Tim LeBon (MA (Oxon), UKCP, BABCP accredited)

Tim LeBon (MA (Oxon),  UKCP, BABCP accredited)

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1 Bell Yard

6A Bessborough Place

07931 896857

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About me

Hello. I have over 20 years experience as a counsellor and therapist.I am here to help you, my speciality is anxiety and depression. Please do not hesitate to contact me if you think you could benefit from therapy, especially CBT. It is best to use email to contact me to set up an initial consultation.

I am an experienced BABCP accredited and UKCP registered psychotherapist. First we we have an initial  face-to- face  consultation (same rate as subsequent sessions) when you will tell me about what you would like help with, I will tell you how I work and we will decide whether we are a good fit for each other. Usually we will then try to understand your problems in a new way. We will then work together, drawing on your knowledge of yourself and my experience and knowledge of psychology and philosophy.

I draw mostly on   Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT),  which is an evidence-based approach that can help with many issues. I can also draw on Existential Therapy and Philosophical Counselling as well as my range of life experience including being a published author of 2 books, being a parent and graduating with a first-class degree from Oxford University.

Amongst the problems I can help you with are :

  • Anxiety
  • Generalised Anxiety Disorder
  • Depression
  • Worry
  • Stress
  • Perfectionism
  • Low self-esteem
  • Decision-making

  • Social Anxiety
  • Performance Anxiety
  • Wanting to lead a more satisfying life

  • procrastination

  • Low self-confidence

  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
  • Generalised anxiety and worry
  • Anger management
  • Panic attack

This list is not exhaustive, but it gives some idea of the sort of problems I have helped people with before.

How can counselling help?

Counselling is the one place where we can explore our issues in a way we can't on our own or with friends. I offer the opportunity to first of all understand your problem in a new way and then to explore new ways of breaking old patterns of thinking and behaviour. In such a way counselling is no a "quick-fix" but a profound exploration of our response to life and how we can improve it.  My own background and experience allows me to draw on a range of ideas from psychology and philosophy to help you achieve your goals and solve your problems.

If you are interested in getting help with any of these problems, please feel free to contact me now. Please note I only work face-to-face.

Training, qualifications & experience

About Me

I originally studied at Oxford University, where I gained a first class degree in Philosophy, Politics and Economics (PPE). Back in the 1990s I studied psychotherapy and counselling at Regents College where I specialised in existential psychotherapy.  Later I drew on this experience to write my first book Wise Therapy (Continuum, 2001) which describes how philosophy can be of use to the counsellor. More recently still, I returned to Oxford where I undertook advanced training in Cognitive Therapy and gained a distinction in the highly-regarded Msc level diploma from OCTC.

How my Experience Can Help You

This background allows me to bring a broad range of experience and ideas to my practice. I know how to help you using the evidence-based methods for anxiety and depression. I am also sensitive to questions of meaning, purpose and values. My specific areas of expertise include difficulties in decision-making and low self-esteem. I also work with anxiety problems including stress, worry, panic attacks and obsessions and also help those suffering from low mood and depression. I started seeing clients for counselling and psychotherapy back in 1995 and so have many years experience. I was one of the main figures in this country in helping use philosophy for the purposes of counselling, which I have done since the late 1990s. More recently I have trained in other approaches including  the Human Givens Approach and advanced training in CBT (Cognitive Behaviour Therapy) and mindfulness-based CBT  approaches.  I am also a founder member of the Modern Stoicism Project, aimed at providing an evidence-base and disseminating ideas about Stoicism and ancient philosophy.

As well as my private practice I also work part-time in the NHS as a psychotherapist. I am also a lecturer and trainer in psychotherapy and counselling. I very much enjoy offering supervision to other counsellors and psychotherapists especially those wanting to develop their CBT skills.

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Other areas of counselling I deal with

anxiety disorders, GAD,  health anxiety, career issues, decision-making, procrastination, social anxiety, social phobia, coaching, philosophical counselling, values clarification, mindfulness, existential crisis, meaninglessness,compassion focussed therapy (CFT), Stoicism, integrative therapy, philosophical life coaching, positive psychology, happiness, OCD, Pimlico, Chancery Lane, Fleet Street, supervision


My  rate is £90 for a 50 minute session for counselling clients.

For clinical supervision I charge £80 per 50 minute session.

Further information

My work has been positively featured in the National Press including Independent & The Observer.  I have written two books relevant to therapy and have many years experience.

Sessions are normally held in Central London in my Pimlico (also nr. Vauxhall and Victoria) or Temple (Fleet/St Chancery Lane) offices.

After your initial contact (email preferred) , I will let you know my availability and ask you what you would like to work on. If it seems we are a good fit, I aim to set up an initial consultation as soon as possible, often within the next few days.

I look forward to working with you.

Maps & Directions

London, WC2A 2JR
London, SW1V 3SG

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Accessibility information
Wheelchair access: No


Available daytimes Wednesday, Thursday and Friday

Types of client


Supervision & training

I specialise in CBT supervision, offering it in Central London and potentially by Skype.

Online supervision:Yes
Telephone supervision:No
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