in Clinical Practice (The Stephen Mitchell Relational Study Center, New York).

Recent Publications

  • Lecchi, T. (2024). Intersoggettività e presenza nell’incontro terapeutico: una prospettiva costruttivista. In F. Giommi (Ed.), Coltivare Presenza: Psicoterapia e meditazione relazionale (pp. 117–137). Edizioni Edra.
  • Kristen, A., Lecchi, T., Loades, M. E., & Midgley, N. (2024). “I can’t escape my scars, even if I do get better”: A qualitative exploration of how adolescents talk about their self-harm and self-harm scars during cognitive behavioural therapy for depression. Clinical Child Psychology and Psychiatry. DOI: 10.1177/13591045241241348
  • Amin Choudhury, A., Lecchi, T., & Midgley, N. (2023). Understanding change – developing a typology of therapy outcomes from the experience of adolescents with depression. Psychotherapy Research. DOI: 10.1080/10503307.2023.2179440
  • MacKean, M., Lecchi, T., Mortimer, R., & Midgley, N. (2023). ‘I’ve started my journey to coping better’: exploring adolescents’ journeys through an internet-based psychodynamic therapy (I-PDT) for depression. Journal of Child Psychotherapy. DOI: 10.1080/0075417X.2023.2173271

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