Tamsin Embleton BA (Hons), MA, MBACP

Tamsin Embleton BA (Hons), MA, MBACP

Embleton Psychotherapy
338 City Road


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About me


I’m an experienced, registered & insured psychotherapist based on City Road (near Angel, Old St, King's Cross, Clerkenwell). I run a private practice called Embleton Psychotherapy, am the founder of the Music Industry Psychotherapist Collective (MITC) and regularly consult for charities and companies on mental health.

I trained at The Bowlby Centre, The Anna Freud Centre, Regent’s University, Birkbeck University and the Clinic for Dissociative Studies, spending several years as an honorary psychotherapist working with complex trauma at a London hospital. I am a member of the European Society for Trauma and Dissociation (ESTD) and a member of the International Society for the study of Trauma and Dissociation (ISSTD).


My clients are from all walks of life and all 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
  • phobias
  • gender dysphoria
  • sexual expression
  • anger and emotional difficulties

After many 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.


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.

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 (Zoom), facetime or via the telephone if a client is working abroad, touring or recording.

Training, qualifications & experience

The Bowlby Centre - Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Clinical Training

Regent's University - Counselling & Psychotherapy MA

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)

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Accredited register membership

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My clinical practice is currently full. To join the waiting list, you can email me.

I offer a free, no obligation initial consultation of 50 mins. Thereafter sessions are 50 mins and priced at:

£40 low income

Longer sessions can be arranged on request

Maps & Directions

London, EC1V 2PY

Type of session

Online counselling: Yes
Telephone counselling: Yes
Face to face counselling: Yes
Home visits: No

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Accessibility information
Wheelchair access: No


I have 1 x full fee weekly slot at £95 currently available - Tuesdays at 3pm.

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme