Tamsin Embleton BA (Hons), MA, MBACP
338 City Road
I’m an experienced, registered & insured psychodynamic psychotherapist working at an NHS London hospital and in private practice in Islington. I trained at The Bowlby Centre, The Anna Freud Centre, Regent’s University, Birkbeck University and the European Society for Trauma & Dissociation (of which I am a member). I also hold a BA (Hons) in Classical Studies from King's College, London.
I regularly contribute to articles for Metro as a psychotherapist and consult for music management companies.
WHO DO I WORK WITH?
My clients are from all walks of life and professional industries, but they share one thing in common: they are all seeking change. People come to therapy for myriad reasons – often they feel lost, ‘stuck’, anxious, depressed or wish to understand themselves, improve their relationships or cope better in day-to-day life. 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
- anger and emotional difficulties
After 10 years working in the music industry, I am well versed in the specific difficulties that face those in the lime-light, on stage, on tour, in studios and in other roles where creativity plays a large part. Part of my private practice is dedicated to working with musicians, creatives, actors, writers, producers, art directors, designers and other creative professionals at all stages of their careers - from unsigned artists to household names. I am currently researching the psychological impact of touring.
HOW DO I WORK?
My way of working is influenced by the attachment-based psychoanalytic psychotherapy of John Bowlby (with a splash of existential theory). This means that we would seek to understand your position towards your current issues within the context of your past relationships – looking at the quality and availability of your significant relationships, past and current experiences, your inner-world, self-construct and world-view. Throughout, we would work together to identify patterns between present and past as they arise. I work with client’s long term, working towards understanding the roots of your current issues, rather then focusing solely on treating the symptoms that they cause.
Through therapy, we seek to understand more fully and come to terms with the legacy of past experience and make meaning from examining unconscious assumptions, reactions and motivations, piecing together the puzzle of what is troubling you so that you can move forward in a more satisfying and meaningful way.
Where possible, I work face-to-face, however we can also hold sessions via an online platform, facetime or via the telephone if a client is working abroad, touring or recording.
Training, qualifications & experience
The Bowlby Centre - Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Clinical Training (ongoing)
Regent's University - Counselling & Psychotherapy MA
Anna Freud Centre - Mentalization Based Treatment
Regent's University - Counselling & Psychotherapy PG Dip.
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)
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Antisocial personality disorder
- Attachment disorder
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Dependent personality disorder
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Histrionic personality disorder
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic disorder
- Paranoid personality disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship issues
- Schizoid personality disorder
- Schizotypal personality disorder
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex addiction
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
Photos & videos
I offer a free, no obligation initial consultation of 50 mins. Thereafter sessions are 50 mins and priced at:
£40 low income (low fee slots are currently full, please email me to join the waiting list)
Longer sessions can be arranged on request
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Tues, Thurs, Fri 7.30am-8.30pm + weekends on request. Online & telephone sessions are arranged in the event that clients are abroad.
Types of client