Dr Phil Lurie

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ACT/CBT Online Clinical Psychologist - Dr Phil Lurie
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

London SE26 & Central London SW1A
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

Therapy can be a daunting but enriching experience, and I hope that I can help you improve your well-being! I pride myself on making sessions affordable, informative, practical, reflective, challenging, and life-affirming. I will also give you ideas and exercises for in-between sessions, which is where a lot of the change happens. I am integral and compassionate and will only offer strategies and new ways of thinking that I would welcome for myself. And regardless of whichever issues we work on together, I will always include more 'existential' questions about your values, purpose, joy, creativity and connections within your life. I hope that working together we will be able to satisfy my favourite question of all: "Am I living the most meaningful life I can right now?"

I am a qualified Clinical Psychologist, working online, and have broad experience in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). I work with children, adolescents, adults and couples.

I have experience treating: work and general life issues, anger, anxiety (including panic attacks, social anxiety, generalised anxiety disorder, health anxiety,  OCD and pure / moral OCD, low self-esteem), feeling sad / depression, procrastination, and noise-related problems (tinnitus, hyperacusis and misophonia). I further specialise in PTSD / trauma.

I also offer support for LGBT issues, sexual health problems (e.g. erectile dysfunction, premature ejaculation etc) and broader relationship difficulties.

I have worked in the NHS and abroad with people from all over the world.

There are many benefits of online therapy. In our fast-paced and busy lives, working together online means that therapy can be flexible, not just in terms of when but where.

Online therapy is safe: I am bound to the same rules of managing privacy and confidentiality as any other therapy. I always work integrally and compassionate, am directive and offer strategies as well as space to reflect together, and believe it important to review our progress throughout.

Please contact me to organise an initial assessment session. 

Training, qualifications & experience

I completed the Doctorate in Clinical Psychology at University College London, and am registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC).

I have extensive experience using CBT, ACT, EMDR and trauma-focused therapies.

I will always suggest an initial assessment appointment so that we can understand your goals for therapy, and that I can suggest a plan that will be best suited to your requirements.

Please contact me for more information.

Member organisations

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Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC)

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Other areas of counselling I deal with

MEANING AND PURPOSE: I use existential therapy to help find meaning and purpose in our lives.

ANXIETY AND LOW MOOD: I use CBT and ACT to reduce/resolve anxiety and low mood disorders, including panic attacks, social anxiety, generalised anxiety, health anxiety and OCD, as well as feeling sad/experiencing depression.

SEXUAL DYSFUNCTION: I have further experience with sexual difficulties, including erectile dysfunction, premature and delayed ejaculation, and loss of pleasure in sex.

SEXUALITY AND LGBT: I have extensive experience in sexuality issues, including coming out, disclosure, anxiety and working on confidence with identity issues.

HEARING DIFFICULTIES: Additionally, I have expertise with hearing and audiological difficulties, such as misophonia, tinnitus, hyperacusis and phonophobia.

TRAUMA: I have much experience treating people with single-incident as well as complex trauma.


£70.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Students
  • Unemployed

Health Insurance/EAP

  • Aviva
  • Axa Health

Additional information

Assessment and therapy sessions last for 50 minutes and cost £70.

Couples sessions cost £90.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Please note that I only work online.

I am available weekday mornings, afternoons and evenings.

Please email me at onlineclinpsych@gmail.com with any questions.

Central London, SW1A

Type of session


Types of client

Children (0-12)
Young people (13-17)
Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

Key details

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I work online, so I can support you regardless of your mobility or location.

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Dr Phil Lurie
Dr Phil Lurie