Philippa Robinson

Philippa Robinson



0208 960 4973 / 07966 396199

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0208 960 4973 / 07966 396199

About me

Life nowadays can often be incredibly stressful and at some point almost all of us feel overwhelmed by what it throws at us. It may be that a recent crisis has pushed you into a dark place or you may be feeling weighed down by a long-term problem. As a result, you can find yourself feeling depressed and anxious. You may be finding it difficult to cope with your work or your relationships and you may be troubled by the feelings that are coming up for you. Perhaps you are unsure of why you are feeling irritable, tearful or angry. Often, when these emotional difficulties start to arise it's difficult to talk to friends or members of our family and as a result we can find ourselves feeling isolated, confused and lonely.

Whatever your reasons for looking for a counsellor, I will offer you a supportive, calm, respectful, confidential and non-judgemental space to help you to explore what is going on for you. I will help you to express and share your concerns in order to move on from your current problems. Together we will identify and understand the possible causes of your difficulties and work to develop ways of thinking and behaving so that you can live your life more fully.

It can be a big step to come and see a counsellor for the first time and it is important that you find a therapist who is right for you. If you are unsure of your needs or anxious about the process, the best thing to do is to come for a session to see what it feels like and to ask about your concerns. You are also welcome to talk to me on the phone to explore how counselling might help you.

I work with individuals as well as couples. I have a practice in Kensal Rise and also a room in Central London.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and I abide by their Code of Ethics. I hold a BACP accredited Diploma in Integrative Counselling from The Minster Centre and I am currently completing a Masters in Integrative Psychotherapy.

As part of my continuing professional development I regularly attend BACP and UKCP-accredited training courses and conferences.

I have worked as a bereavement counsellor and as a counsellor in a service providing support to both men and women who are experiencing domestic abuse. Through my work in these services I have developed an interest in working with the following issues:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Relationship issues
  • Family issues
  • Work-related problems
  • Bereavement and loss
  • Childhood trauma and attachment disorders
  • Emotional abuse and physical abuse
  • Couples issues
  • Affairs and betrayals
  • Separation and divorce
  • Cross-cultural relationships
  • Anger management

Prior to becoming a counsellor I worked in the creative industry for over 25 years. Because of this I have an understanding of the difficulties and anxieties involved in working in a creative environment as well as general workplace issues.

Member organisations


Accredited register membership

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Boarding School Survivors


Individual counselling from £70.

Couples counselling from £100.

Concessions are sometimes available for those who are unable to meet the costs of the full fee.

Further information

How do we start?

We will arrange an initial session so that you can talk to me about what is happening in your life that has caused you to seek counselling. You can see how it feels for you to talk to me and I can assess your needs and whether I am the right therapist for you. If we decide to take the work further, then we will agree on a regular, weekly time for our sessions.

How many sessions?

I offer short-term counselling of around six to twelve sessions as well as longer-term work. Short-term counselling focuses on a specific problem, such as a major life event, and for some people this is sufficient to resolve the particular issue that has brought them to see a therapist. For others, longer-term therapy which is a deeper exploration of their situation is more useful.

Maps & Directions

London, NW10
London, W1U

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: No
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Early mornings, daytime and evenings from Monday to Friday in Kensal Rise and Marylebone.

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
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