Simon McKay

Simon McKay

Room 419
16 Upper Woburn Place

07471 303623

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Room 419
16 Upper Woburn Place

07471 303623

About me

I am a qualified psychodynamic psychotherapist and counsellor with a wide range of experience gained over a number of years. I trained at WPF Therapy, one of the leading training centres for psychotherapists in the country. I hold a Post-graduate Diploma in Psychodynamic Theory and Practice from Roehampton University.

I am a registered member of the BACP and I abide by their ethics, standards and practices.

Like many people who become therapists, I have been in therapy myself and have experienced how helpful it can be to talk to get confidential and focused support.

I work in private practice and am based opposite Euston Station, Central London. I offer one to one sessions in a confidential space on a once weekly basis. Each session lasts 50 minutes.

What sort of problems might therapy help me with?

Counselling and psychotherapy take place in a private and confidential setting. It is a one-to-one collaborative process between the person seeking help and myself. People have sought help from me when struggling with difficult emotional problems such as:

  • feeling stressed or anxious
  • coming to terms with losses such as bereavement, divorce or redundancy
  • lacking confidence, self-esteem or that you are under achieving
  • an inability to make or sustain good relationships
  • repeatedly becoming involved in unsatisfactory or destructive relationships
  • feeling depressed, sad or empty
  • lacking a sense of purpose in life
  • having unresolved issues from the past
  • problems at work
  • family conflicts

I provide a safe, calm and confidential environment, where you can identify, explore and work through what is troubling you.

Through the relationship between us, I aim to help you discover and develop new and effective ways of approaching your life.

Beginning Therapy

It is not uncommon to feel unsure or hesitant about seeking help. A preliminary session or sessions is an opportunity for you to meet me and consider if you think it would be helpful for you to continue. There is no commitment to ongoing work at this stage.

If you do decide to continue, we will both commit to a regular day and time that we can meet for once weekly work. This commitment and frequency is an important part of the work.

Training, qualifications & experience

Postgraduate Diploma in Psychodynamic Theory and Practice

Member organisations


Accredited register membership

Therapies offered


Therapy could be an investment in your personal and professional life. A regular weekly counselling session lasts 50 minutes and is charged at £60.00 per session.

For preliminary consultations, which typically last for up to 90 minutes, I charge £80.00 per session. Sometimes we may decide to continue preliminary consultations for a few meetings. This gives us time to get to know each other, and for you to decide if you would like to begin therapy with me. Payment can be made by cash, cheque or bank transfer.

All enquiries are treated in confidence.

Further information

My Location My consulting room is located directly opposite Euston Station in London WC1 and is within five minutes walk of the overground and tube stations at Euston, Euston Square, Kings Cross and Warren Street. I am also conveniently located for those living or working in areas such as the West End, central London, Baker Street, Bloomsbury and Islington.

Many buses serve this area and various overground and underground lines. Nearby tubes lines: Northern (both branches), Piccadilly, Victoria,

Hammersmith & City, Circle and Metropolitan.

There is parking nearby on Endsleigh Street.

Excellent disabled access from Euston Road.

Maps & Directions

London, WC1H 0BS

Type of session

Online counselling: Yes
Telephone counselling: Yes
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None


Wheelchair access: Unspecified


Morning, evening and Saturday appointments available.

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme