James Stevens

James Stevens

Registered Member MBACP

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Therapist - London

London E5
Sessions from £80.00


  • Flexible hours available
  • Concessionary rates

About me and my therapy practice

Effective psychotherapy can substantially improve states of anxiety, depression and impulsiveness. I work from my consulting room in Hackney and together we will seek to build a detailed picture of your life and mind, thinking carefully and creatively about the patterns and dilemmas that you have decided need to be better understood in the service of instituting positive and lasting change.

I have experience working in various contexts and with a wide scope of personalities and presenting problems, both in the NHS and in private settings. I develop relationships based on each person's specific needs and encourage critical feedback and reflection at every stage of our work. Together, we can discover resources within you that make transformation possible.

My approach is psychoanalytic (sometimes also called psychodynamic) and I do not provide quick-fix answers, directive advice, or hastily formed diagnoses. Instead, my sole aim is to facilitate meaningful and lasting internal change through a process of deep listening and an atmosphere that promotes imaginative insight and profound respect for each person's particular personality and experiences.

Practice description


In addition to my private practice, I work* or have previously worked as a psychotherapist in the following clinical settings:

Maudsley Hospital (NHS) in the Self Harm Outpatient Service*

Tavistock Clinic (NHS) in the Adult Complex Needs Service*

Institute for Human Identity, New York

IPTAR Clinical Center, Institute for Psychoanalytic Training and Research, New York


British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy

British Psychoanalytic Council


Inter-cultural Psychodynamic Psychotherapy, Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust, London

Respecialization Program in Adult Psychoanalysis, Institute of Psychoanalytic Training and Research, New York

Advanced Clinical Extern, Institute of Human Identity, New York

Other professional memberships:

Tavistock Society of Psychotherapists

A.K. Rice Institute for the Study of Social Systems

Organisation for Promoting the Understanding of Society

Action for Refugees in Lewisham

My first session

An initial consultation will cost £85 and will last for 90 minutes. We would usually meet at least once more to discuss together the best path forward for you. During this consultation period we will discuss any questions you may have about psychotherapy, including your desires for what therapy can give you and important practical matters such as frequency of sessions, fees, and reflections on our suitability for one another.

What I can help with

Abuse, ADD / ADHD, AIDS/HIV, Anger management, Anxiety, Autism spectrum, Bereavement, Cancer, Child related issues, Chronic fatigue syndrome / ME, Cultural issues, Depression, Disability, Eating disorders, Health related issues, Identity issues, Infertility, LGBTQ+ counselling, Loss, Men's issues, Mood disorder, Neurodiversity, Obsessions, OCD, Phobias, Post-traumatic stress, Pregnancy related issues, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Service veterans, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Stress, Trauma, Work related issues

Types of therapy

Psychoanalytic, Psychodynamic

Clients I work with

Adults, Older adults, Young people

How I deliver therapy

Long-term face-to-face work, Online therapy, Telephone therapy