Ricardo Arroyo Dans

Trainee psychotherapist


Ricardo Arroyo Dans joined Priory in 2023 as a trainee psychotherapist. Ricardo works therapeutically with inpatients through support sessions and also delivers psychoeducational groups for the inpatient programme.


Ricardo graduated from University College London in 2011 where he achieved a Bachelor of Science degree in Biomedical Sciences. Following that, Ricardo attended University of Westminster in 2012 where he completed a Master’s Degree in Medical Microbiology. He worked several years in the field of sexual health but then decided to train as a therapist. He is currently a postgraduate student attending the MA course in Psychodynamic Counselling and Psychotherapy, and also works as a psychotherapist for a charity in East London, which he has done since 2020. In addition, Ricardo has completed dialectical behaviour therapy (DBT) foundational training.


  • Spanish
  • French
  • Dutch
  • Portuguese


  • BSc Biomedical Sciences (University College London)
  • Certificate in Psychodynamic Counselling Skills (WPF Therapy)
  • MSc Medical Microbiology (University of Westminster)
  • Undertaking MA Psychodynamic Counselling and Psychotherapy (Goldsmiths University of London)

Research has shown that the biggest factor for successful therapy does not lie in the type of therapy used, but in the therapeutic relationship between patient and therapist. Even though I am psychodynamically trained, I integrate other forms of therapy to best meet the individual needs of every patient and their unique circumstances. This two-way dynamic enables and promotes growth within the patient as well as the therapist, thus strengthening the relationship and possible outcomes of the therapeutic process.