Tamsin Embleton BA (Hons), PG Dip, MBACP

Tamsin Embleton BA (Hons), PG Dip, MBACP

338 City Road

07864 823019

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338 City Road

07864 823019

About me


I’m an experienced BACP registered, insured psychotherapist working at an NHS London hospital and in private practice in Islington. I trained at Regent’s and Birkbeck universities, and have attended courses at the Bowlby Centre, the Institute for Psychoanalysis and the European Society for Trauma & Dissociation (of which I am a member). I also hold a BA (Hons) in Classical Studies from King's College, London. I regularly contribute to articles for Metro as a psychotherapist.


My way of working is influenced by the attachment-based psychoanalytic psychotherapy of John Bowlby (with a splash of existential theory). This means that we would seek to understand your position towards your current issues within the context of your past relationships – looking at the quality and availability of your significant relationships, past and current experiences, your inner-world, self-construct and world-view. Throughout, we would work together to identify patterns between present and past as they arise. I work with client’s long term, working towards understanding the roots of your current issues, rather then focusing solely on treating the symptoms that they cause.

Through therapy, we seek to understand more fully and come to terms with the legacy of past experience and make meaning from examining unconscious assumptions, reactions and motivations, piecing together the puzzle of what is troubling you so that you can move forward in a more satisfying and meaningful way.


My clients are from all walks of life, but they share one thing in common: they are all seeking change. People come to therapy for myriad reasons – often they feel lost, ‘stuck’, anxious, depressed or wish to understand themselves, improve their relationships or cope better in day-to-day life. Some of the issues that my clients face include:

  • depression, anxiety and stress
  • grief, loss and bereavement
  • addictions (food, drugs and alcohol, gambling, sex etc)
  • trauma, neglect, physical, sexual and mental abuse
  • identity, meaning and purpose
  • attachment, relationship and interpersonal issues
  • phobias
  • gender
  • sexuality
  • anger and emotional difficulties
  • disorders (including personality disorders, anxiety disorders, dissociative disorders)

After 10 years working in the music industry in various capacities, part of my private practice is now dedicated to working with artists, music industry and consulting for music management companies about mental health issues. I'm currently researching the psychological impact of touring for musicians (both on and off the road).

Training, qualifications & experience

MA in Counselling & Psychotherapy - Regent's University (ongoing)

The Bowlby Centre - Conversion Course (ongoing)

Anna Freud Centre - Mentalization Based Treatment - Basic Training (Nov 2017)

Postgraduate Diploma in Counselling & Psychotherapy - Regent's University

Foundation in Trauma & Dissociation - European Society for Trauma & Dissociation

Attachment Theory in Clinical Practice - The Bowlby Centre

Lecture series - Institute of Psychoanalysis

Certificate in Counselling skills - Birkbeck

BA (Hons) in Classical Studies - King’s College, London

Member organisations


Photos & videos

  • Embleton Psychotherapy
  • Therapy room
  • The Building


The initial consultation is free and no obligation.

£75 per session
£40 per session - low income (my low fee slots are currently full)

Maps & Directions

London, EC1V 2PY

Type of session

Online counselling: Yes
Telephone counselling: Yes
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Tuesdays Thursdays Fridays

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
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