Jen Bellanich: Psychodynamic Psychotherapist, London, WC1V
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Jen Bellanich

Psychodynamic psychotherapist
London WC1V
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About Me

"Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise, so I am changing myself."  A few months ago, were you thinking about starting therapy? A few months from now, will you still be thinking about starting therapy? Or instead, will you already be well on the path towards feeling more solid and centred in your life? 

Imagine what that could feel like.

I've been where you are. I believe passionately in de-mystifying therapy and showing up as my fully human self with you. I bring my empathy, my humour, my enthusiasm and even my sweary vocabulary to the connection - because I am a human first, therapist second. I am both real and relatable.

But therapy is about you: you possess the innate ability to create profound and lasting change in your life. As a psychotherapist, it's my job to provide an authentic and safe relationship to help you achieve that, through exploration, support and challenge. Using a straightforward style, I take a bespoke approach with each client, allowing your needs to guide our work.  

I have worked extensively with anxiety, trauma, low self-esteem, depression, feelings of emptiness, sexuality/identity, emotional abuse, difficult family backgrounds, relationship problems, childhood neglect, medical trauma, and grief.  I enjoy working at depth - sinking into the stuff of real life and finding understanding, creating a sense of solidity, growth and trust within us as we get to know and like who we are. 

I find myself working with a lot of people in their 20s and 30s who feel a bit "lost" and are struggling to find a sense of their true self/identity, who might wrestle with "people-pleasing", or who are having trouble establishing healthy, fulfilling relationships. Many are also from the LGBTQ+ community, or practicing polyamory/ENM. 

My main approach is psychodynamic - I am keenly interested in the formative and sometimes unconscious experiences which influence the shape our current day lives.

I also offer EMDR as an approach to heal unresolved trauma or move through difficult "stuck" places. This can be used either in-person or online, stand-alone or as an integrated part of our broader work. EMDR is very effective for issues which feel too difficult to talk about, as it does not require discussion (as traditional talking therapy does). You may have read about it in “The Body Keeps the Score” or seen Prince Harry discuss his experience of it. It can also be done “intensively”, allowing for concentrated periods of work on specific issues, to accelerate progress in a matter of weeks rather than months or years. You can see more about my intensive offerings here:

I am offering face-to-face sessions. My office is centrally located at Chancery Lane, Holborn, (WC1V), where I also offer morning and evening availability.

I also offer online therapy, which can be more convenient for people with limited time, mobility, access or availability.

What's the first step?  I offer a reduced fee initial consultation at £45. This is a full 50min session allowing you to discuss the issues you'd like to focus on, and to decide if I'm the right fit for you as a therapist. Please feel free to text/email/call me to arrange a consultation session. 

Following on from the first meeting, sessions are weekly, either short-term or longer-term. Fees are £90/hr.

I dedicate 20% of my overall total availability to concession slots - we can discuss your personal circumstances if this is of interest.

More About Me:  I come from a 20yr background in social care. In my spare time, I enjoy running, art and independent music gigs.

My pronouns are she/they. It is important to me that my practice is intersectional, trauma-informed and works with gender, sex and relationship diversity from an affirmative and supportive stance. I undertake my own work on anti-racism, anti-ableism and anti-oppressive practice on a continual basis. 

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View practice address
First Practice
4 Staple Inn, Holborn
London (Central)


I also provide my services online.

Issues often worked with

Emotional abuse
Finding meaning
Interpersonal relationships
Relationship diversity
Sexuality and LGBTQ
Family issues
Attachment disorder
Gender diversity

Therapy offered

In person
By phone
On video
By email

Client groups



I offer a reduced fee initial consultation at £45, allowing you to discuss the issues you'd like to focus on, and to decide if I'm the right fit for you as a therapist. Please email, text or call me to arrange a consultation session.

Following on from the first meeting, sessions are weekly, either short-term or longer-term. Fees are £90/hr.

Zoom/Skype/FaceTime sessions are available.

Concessions may be available upon discussion of your circumstances. Please enquire if you are interested. 

Training and qualifications

My Qualifications

  • Masters Degree in Psychotherapy and Counselling, Regent's University
  • PgDip Psychotherapy and Counselling, Regent's University
  • BA Psychology (Hons), New York University
  • EMDR certificate trained, The EMDR Academy

I am a fully qualified, registered member of BACP.  I have also achieved formal accreditation through BACP - this is a voluntary rigorous quality assessment process for experienced practitioners which signifies “high standards of knowledge, experience and development”.

I am trained in EMDR which is a powerful tool for resolving distress and trauma, allowing the brain to heal them naturally. I am a member of EMDR Association UK.

I have worked in charitable organisations and private practice, and have experience of running wellbeing workshops for corporate clients. Please contact me if this is of interest.

I continue to regularly undertake professional development on an ongoing basis as best practice, with a particular interest in: polyvagal theory, IFS, somatic/sensorimotor modalities, acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), compassion-focused therapy (CFT), gender-based trauma, and the Highly Sensitive population (HSP).


I am registered with Pink Therapy, a directory for LGBTQ+ therapy services

I am also an affiliate of Staple Inn Associates

Verified professional membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy