Tamsin Embleton BA (Hons), MA, MBACP
I am a psychotherapist and writer based in Mayfair, London. I work in person on Mondays and Tuesdays and online with international clients via Zoom Wednesdays-Fridays. Occasionally, I can accommodate fly-ins (POA).
Who do I work with?
I specialise in working with creatives and those in the public eye. A lot of my work is with musicians, writers, film directors, fashion designers, creative directors, producers, and people who are in high pressure positions.
How do I work?
My work is informed by attachment-based psychoanalytic psychotherapy with a splash of existential theory thrown in for good measure. I am also trauma-informed, meaning I have undergone several trauma related trainings and have worked extensively with people who have trauma-related difficulties.
Working with a psychotherapist
People come to therapy for myriad reasons – often they feel lost, stuck, anxious, depressed, or wish to understand themselves, improve their relationships, their self-perception or cope better in day-to-day life. Giving voice to your experiences can be a healing and life-affirming experience. Some of the issues that my clients face include:
- relationship, attachment and interpersonal issues
- depression, anxiety and stress
- grief, loss and bereavement
- addictions (food, drugs and alcohol, gambling, sex etc)
- trauma, neglect, physical, sexual and mental abuse
- identity, meaning and purpose
- gender dysphoria
- sexual expression
- anger and emotional difficulties
- receiving a clinical diagnosis
In therapy, we try to understand your current position within the context of your past relationships – looking at the quality and availability of your significant relationships, past and current events, your inner-world, self-construct and world-view. We work to identify and understand patterns that have been formed from past experiences that may no longer serve you in the present. As the great Quincy Jones said 'to get where you're going, you need to know where you've come from'.
Training, qualifications & experience
Prior to training as a psychotherapist, I worked within the music industry, in various roles.
- Babette Rothschild - Somatic Trauma Training (ongoing)
- Adult Attachment Interview Coding - The Adult Attachment Interview Institute
- The Bowlby Centre - Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Clinical Training
- Regent's University - Counselling & Psychotherapy MA
- The Anna Freud Centre - Mentalization Based Treatment
- The Bowlby Centre - Attachment Theory in Clinical Practice
- European Society for Trauma & Dissociation - Foundation in Trauma & Dissociation
- Institute of Psychoanalysis - lecture series
- Birkbeck - Certificate in Counselling skills
- King’s College, London - Classical Studies, BA (Hons)
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
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
£95.00 per session
Free initial online session
I am currently fully booked and have temporarily closed my low and medium fee waiting lists. To join the full fee waiting list, please email me.
For anyone seeking low or medium fee psychotherapy, I would recommend self-referring via the Bowlby Centre in Highbury.
Musicians may be eligible for financial support (to help towards therapy costs) via Help Musicians UK, The Royal Society of Musicians of GB, or PRS for Music member's fund. For touring personnel there is StageHand or Crew Nation. Actors may receive help through the Film & TV charity.
My working hours are 9am-6pm.
I have a light, bright, spacious therapy room with air conditioning and a lift.