Dr. Torstein Stapley

Dr. Torstein Stapley

Longcroft House
2 – 8 Victoria Avenue


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Longcroft House
2 – 8 Victoria Avenue


About me

Welcome! My practice in the City of London offers psychological support and effective solutions in a modern setting and central location.

The focus of my work is on wellbeing and I believe that therapy should highlight individual strengths and allow for development and personal growth. In my view, therapy should be conducted in such a way that it facilitates and encourages the individual to continue the process of change even after therapy is completed. It is my belief that self-exploration conducted in an empathetic and supportive environment will highlight individual strength. It will also allow for a understanding and change to the way we judge and perceive ourselves and others. It is through this process that I think permanent personal development can be achieved.

My approach to therapy is grounded in the view that you are the expert about your life, and that my role is to facilitate your exploration with the help of evidence-based approaches to therapy. I have extensive training in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Psychodynamic therapy, as well as more recent therapeutic approaches such as Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Cognitive Analytic Therapy, Mindfulness and Compassion Focused Therapy. Through genuine curiosity I will enter therapy with no other agenda than to truly listen to what you have to tell me. I will approach our sessions with empathy, unconditional support, and a wish for us to work collaboratively. In my view therapy should be empowering and facilitate hope, and you can expect to be heard, listen to and understood.

The majority of my work is conducted from an integrative therapeutic approach that draws on multiple therapeutic models. I place individual needs at the foundation of this work, and I will aim to account for and support your unique experiences and views. By working together I believe that we can improve your wellbeing and facilitate positive change.

If you are looking for a caring professional who will listen to your needs, and support you in achieving your goals then please contact me by phone or email. I offer a free 15 minute pre-assessment via telephone to everyone and you will not be obliged to continue with therapy after this call if you do not wish to. Please do also have a look at my website for further information about the different services that I offer.

I look forward to hearing from you

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a chartered Counselling Psychologist registered with the British Psychology Society and the Health & Care Professions Council. I hold a professional doctorate in Psychology and Masters degree in Clinical and Public Health Aspects of Addiction. I am also an EMDR practitioner. I have experience of working in a variety of clinical settings in primary care, secondary care and specialist services as well as private practice. I have worked with children, adolescents, adults and groups, offering both short-term and long-term evidenced-based therapy.

Over the years I have gained extensive experience of working with depression and anxiety disorders such as panic, obsessive-compulsive disorder, phobias, post-traumatic stress disorder and generalised anxiety disorder. I also hold a strong personal interest and specialist knowledge of working with eating disorders, and drug and alcohol dependency. Additionally, my clinical work has regularly focused on stress reduction, anger management, bereavement, insomnia, sexual health and sexual identity, abuse, and relationship issues.

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Registered / Accredited



Assessment and subsequent treatment will be charged at:

Individual - £100 per session
Couples - £100 per session
Skype - £100 per session

I also offer a limited amount of low cost sessions. Please contact me to discuss this option further.

Further information

Skype Therapy

For those with mobility difficulties or for those who are unable to attend regular sessions in the City of London area, I can provide a confidential and supportive Online Therapy service through Skype or FaceTime.

The requirements to access this service are that you have a Skype or FaceTime account, a web camera and a good internet connection. It is also recommend that you have access to a private and quiet space for the total duration of our session. For further information about this treatment option please contact me by phone or email.

Maps & Directions

London, EC2M 4NS

Type of session

Online counselling: Yes
Telephone counselling: Yes
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: Norwegian


Flexible appointments - Please contact me for further information about availability

Types of client

Young people
Older adults