Errol McCarthy UKCP Attachment-based psychotherapist

Errol McCarthy UKCP Attachment-based psychotherapist

1 Highbury Cres
Highbury East
Highbury & Islington
N5 1RN

Regent House
291-307 Kirkdale
South London
SE26 4QD


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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 in a face to face therapy, with the aim of exploring 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


Accredited register membership

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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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.

Maps & Directions

Highbury & Islington, N5 1RN
South London, SE26 4QD

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: No


Accessibility information
Wheelchair user access: No

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