About me

I offer psychotherapy in Italian, Spanish, French as well as English to both adults and children, on an individual basis.

People come to therapy for all sorts of reasons, but perhaps the hardest decision is to make up one's mind to ask for help. In therapy the individual is invited to talk freely about their difficulties, relationships, past experiences and fears.

Therapy is an opportunity to understand the causes of one's distress through an exploration of unconscious processes. This understanding can enable the individual to find their solutions.

Psychotherapy and counselling are talking treatments that can help you overcoming emotional difficulties and free yourself from unwanted and painful ways of feeling, thinking and behaving.

Sessions can be arranged on an open ended basis or for an agreed time period. It is possible to discuss an appointment on the phone prior to coming along for a session.

My practice is located in Central London, within easy reach of Marylebone and Fizrovia.

You can find out more about public lectures on Saturdays on my website.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a member of CFAR, (Centre for Freudian Analysis and Research), of the CP-UK College of Psychoanalysts-UK and an accredited member of BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy)

As well as private practice, I have worked psychoanalytically with adults for the NHS, (Department of Liaison Psychiatry, at Guy’s and St. Thomas’ Hospital, London) with children and young people in the educational sector, (Primary and Secondary Mainstream Schools) and with voluntary organisations. (Family Welfare Association, Kensington & Chelsea Young Carers Project and St Peter's Charity London).

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 Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.

Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.

All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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.

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Additional information

How much does it cost?
My standard fee is £70 a session. I also keep a limited number of low-cost places. I'm unable to see low-cost patients in the evenings.

How many times per week?
Depending on the needs and desires of each individual, sessions can be twice weekly or more, weekly or less frequent.

How long is a session?

The length is variable, it can last up to 50 minutes.

Where can I find out more about the practice of psychoanalysis, public lectures, conferences and recent publications?

Further information

Work with children

Children, are referred for different concerns. Learning difficulties, concerns with behaviour, emotional and social concerns, separation, bereavement and anxieties.

In the work with children, I use a variety of means such as talk, play and arts to facilitate communication with the child in a safe space.

As well as working individually with children and adolescents, I also work with parents, either individually or in joint session with their child. Sometimes children’s difficulties bring up unresolved issues for parents which can trigger difficult emotional responses. By talking about these responses, the difficulties can be explored and thought about.


Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people

Additional languages

Italian, Spanish and French

Laura Tarsia

Laura Tarsia