The Oak Tree Practice

The Oak Tree Practice

104D High Road
N2 9EB


020 8936 7666 / 07402 028329

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104D High Road
N2 9EB


020 8936 7666 / 07402 028329

About us

The Oak Tree Practice was founded by Chartered Clinical Psychologist, Dr Ilan Ben-Zion in January 2016. We like to think of ourselves as a welcoming, warm and friendly practice and will do all we can to help you make things better.

Have you seen anyone with my/our difficulties before?

We have experience working with a wide variety of clients including:

  • Children
  • Young people
  • Adults
  • Older adults
  • Families
  • Military personnel
  • Individuals with Learning Disabilities
  • Individuals with Neurodevelopmental disorders (eg. Autism Spectrum Conditions)
  • Individuals with Neurological Conditions.

What therapies do you use and what kind of difficulties do you help people with?

We have training and expertise in a variety of different therapies, such as:

  • Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
  • Narrative Therapy
  • Psychodynamic Psychotherapy
  • Compassion Focused Therapy
  • Family Therapy
  • Person-centred Therapy

These are effective in helping people overcome difficulties such as low mood, anxiety, anger, stress, relationship difficulties, low self-esteem/confidence, coping with the loss a loved one, the impact of trauma or adjusting to new life circumstances.

We appreciate that many rely on their psychologist to provide a therapy that suits them best. Therefore, our experience enables us to provide tailor made therapy using the most effective methods at supporting individuals to overcome their difficulties.

What will it be like when I meet you?

One of the most important parts of our work is building relationships with those sitting opposite us. You can have all the training and knowledge in the world, but if the client doesn’t return, none of this can be put into action. Therefore, our first aim is always to provide a warm, compassionate and non-judgmental space where we can work on your difficulties together.

How many times will we meet?

At The Oak Tree Practice, we do things a little differently. Our aim is to help you get to where you want to be, in the shortest amount of time possible. We don't offer a minimum amount of sessions, as if you feel like you're where you want to be after one or two, we'd be delighted! Of course, if you would like longer term therapy, we are more than happy to discuss that too.

What do I do next?

If you're interested in finding out more, or have any questions, feel free to drop us a message or give us a call. We're always more than happy to have an informal chat over the phone! If you feel like you'd like to meet for an initial consultation, we can discuss who would be the best person from our team to meet with you and aim to see you within 7 days.

Training, qualifications & experience

All our psychologists have a minimum of undergraduate and postgraduate level degrees, including doctoral level training.

We are all accredited and regulated by a professional body including the Health and Care Professions Council HCPC), British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP), British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and British Psychological Society (BPS).

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Registered / Accredited

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  • Meet the team


We offer a simple fee structure where the cost per session is the same for individuals, couples or families.

Psychological therapy (individual, couples, families): Between £100-£120 (50 minute session). Available face to face, skype, online chat and telephone.

We conduct face to face sessions from three locations in East Finchley, Muswell Hill and Kentish Town. Home visits are available on request.

Please note that the fees above relate to the assessment session, as well as all subsequent sessions.

We are accredited with all major private healthcare insurance companies.

Further information

We are fortunate to have received some excellent reviews from those we have seen. Here are a few of those:

"As a family, we found the consultation sessions with our troubled teenager extremely helpful. After a 6 week period, she was much happier and able to cope with her issues. I would have no hesitation in recommending this Practice for dealing with personal problems."

"I contacted Ilan when my son age 15 yrs suddenly started to struggle with impending exams and relationships.  Ilan was able to over the next year give my son a place of understanding and support to allow him to engage in the difficulties he was having and give him strategies to handle difficult situations. My son has now a more rounded sense of self and ability to cope with the natural challenges he faces in adolescence"

"I saw Ilan six times to help me with my crippling anxiety and low mood which has been stopping me from performing well at work. I was also starting to withdraw from my friends and family. Ilan was welcoming and really went out of his way to support me with emails and telephone calls. Since meeting him, I am well on the way to recovery and feel better equipped to deal with my problems and overcome them. Thanks."

Maps & Directions

London, N2 9EB
London, NW7

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None


We are able to offer appointments during weekdays in the daytime and evening.

Types of client

Young people
Older adults