Dr Tamar Posner

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Psychotherapist registered with BACP and UKCP
Available for new clients
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This professional is available for new clients.

London, W9
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

As a relational psychotherapist I can help you make tangible changes that will positively impact your way of being - in relation to yourself, others and your wider world.

  • Is your head is full of thoughts endlessly chasing one another around?
  • Do the same worries rear their heads over and over again, making it hard for you to think straight?

If so it could be because you’re still trying to manage life in ways you devised long ago that have become habitual but are no longer serving you well.

I work with issues including:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression 
  • Bereavement and loss
  • Relationship difficulties 
  • Burnout and loss of creativity 

I have a particular interest in life’s transitions.

These can be sudden and unexpected such as:

  • The forming or dissolution of relationships 
  • Changed or lost employment

 Or approach more gradually as in the case of:

  • The empty nest feeling when children leave home
  •  The social isolation that can accompany  ageing
  • Losing a sense of purpose upon retirement 

We all have to confront challenging new situations from time to time but trying to do so alone can feel overwhelming.

I know from experience that psychotherapy has lasting benefits and the potential to support and enable us to live a fulfilling life.

Everyone is different but we all want to be understood, appreciated, and feel a sense of connection and belonging.

I offer sessions by telephone or Zoom  for clients who, for whatever reason, are unable to travel to see me.

For brief, solution-focused therapy I normally offer 6-12 sessions in which we would concentrate on a specific issue.

Longer-term work with deeper, more fundamental issues would be on an open-ended basis.

Other Services
In addition to the above I also offer:

Clinical Supervision to qualified and trainee counsellors, psychotherapists and others in the helping professions

Academic Assistance to trainee counsellors and psychotherapists for whom English is not their first language

MA/PhD Dissertation Supervison and my experience as 'research mentor'

I would be happy to talk to you about counselling, psychotherapy or any of the other services I offer so please contact me:

07710 01 99 33 (daytime/evenings)

email: tamar@tamarposner.com

For more information about me and my work please visit my website:

Training, qualifications & experience

Training & Qualifications
2005 Foundation Certificate in Psychotherapy and Counselling - Regent's College, London

2009 Post Graduate Diploma in Integrative Psychotherapy and Counselling - The Minster Centre, London

2009 MA in Integrative Psychotherapy and Counselling - Middlesex University, UK 

2015 Diploma in Creative Approaches to Supervision - London Centre for Psychodrama

Registered Member UKCP Humanistic and Integrative Psychotherapy College
(No. 10161180)
Member British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (MBACP)


2015 -2021 Teacher, The Bowlby Centre,

2013-2019 Chair, Minster Centre Board of Trustees

2011-2013 Visiting Lecturer University of Hertfordshire

2010-2011 Guest Lecturer London Metropolitan University

2010- 2019 Academic Supervisor The Minster Centre

2010-2019 Trustee The Minster Centre

2009-2020 Dissertation Supervisor The Minster Centre

2009-2010 Honorary Counsellor Isledon Road Mental Health Resource Centre, London (NHS service for people with severe and enduring mental health issues)

PUBLICATIONS                                                                                                           On Isolation and Identity: an experience of self-discovery during lockdown. ATTACHMENT: New Directions in Psychotherapy and Relational Psychoanalysis Vol 14, December 2020, pp188-192                                                                                   Second Half: reflections on issues impacting identity in later life BACP Private Practice Journal Winter 2017 pp8-11                                                                           Hanging on the Telephone BACP Private Practice Journal Autumn 2012 pp12-16   La Mer Contemporary Psychotherapy Vol 4, Issue 2, Winter 2012 www.contemporarypsychotherapy.org                                                                 Backward Shadow: The Impact of Sibling Death on Perceptions of Childhood. Contemporary Psychotherapy Vol 3, Issue 1, Spring 2011 www.contemporarypsychotherapy.org                                                                        

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

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UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP)

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UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

UK Council for Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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UK Council for Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Sibling relationships including death of a sibling

Redundancy issues

Adjusting to later life


£60.00 - £80.00
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed
  • Refugees

Additional information

£80.00 per 50-minute session
Student rate £60.00 per 50-minute session

Clinical Supervision
£80.00 per 50-minute session

Academic Support and Dissertation Supervision
£42.00 per chargeable hour

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Monday-Friday 9:00am-7:00pm

Castellain Road, London, W9

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

Key details

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In person

I’m a qualified clinical supervisor registered with UKCP and BACP.

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