Emilia McIntyre

Psychotherapeutic Counselling

Most of us will have times in our lives when things feel like a struggle. We might have experienced a challenging or painful life event, feel an underlying sense of sadness, or that life just isn’t quite as it should be.

In times like these, we may find that our usual coping strategies, such as confiding in friends and family, no longer feel enough.
Perhaps we fear being judged or being a burden.

We may feel tense, anxious or overwhelmed, with a sense that we are alone with our problems and that there is no way out.

Taking to a qualified counsellor could help you find a way forward. If any of this sounds familiar and you are wondering if counselling could help,
please have a look at my website and feel free to get in touch.

About Me

I am a qualified psychotherapeutic counsellor offering short and long term individual counselling to young adults (18+) and adults.

I aim to provide a warm, supportive and collaborative space to explore with you, at your own pace, any thoughts, feelings or difficult experiences you may be having. We will work together to increase your self-understanding and shed light on the sources of your struggles.

I hold a Postgraduate Diploma in Psychodynamic Practice from The University of Oxford. I am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP) and abide by their Code of Ethics.

I also hold professional liability insurance and am committed to attending regular supervision and CPD training opportunities. Doing so enables me to work more effectively with my clients.

I work with a wide range of issues including:

Stress, Anxiety, Depression, Family problems, Loss and bereavement, Relationship difficulties, Feeling stuck or hopeless, Challenging life experiences, Physical illness or health problems, Feeling life has no meaning or purpose, Low self-esteem and lack of confidence, Traumatic experiences in childhood and/or later life

Psychodynamic Counselling

The psychodynamic approach is at the heart of my practice. Psychodynamic counselling seeks to explore the underlying causes of our difficulties in order to bring about meaningful change.

It focuses on our past experiences and the ways these may have contributed to our development, often serving as a template for how we relate to ourselves and others in the present.

The purpose of psychodynamic counselling is to deepen our understanding of ourselves by bringing unconscious aspects of our thoughts, feelings and emotions into our conscious mind.

Through this process, we may see some shifts in our behaviours, develop new perspectives on our past and present, increase our sense of autonomy and find new and healthier ways of relating to others.

How We Will Work

Starting the process of counselling can feel daunting. If you are considering it for the first time and are unsure about what to expect, you can find some useful information on this BACP webpage:
'What is counselling?'

I would first invite you for an initial consultation. During this session, I will ask some questions to learn a bit about you and what brings you to counselling. It is also an opportunity for you to ask any questions you may have before deciding whether to move ahead with regular sessions.

Should we choose to work together, we will then agree on a regular weekly session time and day which will be reserved for you. Counselling works best when there is consistency and regularity of sessions, so weekly attendance at the agreed time is expected.

Once we have met a few times and settled into our work, we can think together about the length of counselling appropriate for your needs. We can either choose to work together on a short-term basis (for an agreed number of sessions and with a particular focus), or in an open-ended, longer-term way to allow space and time for the work to evolve.

Online Counselling

Online counselling provides an opportunity to receive emotional support from the safety and comfort of your own home or wherever feels safe for you,
and is ideal for those who would struggle to attend sessions in person.
However, it is not for everyone, so it is important that we have a preliminary discussion in the initial consultation to see whether we can work together and ensure that online counselling is the right choice for you.

Face to Face Counselling

I also offer face to face counselling in a secure, private location within walking distance of Clapham Common tube station.


All sessions last for 50 minutes and are charged at £65 each.

Emila McIntyre

If you are interested in working with me or would like some more information, please complete the contact form or alternatively, you can email me directly at contact@emiliamcintyre.co.uk. I aim to respond to enquiries within 48 working hours.

Clapham Old Town, London, SW4

07742 150 753