Dorinda Talbot MA, Dip BSS-Do

Dorinda Talbot MA, Dip BSS-Do

34 Colombo Street
South Bank


07949 868426

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About me

I am an experienced, fully accredited psychotherapist and counsellor working in Brixton and Waterloo in south London.

I trained and qualified in mindfulness-based Core Process Psychotherapy at the Karuna Institute and have been working therapeutically with a wide range of clients since 2011. My professional experience includes working in private practice and as a counsellor with Mind in Camden's Minor Tranquilliser Project.

Inspiration and support for my work comes from a long-standing Zen Buddhist practice. As well as maintaining a daily meditation practice, I attend regular retreats and co-run meetings of the London StoneWater Zen Sangha, which is part of a traditional, authentic lineage.

My approach

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 difficulties we might be going through. In Core Process terms, this is described as our core state: the inherently luminous, 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. It is a place of non-separation.

I work collaboratively with my clients – bringing attention to body, mind and feelings – to help bring greater insight and compassion to their experiences and difficulties. And 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

Voice Dialogue trainings with John Kent in London

Diploma in Shiatsu-Do

More than 25 years of Zen Buddhist practice

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited


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My fees range from £60-£75 per hour-long session. I offer a 30-minute initial consultation that costs £30. 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).

Further information

I work from the Breathe-London Wellbeing Centre at Waterloo near London's South Bank, within easy reach of Waterloo, Southwark and London Bridge stations (see photograph above). I also see clients in Brixton SW2, within walking distance of Brixton and Herne Hill stations. I am a fully accredited member of UKCP; I adhere to the UKCP code of ethics and am fully insured.

Introduction to meditation and mindfulness sessions

For anyone interested in beginning a mindfulness practice, I offer a six-week, one-to-one introduction to meditation and mindfulness programme. Specifically tailored to each person, these hour-long sessions are essentially about slowing down and learning how to deeply listen to the body-mind – as well as exploring what you need in order to nurture a grounded, sustainable awareness practice. Sessions may include guided meditation; working with posture and the breath; gentle movement; visualisation; and walking meditation. Practice sessions sometimes (by mutual agreement) take place outside in the natural environment. Cost: £60 per session.

To find out more about this introductory programme, ask any questions you might have, and decide whether meditation and mindfulness feels right for you, I offer an initial 30-minute consultation (£30). To arrange an appointment, please call me on 07949 868426, or email me at


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

Maps & Directions

London, SE1 8DP
Brixton, SW2

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: No
Face to face counselling: Yes
Home visits: No

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Accessibility information
Wheelchair access: No


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

Types of client

Young people
Older adults