Psychotherapy In Westminster

Therapy is an effective way of dealing with personal problems. It provides a safe environment in which to talk things over and explore your feelings in a non-judgmental setting, often impossible to find elsewhere.

Therapy works by helping you understand how your life experiences are affecting you in the present, influencing the way that you think, and the way that you relate to yourself and others.

It's not easy. We will not tell you what to do. We aim to give you choices. To explore options that you may not have considered.

Our approach is called Psychodynamic, which simply means that we work together. We are not limited by any one theory or technique. Instead we work with any and every technique that is relevant to the situation.

We are professionally qualified and experienced therapists offering help for a wide range of problems and issues. Our consulting rooms are conveniently situated 100 yards from Mansion House tube station.

Everything discussed is confidential. If you are willing to be honest with yourself and prepared to work, you can change your life.

Reasons for coming to therapy:

  • Abuse
  • Addictions
  • Anxiety and Stress
  • Lack of confidence or self-esteem
  • Depression, emptiness
  • Difficulties with starting, sustaining or finishing relationships
  • Work-related problems
  • Coming to terms with losses such as bereavement, divorce or redundancy
  • Eating difficulties such as anorexia and bulimia
  • Family worries, conflicts and crises
  • Sexual dysfunction and sexual identity problems
  • Anger issues
  • Trauma
  • Phobias
  • Understanding yourself better
  • Alienation
  • Nightmares
  • Self harming
  • Suicidal thoughts

  • What next?

    To arrange an Initial Consultation call on 020 7760 7541 or email at You will be charged a flat fee of 50.

    Ongoing therapy is charged at the following rates:
    Weekday consultations are charged at 100 per session.
    Weekend consultations are charged at 150 per session.
    Our concessional rate is 50 per session.

    Payment is by either cash or cheque at the end of each session.

    Each therapy session is a weekly 50 minute appointment between client and therapist at the same time, on the same day. The regularity and frequency of appointment is essential to the therapeutic process, so deciding to attend therapy is a commitment that will need careful consideration. The therapy process can last from a few weeks to a year or longer.

    All enquiries are treated in confidence.

    Points to ponder before the first meeting

  • Why now? What brings you to therapy now and not 6 months ago?
  • What will successful therapy look like? Will you look different? Will you feel different? Will your life have changed, and if so, how?
  • A good therapist will be able to help you experience emotions you may not even know exist. Are you ready to begin what may turn out to be very difficult journey of self discovery?

  • Points to ponder after the first meeting

  • How do you feel about your counsellor?
  • Do you feel listened to?
  • Does your counsellor understand your needs?
  • Do you feel hopeful about the future?
  • Remember, this is about working through your difficulties, and it is important that you feel comfortable.

  • Location

    Mansion House Counselling Practice is located near Mansion House tube station on Queen Victoria Street in The City, providing Counselling and Psychotherapy in Central London within easy reach of Westminster (Buckingham Palace, Houses of Parliament and Westminster Abbey), Whitechapel (Royal London Hospital), Embankment (The South Bank Centre, The Royal National Theatre, The Hayward Gallery), Victoria, Sloane Square and Chelsea.

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    Useful Websites

  • Amnesty International - Human Rights

  • Anxiety UK

  • Association of Christian Counsellors

  • British Humanist Association - Non-Religious Organisation

  • CALM - Campaign Against Living Miserably - charity dedicated to preventing male suicide

  • Cruse Bereavement Care

  • FRANK - Drug Abuse

  • The Gender Trust - Gender Identity Support

  • Jewish Care - A charity that offers care and support to people in the Jewish community

  • MIND - Mental Health Charity

  • Muslim Counsellor & Psychotherapist Network

  • NHS Choices

  • OCD UK - Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder Charity

  • Rape Crisis

  • Refuge - Domestic Violence

  • Samaritans

  • Survivors UK - Male Rape And Sexual Abuse

  • Terrence Higgins Trust - HIV Charity

  • Trans Unite - Charity offering access to UK Trans Support Groups

  • Latest Article - Repression

    “Everywhere I go I find a poet has been there before me” - Sigmund Freud (born 6 May 1856, died 23 September 1939)

    Central to Freud’s account of the mind was the theory of the unconscious, not discovered by Freud, but by the poets, philosophers and writers that preceded him. Schopenhauer, Nietzsche, Coleridge, Wordsworth, Charles Dickens and George Eliot, all had described the importance of unconscious feelings and thoughts. But for Freud the unconscious was not just about latent thoughts and emotions, it was also a realm of the mind with it’s own impulses, it’s own mode of expression and it’s own mechanisms.

    One of these mechanisms is ‘repression’. Freud believed that conscious thoughts and emotions, when unbearable to the conscious mind, are repressed. The problem with repression is that this is not a one-off event, self contained and easily forgotten. Instead it is a continuous event requiring a great deal of energy to sustain the illusion that the thought and emotion no longer exists. At the same time the repressed thoughts and emotions seek to find alternative methods of expression, symbolic expressions of the original pain. These often manifest as phobias, obsessions, nightmares...

    Finding ways to release the repressed emotions and alleviate the strain of keeping the pain at bay is what Freud hoped to achieve with his ‘talking cure’ of Psychotherapy.

    “Unexpressed emotions will never die. They are buried alive and will come forth later in uglier ways” - Sigmund Freud

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