Jacqueline Samuel

Jacqueline Samuel

The Old Fire Station
140 Tabernacle Street


020 7300 7243 / 07939 643382

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About me

Hello and thank you for visiting my page. My name is Jackie and I have over 20 years' experience helping people with anxiety, depression and more through psychotherapy and counselling. I am registered with UKCP and BACP, and offer a safe and confidential space to help you work through life's challenges in a creative and meaningful way.

The people who come to see me experience a wide range of concerns, including:

  • feeling stuck in repetitive patterns
  • struggling with depression or anxiety
  • difficulties with significant relationships
  • questioning sexuality
  • considering leaving a religious or faith based group
  • grieving a significant loss
  • a trauma or traumatic events
  • adapting to lifecycle changes like leaving home, marriage, children, death, ageing parents, or illness
  • identity or self-definition questions after adoption or divorce
  • adapting to moving countries or relocating
  • Unblocking creative stickiness
  • the emotional battle with weight and body image

My style of working is rooted in Attachment Theory which I then build on using an array of creative techniques including hypnotherapy, Focussing, Depth Oriented Brief Therapy amongst others. These combine to give me a broad array of tools with which to consider and work with emotional difficulties within an effective deep therapy. This means that I strive to help you feel better as quickly as possible in a way that is lasting.

If you are experiencing any of the above I will be pleased to help you. I also work with many concerns that aren't included in this list. Do feel free to ask me if your concern is not listed above.

Getting Started in Therapy

If this is your first experience of psychotherapy or counselling, you might find the idea of talking about yourself a little daunting.
So I invite you to schedule an initial consultation session where you can try it out and see for yourself how it feels.

In the first instance, we would need to find a time that is suitable for you. Once we agree on a date and time, when we meet, we will use that session as an opportunity to get to know one another.
You can decide what you choose to talk about and can pace yourself at a level that feels most comfortable to you - particularly about concerns that feel difficult or painful.
To gain the most of our time together, I will gently encourage you to find the words and pace that feel right. Our space is confidential, so everything that you stay will remain strictly between us in accordance with BACP and UKCP ethical guidelines.

I can see you on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays in my Shoreditch office, offering either day-time or evening appointments.
I also offer appointments at other times during the week in my Borehamwood practice.

If it makes it easier for you, feel free to call or email me if you have any questions before setting up an initial meeting.

Where to Find Me

I practice from the Old Fire Station building which is located in Shoreditch, just on the edge of the City of London. You can easily access the office as it is well served by excellent public transportation links. Just a few minutes' walk from Old Street Station, and a variety of buses, it is especially convenient for people living or working in the City of London, Hoxton, Bethnal Green, Dalston, Brick Lane, Docklands and beyond.

There is a comfortable waiting area until 5:30PM.

I also have a second practice in Borehamwood, Hertfordshire where I offer appointments throughout the week. This office is also well served by public transportation, and is a short walk from the Thameslink Elstree and Borehamwood station.

Professional Development

As part of my commitment to my on-going professional development, I present my clinical work to a supervisor, who like myself, adheres to the UKCP’s code of ethics, including the highest levels of confidentiality. I also participate in continuous peer-supervision to ensure that my therapy practices afford you the best informed care.

Training, qualifications & experience

For the last 10 years, I have worked exclusively with adults in private practice providing psychoanalytic psychotherapy and hypnotherapy.

Many of the people who see me are artists, techies and other professionals living and working in London. For most clients, simply living in London throws up a host of challenges that they may need support adjusting to and navigating. This may be alongside other struggles which may predate or be triggered by big city living. Feeling overwhelmed, stuck, socially isolated and alone, anxious, self-doubting are just some of the concerns for which my clients might seek support.

Others I see struggle with relationships with a faith based, or coercive religious groups. They may grapple with exiting the group and rebuilding a life outside of it without the supportive structures and norms the group offered that they had relied upon in the past. This can be both a frightening as well as hopeful time and therapy can help with processing the host of feelings that can emerge during the process.

I also work with people who feel stuck generally. Whether in repetitive patterns like finding themeslves getting into the same types of challenges or relationships again and again, or feeling stuck or blocked creatively or professionally, therapy can help to move forward and make meaning.

In the past, I worked in services for teens and young adults, mostly from BME communities in the inner cities - Black and Hispanic youth in NYC as well as Orthodox Jewish young people in London and New York. Most of these young people no matter how different their cultures, shared a sense of disenfranchisement and hopelessness, expressed through drugs, violence, engaging in street culture, dropping out of school and estrangement from family. Whether through my work in drug rehabilitation centres or job readiness programmes, as a counsellor, or as a manager of services, I have sought to understand what my clients are experiencing and to meet them where they were at.

This is true also of my work with adults in private practice. I continuously add to my training and professional development so that my practice offers you the most meaningful pathway to change.

In addition to my diploma in attachment-based psychoanalytic psychotherapy, I hold an undergraduate degree in Psychology (BA), completed a 1 year Associate's Training at The Arbors Therapeutic Community, and hold a certificate in Hypnotherapy (Eriksonian).

I am registered member of the UKCP and a full member of the BACP (MBACP), and have private practices in Shoreditch and Borehamwood.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited


Accredited register membership

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Religion and Spirituality
Later-Life (Elderly, Geriatric, older adults)
Struggles within religious or faith-based groups (eg orthodox Judaism, Islam, Christianity)
Black and Minority Ethnic concerns

Photos & videos

  • Borehamwood Office
  • Skype therapy


My fee is fixed at £120 per clinical hour

Further information

Where My Office Is:
My Shoreditch practice is conveniently located in the heart of Hoxton / Shoreditch, in the Old Fire Station building (www.attachmenttherapylondon.co.uk)

It is well serviced by public transportation and just a minutes walk from Old Street underground station.

My Borehamwood, Herfordshire practice is just a 10 minute walk away from Borehamwood and Elstree National Rail Station and is on several bus routes. There is also free street parking close by.

How to Contact Me:

To book an appointment, call me on 020 7300 7243 or 07939 643 382

or to email me, write to: jacquelinetherapy@gmail.com

I will usually be able to see you within a week of you making your first contact with me.

What happens next?

Phone: If you reach my answering machine, please do leave a message.
I will always return your call on the same day, or first thing the next morning.

I assure complete discretion when I return your call. Please specify if you prefer that I do not leave a message.

Text or
Email: If you prefer not to be contacted by phone, then your appointment can be arranged entirely by email or text. Please be sure to include your name and to state your availability, to assist me in offering you a suitable time to meet.

Please view my website for much more information, including FAQs.

You can also Like me on Facebook on www.facebook.com/jacquelinetherapy
or follow me on Twitter on @TweetsTherapy.

Maps & Directions

London, EC2A 4SD
Borehamwood, WD6

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Accessibility information
Wheelchair access: No


I can see you on Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday in my Shoreditch practice. I can offer sessions at a variety of other times in my Borehamwood practice.

Types of client

Young people
Older adults