James Gordon

London, SE1 0AS
07712176338 07712176338 Registered / Accredited

About me

I am an accredited Existential Psychotherapist and Counselling Psychology Doctoral candidate at Middlesex University.

My therapeutic practise arises from a life-long interest in philosophy, social sciences and the humanities with particular attention to the nature of society and the nature of individual subjectivity.

Consequently I believe that the psychotherapeutic enterprise offers radical new possibilities for an individual to understand where they position themselves in their life and how that position can be changed. It offers a real opportunity for a client to put everything on the table and to take seriously the creativity and power that is our birthright as human beings. This is best achieved through an honest and compassionate space where one can talk about and, therefore, think about oneself in a new way.

Training, qualifications & experience

I have worked as a counsellor since 2010, I have been training as a Counselling Psychologist with Middlesex University since 2012.

I have worked in the NHS for 6 years in a range of services, including Guys and St Thomas’s Psycho-oncology service and North Hackney Community Mental Health Team.

I am able to offer individual psychotherapy for a range of difficulties such as depression, generalized anxiety, health anxiety, compulsive behaviours, phobias, panic attacks, low self-esteem, fertility problems, sexual identity concerns, post-traumatic stress and other traumatic conditions. I also work with emotional difficulties relating to cancer diagnosis and treatment, chronic illness and bereavement. I am LGBT friendly.

My specialism is Existential Psychotherapy which aims to help the client understand their distress as an outcome of their encounter with particular aspects of the human condition. We explore the choices that have been taken and use creativity to try to appreciate the choices that lie ahead.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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UK Council for Psychotherapy

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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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Therapies offered

  • Couples counselling
  • Existential therapy


My fee is £60 per session - I do have low-cost slots available, do ask me about these if you are in training or in financial difficulties.

Babel Studios
82 Southwark Bridge Road

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages None


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

Stairs (with a handrail) are required to gain entrance to my clinic on the first floor of the Babel Studios building.


Thursdays 1000-2100

Saturdays 1000-1800

Types of client

Young people
Older adults


James Gordon

James Gordon