Errol McCarthy

Attachment-based psychotherapist, Member Bowlby Centre UKCP

About me

My values as an attachment-based psychoanalytic psychotherapist:

Our early attachment relationships will have an impact on our psychological health and well-being.

The therapeutic relationship can enable the development of an earned-secure attachment which will have a positive impact on psychological health and well-being.

Psychotherapy is provided with respect, warmth, readiness to interact appropriately and relate with healthy boundaries, to support the exploration of relationships in a healthy way.

Attachment relationships are also shaped in the real world and impacted upon by poverty, discrimination and social inequality. The impact of the wider social world may form part of the therapy.

Those who have had their survival strategies and life experiences silenced will be supported in a healthy way within a caring therapeutic relationship.

Attachment-based psychotherapy is inclusive, promote access, welcome diversity, endeavours to be authentic and strive for excellence.

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 challenging and find themselves feeling frustrated and suffering alone.

Attachment-based psychotherapy sets out to repair the capacity to be aware of feelings and states of mind in a regulating way, providing emotional support in a healthy way.

The support is there to enable you to enjoy life and to live it more fully.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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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

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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.

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From £50.00 to £70.00


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

Further information

I look forward to meeting in person/video call so we can discuss what is on your mind.              

I appreciate how much courage it takes to ask for emotional support.

The support is there to enable you to enjoy life and to live it more fully.

47 North Cross Road
SE22 9ET

1 Highbury Cres
Highbury East
Highbury & Islington
N5 1RN

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Types of client

Older adults

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