Michael Toller

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Available for new clients
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London, EC2A 4RQ
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

My role as a therapist is to help people to explore their problems and work through them in a supportive way. The aim is always to help a client to gain new understanding and help them move forwards.

This usually involves exploring a client's immediate circumstances and feelings and thinking about past events and how these might affect the present. Sometimes, it can be helpful to explore dreams and more loosely associated memories.

In this way, I help people address feelings of depression, anxiety or stress related to relationships, family, work, cultural or societal expectations, health issues, sexuality, identity and abuse.

As a starting point, I offer a free consultation by phone to explore your situation, get a feel for what it will be like to work together and to answer any questions you have. This is always a very open conversation with no expectation or obligation to work together.

The next step is to meet face-to-face or online for two or more assessment sessions, to think together about what you want to get from therapy and to help us decide if I am the right therapist for you.

If we then decide to work together, we will meet weekly in person at my consulting room in Shoreditch. I also offer the opportunity to work remotely via phone or video call depending on your circumstances.

We can work together for a fixed amount of time or on an open-ended basis, depending on what we mutually agree will be most helpful.

If you would like to explore how psychotherapy could help you, please get in touch for an initial conversation.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am an experienced psychotherapist working online and face-to-face, helping clients deal with issues such as anxiety, depression, seasonal affective disorder, feeling sad or stuck, loneliness, stress, panic attacks, low self-esteem or low self-confidence, or family, identity or relationship issues.

I am deeply committed to helping people understand themselves, find meaning and live better lives, and believe that therapy is most impactful when it is based on mutual trust, respect and openness to growth.

While my training is psychodynamic, I actively integrate key ideas from existential, relational and neuro-psychoanalytic therapeutic approaches into my work. If you would like to know more about what this means in practice, please ask me when we meet.

I'm a registered member of the BPC (Registration number 22323) and a Clinical Fellow of The Neuropsychoanalysis Association. I work according to the BPC Ethical Framework.

I hold an MSc in Psychodynamic Counselling & Psychotherapy from Birkbeck College, University of London.

Member organisations

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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.

Accredited register membership

British Psychoanalytic Council
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£90.00 per session
Free initial telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

  • Trainee counsellors

When I work

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City Psychotherapy Service, 32-38 Scrutton Street, London, EC2A 4RQ

Type of session

In person

Types of client

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

Key details

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Michael Toller
Michael Toller