Karen Austin

Karen Austin

Registered Member MBACP

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Therapist - London

London N10
Sessions from £80.00


  • Concessionary rates


Accepting new clients, limited availability at present - please enquire for details.

About me and my therapy practice

I am a qualified and registered psychodynamic psychotherapist and couple therapist. I have further training in psychosexual therapy, coaching and a masters degree in psychology. 

Whatever your issue, whether you feel you have reached crisis point, are stuck in a repeating pattern in your relationship, or you wish to explore and reach your potential as a person and a partner, contact me to arrange a conversation. 

I work with both individuals and couples. My approach is based in exploration of clients' early experiences and relationships and how these can lead to social and emotional challenges and unhealthy patterns of relating in the present day. 

I combine this psychodynamic approach with more practical, mentalisation-based strategies focused on improving communication, behaviours and relating in the here-and-now.

I offer a safe, confidential, non-judgemental space to explore your  difficulties and concerns and I have experience of working with clients from a range of backgrounds, cultures, sexual orientations and identities. 

I have worked in a wide range of healthcare settings, including the NHS, for many years. In addition to my private practice, I am also a Senior Visiting Clinician and Lecturer at Tavistock Relationships,  a world-renowned centre for clinical research, training and couple therapy.

Practice description

I see clients in person in one of my two consulting rooms  in Muswell Hill,  North London. I offer weekly 50 minute sessions either face-to-face or online depending on your requirements.

I can accommodate open-ended, longer-term or short-term work. 

My first session

The first step is an initial consultation.

I offer a free 20 minute initial appointment online before we make any commitment to work together. In this meeting, I will try to understand more about your concerns  and what has brought you to seek therapy. You will have the chance ask any questions you may have about how therapy works and about my practice. 

What I can help with

ADD / ADHD, Anxiety, Autism spectrum, Child related issues, Cultural issues, Depression, Identity issues, Infertility, LGBTQ+ counselling, Menopause, Personal development, Post-traumatic stress, Pregnancy related issues, Relationships, Self esteem, Sex-related issues, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Trauma, Vegan allied, Women's issues

Types of therapy


Clients I work with

Adults, Couples, Older adults

How I deliver therapy

Long term sessions, Long-term face-to-face work, Online therapy, Short term sessions, Short-term face-to-face work