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Deciding to seek the help of a therapist is a big step. 
Your life may have been upset by personal or professional crisis or perhaps you have lived for some time with unhappiness or maybe just a sense that you are missing something. I offer a confidential and non-judgemental space to think about your experience.

I am a qualified psychotherapist based in London, with experience both in private practice and in the NHS. I work with a wide range of emotional, behavioural and relationship issues, including but not limited to: anxiety, depression, bereavement and other forms of loss, relationship difficulties, confidence issues, issues with attachment, life transitions, hopelessness and loneliness, suicidal thoughts, self-harm, risky behaviours, sexual difficulties, abuse, shame, guilt, anger, fear, phobias, compulsions and personality disorders.

Emma Osler  | Psychodynamic Psychotherapist |  London

My approach

Having a confidential space to talk can bring enormous relief in itself and simply articulating what's on your mind to somebody trained to listen can help create a meaningful shift. But if we work together, I will also be noticing patterns and making links, and I will be interested in how your past might affect how you experience the world now and are able to face what life throws at you.

I practise psychodynamic psychotherapy, which means that as we think together about your experiences, thoughts and feelings I will be paying particular attention to what may be going on unconsciously.

Many of us already 'know' what has happened to us; what may be lacking is true emotional understanding of how we are affected.

It is this that leads to lasting change.

Sessions & fees

It can be daunting working out what sort of therapy might be helpful to you, let alone which therapist to make contact with. Personal fit with your therapist is important and we would start with a brief phone conversation at no charge, followed by one or more consultation sessions before deciding to work together.


An initial consultation is typically 90 minutes long to allow you sufficient time to share the issues that have brought you to therapy and let me know about your background, while also getting a feel for how I work. I would be listening carefully but may ask more questions at this stage than is usual in ongoing sessions. Subsequent sessions would be 50 minutes and would usually be weekly, at the same time each week. I recommend meeting in person, but we can also discuss working online or by telephone as required. The process can take some time and often therapy is open-ended, but short-term or time-limited therapy may also be appropriate and we can think about this in our initial consultations.

My standard fees are listed below. I also have a limited number of places at a lower fee for students or people on lower incomes and this can be discussed in our initial phone call.

Initial consultation (90 mins) - £140

Ongoing sessions (50 mins) - £100

Once your therapy is underway, I reserve a regular appointment time for you. This means that I do charge for missed sessions.  If you cannot attend a session, I will do my best to offer you a replacement session within the same week, but this will not always be possible. Normally I take holidays at Christmas, Easter and later in the summer. I will give you advance notice of my holiday dates and you will not be charged when I am away.

I work from two locations in London: at Oxford Circus and in the City.  


The Margaret Street Practice is a few minutes walk from Oxford Circus tube station. Birchin Court is a few minutes walk from Bank and Monument tube stations and around 10 minutes walk from Liverpool Street and Moorgate train and tube.

Margaret Street Practice
39 Margaret Street

Birchin Court
20 Birchin Lane

Please contact me to find out more.  I offer an introductory phone call at no charge and all enquiries are completely confidential.



Training and qualifications

I have an MA from Oxford University and a Postgraduate Diploma in psychodynamic psychotherapy, having trained at the Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust. I am registered with the British Psychoanalytic Council (BPC), the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and the Tavistock Society of Psychotherapists.


I have previously held psychotherapy positions in the charity mental health sector and two NHS Trusts. Alongside my private practice, I work as a psychotherapist in the Trauma Service at the Tavistock and Portman NHS Trust.

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Emma Osler | Britis Psychoanalytic Council
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