Tara Gallagher

Tara Gallagher

South Kensington
Central London


07414 542357

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About me

BACP Counsellor, BPS Psychologist,  UK and Ireland Association EMDR therapist (For Trauma), and AXA registered.

"Tara has been instrumental in one of the greatest shifts in my life. She has guided me with

such grace & compassion through the process of EMDR & together we have processed my

deepest wounds. Her capacity to read my emotions & support me through the therapy is

unparalleled. I always feel safe & seen, able to reveal myself fully in a held space. A truly

wonderful therapist & a very special human being." LW.Sep 2018.

Firstly, I'd like to acknowledge the effort and courage that  it has taken to ask for professional support. The easiest option is to distract ourselves or to ignore the emotional discomfort. You must have passed that stage already if you are in search of finding the right therapist. Secondly, thanks for viewing my profile. I hope that the information below will help you to get a feeling for how I work.

My training is an integrative model. This allows me to draw from a wealth of knowledge, practice and experience from different therapeutic schools, and I can therefore tailor each session to your individual need.

I will encourage you to work at your own pace and in depth within our therapeutic relationships, in order to support you in establishing rich and deep relationships within your life. I believe that being understood is a central part of the healing process. I recognise that the therapeutic process can be painful and difficult, as well as rich and rewarding and I strive to work with compassion and empathy to create a safe and holding environment for our work together.

I am specialised in treatment of Depression, Anxiety, Trauma and PTSD, Relational  and relationship issues including how one relates to the world around them and what other people can trigger in them.

Locations: South Kensington and Enfield.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a registered Counsellor with the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), a registered Psychologist with the British Psychological Society (BPS), and also an EMDR Registered Practitioner with the EMDR UK and Ireland Association. I am also registered with Insurance organizations such as Axa.

Following the accomplishment of a first class Master's Degree in Psychology in 2009, I have gained wide-ranging experience in many areas including working with Trauma, Depression, Anxiety and Relational Issues. I also hold a BACP Certificate of CFD (Counselling for Depressions) following a specific training which enhanced my knowledge and skills in treatment of depression. For this particular treatment, I will focus on here and now and support you to address what is currently an issue for you.  I am experienced in both short-term solution-focused therapy and long-term work. I have been working for NHS services such as IAPT and also charity organisations such as MIND.

I specialise in Integrative Counselling. However, I emphasise on Psychodynamic intervention and childhood experience in my work. For more information please see my website.

In addition, I use a relatively new branch of counselling known as Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR). I find EMDR the most effective treatment for trauma. For more information please see my website.

"Words cannot describe  how pleased I am for having completed therapy sessions with Tara.

I really felt that Tara and I achieved a natural understanding immediately without a constant need to explain and clarify.

She was  so kind and sensitive with the choice of her words.

As therapy went on, I realised that Tara's listening  skills was the healing  factor for me.  I felt safe  in her presence and It was very easy to trust her.

I am extremely satisfied with the result of my talking therapy."

A.M , Age 52.

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Face to Face

I see face to face clients in 2 different locations: South Kensington and Enfield

There's a  small capacity to see clients on Saturdays at King's Cross.

As well as face-to-face sessions, I also offer online talking therapy via Skype and I can be flexible with the fee and time for the Skype sessions.

Maps & Directions

South Kensington, SW7
Enfield, EN2

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None


Wheelchair access: Unspecified


Working days and limited space on Saturdays

Types of client