Dr Tom Cotton, UKCP Reg., MUPCA Accred.

Dr Tom Cotton, UKCP Reg., MUPCA Accred.

7 Eton Avenue

10 Harley Street

07799 262956

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About me

I’m an experienced psychotherapist working in private practice in Northwest London (NW3) and the West End (W1). I draw on psychoanalytic, integrative and relational approaches to psychotherapy, but believe that while theories are important, each person’s situation is also unique.

I aim to help clients to develop a greater understanding of the unseen patterns of behaviour that can underlie psychological distress, such as depression, anxiety, psychosis and addiction. In exploring these patterns it is then possible to address the life experiences they might relate to, such as trauma, difficult family dynamics, abandonment and loss.

Whether you’re having issues with relationships, suffering with complex mental health problems, or seeking personal development, I adapt my approach to respond to your individual situation and the experiences that have informed it.

I offer a low-cost first session to help assess your situation and needs. After that, I tend to work with people over the long-term, which helps to address the deeper, more complex roots of distress. However, I also offer short-term work, which can be effective. I am available for weekday sessions during the day and evening.

Training, qualifications & experience


PsychD Psychotherapy and Counselling, Roehmapton University (2016)

MSc Counselling and Psychotherapy, Roehampton University (2008)

I also hold a BA (Hons) degree in Fine Art, Central St Martins School of Art (1999)


2008 – Present: Private psychotherapy and counselling practice.

2010 – 2012: Manager of residential therapeutic community for psychosis. During this time I taught on post grad. Dip. for psychoanalytic studies and supervised other psychotherapists.

2005 – 2008: Counsellor in NHS GP surgery.

I am a member of the following organisations:

AHP - Association of Humanistic Psychology

BACP – British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy

ISEPP - International Society for Ethical Psychology and Psychiatry

ISPS – The International Society for Psychological and Social Approaches to Psychosis

NWLPC – Northwest London Psychotherapy Centre (Associate Member)

SAFPAC - Southern Association For Psychotherapy and Counselling

SPR – Society for Psychotherapy Research

THS - Therapy Harley Street (Associate Member)

UKCP - United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (Registered member)

UPCA - Universities Psychotherapy and Counselling Association (Accredited Clinical Member)

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited


Accredited register membership

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Identity issues
Personal development


All practical arrangements, including fees, are discussed during the first session.

Further information

If you would like to discuss making an appointment, please call or send an email. During an initial consultation we can discuss the difficulties you might be having, and the most helpful way of working together.

I am a Registered Provider for the following insurers:

Maps & Directions

London, NW3 3EL
London, W1G 9PG

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: Unspecified


Weekdays, daytime and evening.

Types of client

Young people
Older adults