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Errol McCarthy UKCP Attachment-based psychotherapist

South London SE26 & Highbury & Islington N5
07930945754 07930945754 Registered / Accredited
South London SE26 & Highbury & Islington N5

About me

My values as an attachment-based psychoanalytic psychotherapist:

Mental distress has its origin in failed or inadequate attachment relationships in early life and is best treated in the context of a long-term human relationship.

Attachment relationships are shaped in the real world and impacted upon by poverty, discrimination and social inequality – the impact of the social world will be part of the therapy.

Psychotherapy should be available to all, from an attachment-based psychoanalytic perspective, including those discriminated against or described as “unsuitable for therapy”.

Psychotherapy is provided with respect, warmth, readiness to interact appropriately and relate with healthy boundaries, the therapeutic relationship should aim to be free from discrimination of any kind.

Those who have been silenced about their experiences and survival strategies must have their reality acknowledged and not stigmatised.

Training, qualifications & experience

My name is Errol McCarthy and I am an attachment-based psychoanalytic psychotherapist.

I trained at the prestigious Bowlby Centre based in London N5 1RN.

I have been in private practice since 2015.

I am fully registered and accredited by the UK Council for Psychotherapy.

I work with individuals who find relationships difficult and find themselves feeling frustrated, lonely, and suffering alone.

Attachment-based psychoanalytic psychotherapy sets out to repair the capacity to regulate feelings. Help the person to become aware of the effect of childhood and adult experiences on current feelings.

I would work with you to explore the emotional experiences of the past and the present.

Assist to explore current relationships with significant others and the implicit attachment patterns that may be re-occurring in the present.

As your Psychotherapist, I would work with you with the aim of enabling you to enjoy your life and to live it more fully.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.


UK Council for Psychotherapy

The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) is a leading professional body for the education, training and regulation of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors. Its register is accredited by the government's Professional Standards Authority.

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

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

generalised anxiety disorder, anxiety, panic attacks, family issues, feeling sad, depression, phobias, separation and divorce, affairs and betrayals, bipolar disorder, seasonal affective disorder (sad), dialectical behavioural therapy (dbt), cognitive analytic therapy (cat), cognitive and behavioural therapies, behavioural therapy, cognitive therapy, postnatal depression, bereavement, addiction, low self-esteem, psychodynamic therapy, emotional abuse, person-centred therapy, stress, low self-confidence, alcoholism, sex addiction, abuse, sexual abuse, psychoanalytic therapy, jungian therapy, depression and anxiety in children, psychoanalytical and psychodynamic, trauma, health anxiety, anger management, child related issues, binge-eating disorder, sex problems, eating disorders, suicidal thoughts, drug addiction, obsessive compulsive disorder (ocd), behaviour problems, borderline personality disorder, personality disorders, post-traumatic stress disorder (ptsd), loneliness, hoarding, integrative, anorexia nervosa, childhood bullying, domestic violence, bulimia nervosa, childhood bereavement, attachment disorder in children, separation anxiety, work-related stress, gambling, internet addiction, narcissistic personality disorder, existential therapy, sexuality, smoking, physical abuse, humanistic therapies, psychotherapy, reality therapy, self-harm.

Therapies offered

  • Psychoanalytical and psychodynamic

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Further information

I appreciate how much courage it takes to ask for support. I am happy to meet you in a single session free of charge, so we can discuss what is on your mind. I am on your side with the aim of enabling you to enjoy your life and to live it more fully.

1 Highbury Cres
Highbury East
Highbury & Islington
N5 1RN

Regent House
291-307 Kirkdale
South London
SE26 4QD

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language
Other languages No


Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair user access

Sydenham and Penge East train stations provide easy access from Forrest Hill, Dulwich, Beckenham, Herne Hill, Crystal Palace, Camberwell, Peckham, Brixton, Bromley, Victoria, London Bridge.


Please contact me using the link provided and we will work together to try to find a time that works for you.

Types of client

Older adults
Errol McCarthy UKCP Attachment-based psychotherapist

Errol McCarthy UKCP Attachment-based psychotherapist