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 various charities and companies on mental health issues.
I trained at The Bowlby Centre, The Anna Freud Centre, Regent’s University, Birkbeck University and the Clinic for Dissociative Studies, spending several years at a London hospital working with clients who have diagnoses related to complex trauma. 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).
WHO DO I WORK WITH?
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
- 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.
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.
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
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
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
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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
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Sessions are 50 mins and priced at: £95
All low and medium income fee slots are currently occupied.
The initial consultation is free of charge.