Vanessa Birley

Vanessa Birley

Registered Member MBACP

Contact information

Phone number
07725 652862

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Therapist - London

London SW19
07725 652862
Sessions from £85.00


  • Flexible hours available

About me and my therapy practice

I am an experienced psychotherapist and enjoy facilitating an exploration into the hidden and sometimes difficult aspects of the self. Working psychodynamically involves reflecting on the past, how it may influence the present and integrate these to live a more fulfilling life. Psychodynamic psychotherapy can include exploring the unconscious, for example, through dreams. This encourages a deeper understanding of what causes problems in relating to the self and others. 

There may be things that are unable to be put into words and easier to express through imagery. Art-making can become a powerful mode of communication. I offer art psychotherapy as a way to explore difficulties through the use of image-making. You can choose if you wish to use art, or not in sessions. I am registered on the HCPC as an Art Therapist.

I work in central and SW London as well as offering online sessions.

Practice description

I provide a compassionate, open and searching space, where there is a place to be curious about your life experiences, thoughts and feelings. Whilst I will encourage you to seek your own self-understanding, therapy is a process to think together.

What it is you are seeking from psychotherapy? Change may feel difficult but begins with taking a first step.

My first session

The first step is a free phone call and arrange a time to meet.

What I can help with

Abuse, ADD / ADHD, Addictions, AIDS/HIV, Anger management, Anxiety, Autism spectrum, Bereavement, Cancer, Child related issues, Chronic fatigue syndrome / ME, Cultural issues, Depression, Disability, Health related issues, Identity issues, Infertility, Loss, Menopause, Obsessions, Phobias, Post-traumatic stress, Pregnancy related issues, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Sex-related issues, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Spirituality, Stress, Trauma, Women's issues, Work related issues

Types of therapy

Art therapy (HCPC Registered), Creative therapy, Psychodynamic

Clients I work with

Adults, Children, Groups, Older adults, Organisations, Trainees, Young people

How I deliver therapy

Long term sessions, Long-term face-to-face work, Online therapy, Short term sessions, Short-term face-to-face work, Telephone therapy, Time-limited

Languages spoken