Emmy Gibbs: Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist, London, E5
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Emmy Gibbs

Psychoanalytic psychotherapist
London E5
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About Me

I am a trainee psychotherapist working with patients at my home in Hackney (E5) and online. I can offer you a safe, supportive and non-judgemental space in which we can work together to explore your concerns and the forces that may cause you suffering. My approach draws on the psychoanalytic/psychodynamic tradition in giving space to the effects on emotional and psychological life of those aspects of ones experience which are unconscious or poorly understood .


I can work either on a time limited or on a long-term basis. I currently offer sessions online. However, when circumstances allow I will work in my home, which is in Clapton, Hackney - a six minute walk from Homerton station, which connects to Highbury and Islington (Victoria line) in 9 minutes and to Stratford (Central, Jubilee and DLR) in 6 minutes.


My fee is £50 per session subject to any low fee agreement made with me on account of your ability to pay. I am happy to talk about an appropriate fee level when we first meet. If you know you cannot pay £50 please state this when you first contact me. I charge for all sessions, including for “initial consultations”. 


I have many years’ experience working with people in need of help and support, previously as a solicitor representing victims of trafficking, abuse and labour exploitation and with asylum seekers. As such I have particular experience of working with victims of trauma and abuse and those struggling with low self-esteem, anxiety and depression. My work as a lawyer involved supporting victims to piece together the story of their lives so that it could be understood as part of their legal case by the authorities or by the courts, enabling them to obtain the compensation or sanctuary so desperately needed to move forward in their lives. In my work as a psychotherapist I build on the skills I developed as a lawyer to help patients to make sense of their lives so that they feel relieved of suffering and able to move forward in a positive way.




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View practice address
First Practice
70 Glyn Road
E5 0JD

Issues often worked with

Health anxiety
Boarding school syndrome
Family estrangement
Social anxiety

Therapy offered

In person
By phone
On video

Client groups



My fee per session is £50 subject to any low fee vacancies being agreed in advance. If you think you need a lower fee please state this when you contact me. 

Training and qualifications

Training in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy, Guild of Psychotherapists (ongoing)

BA (Hons), MA, Modern History, University of Oxford

Solicitor of the Senior Courts of England and Wales (non practicing)

Verified professional membership

TRAINEE: UK Council for Psychotherapy