Virginie Boury-Prin

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London, W1W
Available for new clients
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About me

I am an experienced and professionally qualified integrative psychotherapist and dramatherapist with 15 years of practice in the field. I work at The Practice in Central London close to Oxford Circus where I offer sessions in English or French, both to individuals and groups.

I am trained and qualified as a psychodrama psychotherapist and dramatherapist. When appropriate, I use embodied and expressive methods to explore the issues you bring to sessions. My therapeutic approach is psychodynamic. This involves exploring the dynamics at play in relation to yourself, others and the wider world. For example we might ask the question what is happening or not happening that pulls you back or slows you down and you may then find new creative response bringing change in your life. 

You may want to seek therapy for a variety of reasons: you may experience emotional distress, feel stuck or in the grip of your anxiety, depressed or struggling with addictive behaviours, you may want to be more of an initiator in your life. I have experience of working with a range of mental health concerns.

So whatever you are facing an on-going or sudden mental and emotional distress or/and existential anxiety I am committed to provide a safe, supportive, and non-judgmental space in which you can voice your issues and concerns and feel better equipped to sail the waves the sea of life presents.

I am the author of “Working psychodramatically with anxiety” in Chesner. A. (2019). One-to-One Psychodrama Psychotherapy. London: Routledge.

Training, qualifications & experience

Postgraduate Diploma in Psychodrama Group and Individual Psychotherapy at The London Center for Psychodrama

Mindfulness certificate

Dramatherapy MA.(HCPC reg.)

Philosophy MPhil.

15 years experience working with groups and individuals in psychiatric units, day services, therapeutic communities and private practice.

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UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP)

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Accredited register membership

UK Council for Psychotherapy
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£100.00 per session

Health Insurance/EAP

  • Axa Health
  • BUPA
  • Vitality
  • Aviva

Additional information

£100 per 50-minutes psychotherapy session (W1)

Concession rate: apply if you may be eligible

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

The best way to contact me is via email. We will then arrange an initial meeting when we will discussed your needs and the best format to meet them.

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people (13-17)
Adults (25-64)

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Virginie Boury-Prin
Virginie Boury-Prin