Laura Magill

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London W1W & E8
Available for new clients
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This professional is available for new clients.

About me

Hello. I’m Laura, a fully qualified psychodynamic psychotherapist registered with the BPC, BACP and UKCP. Psychodynamic therapy effectively addresses issues such as depression, anxiety and low self-esteem. 

You may have experienced a recent life stressor, such as a significant loss or relationship breakdown or you may be navigating a particularly difficult period of transition. Or perhaps you are feeling trapped or weighed down by a general sense of dissatisfaction, loneliness, or unease. Whatever it is, psychodynamic therapy can act as a catalyst for lasting and meaningful change and repair.

How it works

Psychodynamic therapy asks us to look inward and to our past. Our early experiences can have a subtle but powerful influence on the lives we live as adults, impacting our self-esteem and our sense of well-being. Looking back can help you better understand the nature of your difficulties and the origins of certain self-limiting or destructive thoughts and behaviours, enabling you to cultivate self-awareness, reconnect with your inner resources and break free from unhelpful patterns.

What I offer

My consulting room is located in Fitzrovia, central London and is in easy walking distance from several major tube stations including Oxford Circus, Tottenham Court Road and Great Portland Street.

I also work from Hackney in east London, an easy walking distance from Haggerston and Dalston overground stations. 

I offer sessions in-person, online and over the telephone. 

I work primarily in an open-ended way which allows for deeper exploration. However, I can also offer time-limited therapy which tends to be more structured and problem-focussed. 

I am committed to working with curiosity and care, in confidence and without judgement. I have worked with clients of a variety of ages and from a broad range of backgrounds and cultures. 

If you are interested in the possibility of working together, please get in touch via email and we can set up a short, obligation-free telephone call. 

What I can help with

  • ADHD
  • Anxiety
  • Depression and low mood
  • Gender and sexuality
  • Grief and loss
  • Personality disorders
  • Neurodiversity
  • Relationship and attachment issues
  • Stress
  • Self harm and suicidal ideation
  • Trauma and abuse

Getting started

Reaching out can feel daunting. I offer an introductory, obligation-free telephone call to see how I might be of help to you. 

The next step is to arrange a 90-minute initial consultation. This is an opportunity for us to meet and for you to ask any questions you may have. It will also give me the chance to hear more about you, your history and what has been troubling you.

We will then come to a decision, based on your individual needs and circumstances, whether we think we would work well together and if open-ended or time-limited therapy would be best suited to you. At this point, we will also agree to a regular session time.

Training, qualifications & experience

I have a Clinical Qualification in Psychodynamic Psychotherapy at WPF Therapy. 

I have also completed the Foundation Course and the Access Course at WPF Therapy and the Foundation Course at the Institute of Psychoanalysis.  

I am registered with and accredited by the British Psychoanalytic Council (BPC), The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) and the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP). I am also a member of the Federation of Psychotherapists and Counsellors (FPC) and work to all of the above organisations' codes of ethics. 

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.

British Psychoanalytic Council (BPC)

The British Psychoanalytic Council (BPC) is a professional association, representing the profession of psychoanalytic psychotherapy.

The organisation is itself made up of fourteen member organisations and BPC accredits the trainings of its member organisations. An individual who qualifies from one of these trainings is then eligible for entry into the BPC's register.

BPC registrants are governed by a code of ethics, a policy of continuing professional development, a statement on confidentiality and a complaints procedure. The BPC is a Member Society of the European Federation for Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy in the Public Sector (EFPP). Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP)

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.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Psychoanalytic Council
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.

British Psychoanalytic Council

Therapies offered


£70.00 - £100.00

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Students
  • Refugees

Health Insurance/EAP

  • Axa Health
  • Vitality

Additional information

Session fee is dependent on income and session time. 

Initial consultations are 90 minutes and cost £120. 

I accept AXA and Vitality Health insurance. 

Further information

My consulting room is located in Fitzrovia, central London and is in easy walking distance from several major tube stations including Oxford Circus, Tottenham Court Road and Great Portland Street.

I offer sessions in-person, online and over the telephone. 

I work primarily in an open-ended way but can also offer time-limited therapy which is more structured and problem-focussed.

Great Titchfield Street, London, Greater London, W1W 7PT

322 Kingsland Road, London, Greater London, E8 4DE

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

Key details

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Laura Magill
Laura Magill