David Lion

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MA, PGDip, ADip, UKCP (accredited).
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London, W8 6PP
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About me

I am a highly qualified integrative psychotherapist and counsellor with a wide range of clinical and life experience. After a successful career in the City and running my own company, I trained at Regent’s University London and in the NHS at Guy's hospital. I am now in private practice in Kensington working with adults, couples and young people.

As an integrative psychodynamic therapist, I am able to draw on different ways of working that are specifically suited to my clients. I explore with them their thoughts and emotions, their problems and difficulties. My aim is to help them resolve these problems and difficulties with understanding and warmth, to help alleviate pain and distress and enable them to bring about change and move forward with their lives.

I offer sessions in-person, online and by telephone with flexibility to accommodate my clients' needs.

Training, qualifications & experience

MA, PGDip, ADip, UKCP (accredited).

I trained and qualified at Regent's University London and in the NHS at Guy's hospital with a Post Graduate Diploma and Masters degree in Counselling and Psychotherapy and then an Advanced Diploma in Integrative (ADIP) Psychotherapy. I have over 10 years experience working individually with clients.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP)

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As part of its commitment to protect the public, it works to improve access to psychotherapy, to support and disseminate research, to improve standards and to respond effectively to complaints against its members.

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

Self Development
LIfe Coaching


Health Insurance/EAP

  • Aviva
  • Axa Health
  • Vitality
  • WPA

Additional information

For an initial consultation, terms and fees, please contact me by phone or email.

When I work

I offer appointments on weekdays between 8am-7pm with the emphasis on flexibility to suit my clients' needs.

Further information

The initial session is an assessment when I ask you some questions which gives you the opportunity to talk about your concerns, for you to understand how I work and for you to see that you are comfortable and that we are best suited to work together.

I will then offer you regular sessions which normally last 50 minutes weekly. We decide whether the therapy would be suited to short-term, long-term or open-ended therapy.

As a Registered Accredited Member of the UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP), I subscribe to their code of ethics, act in accordance with their code of practice and I am accountable to these institutions for my performance as a psychotherapist. My private practice is insured with the Zurich Insurance Group.

I am registered with many of the leading healthcare providers enabling clients with private insurance to claim back the fees for therapy.

Scarsdale Villas, Kensington, London, W8 6PP

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Types of client

Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

Online platforms

Google Meet