Tim LeBon Author of Wise Therapy UKCP reg.

Tim LeBon Author of Wise Therapy UKCP reg.

1 Bell Yard

6A Bessborough Place

07931 896857

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1 Bell Yard

6A Bessborough Place

07931 896857

About me

I am an experienced BABCP accredited and UKCP registered psychotherapist offering help with anxiety, depression, stress, clinical perfectionism, anger management, low self-esteem using my training in psychology and philosophy at reasonable rates. You will be offered the benefit of my extensive training in  Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Existential Therapy and Philosophical Counselling as well as my range of life experience including being a published author and graduating with a first-class degree from Oxford University.

Amongst the problems I can help you with are :-

  • worry

  • anxiety
  • depression
  • decision-making
  • relationship issues
  • pefectionism
  • low self-esteem
  • wanting to lead a more satisfying life

  • procrastination

  • Low self-confidence

  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Generalised anxiety
  • Couples counselling
  • Anger management
  • Panic attacks
  • Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)

This list is not exhaustive, but it gives some idea of the sort of problems I have helped people with before.

How can counselling help?

Counselling is the one place where we can explore our issues in a way we can't on our own or with friends. I offer the opportunity to first of all understand your problem in a new way and then to explore new ways of breaking old patterns of thinking and behaviour. In such a way counselling is no a "quick-fix" but a profound exploration of our response to life and how we can improve it.  My own background and experience allows me to draw on a range of ideas from psychology and philosophy to help you achieve your goals and solve your problems.

If you are interested in getting help with any of these problems, please feel free to contact me now.

Training, qualifications & experience

About Me

I originally studied at Oxford University, where I gained a first class degree in Philosophy, Politics and Economics (PPE). Back in the 1990s I studied psychotherapy and counselling at Regents College where I specialised in existential psychotherapy.  Later I drew on this experience to write my first book Wise Therapy (Continuum, 2001) which describes how philosophy can be of use to the counsellor. More recently still, I returned to Oxford where I undertook advanced training in Cognitive Therapy and gained a distinction in the highly-regarded Msc level diploma from OCTC.

How my Experience Can Help You

This background allows me to bring a broad range of experience and ideas to my practice. I know how to help you using the evidence-based methods for anxiety and depression. I am also sensitive to questions of meaning, purpose and values. My specific areas of expertise include difficulties in decision-making and low self-esteem. I also work with anxiety problems including stress, worry, panic attacks and obsessions and also help those suffering from low mood and depression. I started seeing clients for counselling and psychotherapy back in 1995 and so have many years experience. I was one of the main figures in this country in helping use philosophy for the purposes of counselling, which I have done since the late 1990s. More recently I have trained in other approaches including  the Human Givens Approach and advanced training in CBT (Cognitive Behaviour Therapy).

As well as my private practice I also work part-time in the NHS as a psychotherapist. I am also a lecturer and trainer in psychotherapy and counselling. I also offer supervision to other counsellors and psychotherapists.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited


Other areas of counselling I deal with

career issues, decision-making, procrastination, social anxiety, social phobia, coaching, philosophical counselling, values clarification, mindfulness, existential crisis, meaninglessness,compassion focussed therapy, Stoicism, integrative therapy, positive psychology, happiness


My standard rate is £90 for a 50 minute session.
I offer some concessions down to £70 per session for people for whom this is too much.

Published articles

Further information

My work has been positively featured in the National Press including Independent & The Observer.

I wrote in my book Wise Therapy that a good therapist combines the wisdom of Socrates with the humanity of Carl Rogers - add the evidence base of Aaron T. Beck, and that's what I aim to do in my work with you.

Sessions are normally held in Central London in my Pimlico (also nr. Vauxhall and Victoria) or Temple (Fleet/St Chancery LAne) offices. Skype sessions and e-mail sessions are also available if appropriate.

After your initial contact, I will aim to set up an initial consultation as soon as possible, often within the next few days.

I look forward to working with you.

Maps & Directions

London, WC2A 2JR
London, SW1V 3SG

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Available daytimes Wednesday, Thursday and Friday

Types of client

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