Dorinda Talbot

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MA, Dip BSS-Do
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London SE1 & Herne Hill SE24
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

I am an experienced mindfulness-based psychotherapist practising in Herne Hill SE24 and Waterloo SE1 in south London. I also offer eco-psychotherapy sessions outdoors in Brockwell Park SE24.

I have an MA in Core Process Psychotherapy from the Karuna Institute in Devon, and am a fully accredited member of the UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP).

My work is inspired and supported by a long-standing Zen practice and is informed by a deep interest in body/mind practices such as yoga, conscious movement and shiatsu. I have a Diploma in Shiatsu-Do from the British School of Shiatsu (1995), and a Diploma in Practising Energy Psychotherapy from Confer (2023). The latter training focuses on working with the subtle energy system – using acupoints, meridians and chakras – to help rapidly and safely resolve trauma.  

Brilliant sanity
Both Buddhism and Core Process Psychotherapy recognise that there is a fundamental state of wholeness, or health, that is potentially always available to us, no matter what we might be going through. In Core Process terms, this is described as our core state: the unified field of awakened heart/mind that can be experienced when we step back from our conditioned patterns of thinking and behaving. In Buddhism, the core state is sometimes described as our true nature, Buddha nature, awakened mind or brilliant sanity.

I work collaboratively with clients, bringing careful attention to body, mind and feelings, to help bring greater insight and compassion to your experiences and difficulties. As both Buddhism and Core Process Psychotherapy understand, it is the cultivation of awareness itself that opens the door to the possibility of deep and lasting change.

Training, qualifications & experience

MA in Core Process Psychotherapeutic Practice

More than 35 years of Zen Buddhist practice

Diploma in Shiatsu-Do

Diploma in Practising Energy Psychotherapy

Voice Dialogue trainings with John Kent in London

Member organisations

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UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP)

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Accredited register membership

UK Council for Psychotherapy
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£80.00 per session
Free initial in-person or online session

Concessions offered for

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

Additional information

My standard fee is £80 per 50-minute session. I offer an initial consultation, which is free of charge. At this first meeting you can ask any questions you might have. We talk about what is happening in your life to get a sense of whether therapy would be right for you and to decide whether we would like to work together. I hold some reduced-fee places available for those on low income (there may be a waiting time for these sessions).

When I work

I am available Monday to Friday from 8am to 9pm

Further information

I practise at the Breathe-London Wellbeing Centre at Waterloo near London's South Bank, within easy reach of Waterloo, Southwark and London Bridge stations, and from Herne Hill Space, London SE24, a two-minute walk from Herne Hill rail station and a short bus ride from Brixton tube. I also offer sessions outdoors in Brockwell Park.

I am a fully accredited member of UKCP; I adhere to the UKCP code of ethics and am fully insured.


Talbot, D. (2015) Painting Eyeballs on Chaos: on Zen and birth trauma. Self & Society: Vol. 43, No. 1, pp15-20.

34 Colombo Street, South Bank, London, SE1 8DP

Herne Hill, London, SE24

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people (13-17)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

Key details

Wheelchair user access
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In person

Low-cost supervision for psychotherapists: I am currently completing a training in Mindfulness-Based Supervision and as such can offer low-cost supervision to qualified integrative psychotherapists who are working long term with clients at depth.

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Dorinda Talbot
Dorinda Talbot