Due to Covid-19 I am currently offering initial and ongoing support by telephone or online (e-therapy via Skype, Zoom or WhatsApp). In addition I am now offering safe sessions in the consulting room.


 About psychoanalytic therapy

Psychoanalytic therapy alleviates psychic pain and improves the lives of many people with long-lasting effect.

Are you feeling sad, isolated, lonely, anxious, vulnerable or 

experiencing (recurrent) unfulfilling relationships? Do you find it difficult to love and be loved ? Are you not making the most of your abilities ?

'Even the darkest night will end and the sun will rise'

             Victor Hugo

There are times in our lives when deeply-felt thoughts and emotions can be overwhelming. 

The greatest part of our daily actions and emotional life is the result of hidden motives that escape our observation. Past experiences largely shape who we are and continue to affect our adult world.

I can assist you in connecting with yourself better and understand what is happening at a deeper level. These insights will allow you to have a richer, freer and more creative life.


Weekly individual psychotherapy for adults and young adults (16+)

 In a stable and confidential setting away from the distractions of everyday life.


The first session

After you initiate contact with me, we will arrange to meet up for an initial consultation so you can tell me about yourself. This may be followed by a subsequent session to allow us to decide if we are going to work together.


About Me

I am a psychodynamic and psychoanalytic psychotherapist. I have nine years of clinical experience of working with adults, including young adults, in a variety of institutional settings including the NHS. I am bilingual in English and French and offer therapy in both languages. My practice encompasses helping with a range of psychological difficulties, from the demands and constraints of daily life to deep, complex emotional issues, often experienced in the shadow of family crisis. I have a particular interest in working with loss, mood disorders, family conflicts, maternal, neglect and expat issues. My orientation is inspired by classical & contemporary psychoanalytic thinking, particularly psychoanalysis . 
I am a member of the BPC, BACP (Accred), FPC and APP in the NHS and hold an MA from the 'Tavistock and Portman NHS Trust'.


Practice Hours & Fees

Nothing in life is as costly as being unwell and struggling.

Mon - Fri: 8am - 8pm

Fees: £ 70-80

Reduced fees may be negotiable for daytime sessions. Flexible rates if earnings affected by the Coronavirus pandemic.

Registered as an approved psychotherapist with major private health insurance providers (Bupa, AxaPPP, VitalityHealth, Aviva & Aetna Global Benefits etc..).


Contact Me

London, Kensington & Chelsea

27 Emperor's Gate, SW7 4HS

Closest tube station: Gloucester Road, SW7

020 7370 4793


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Registrant of BPC (British Psychoanalytic Council)

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Accredited Member of BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy)

©2018 by Leila Barnes Psychotherapist.