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Simon McKay Psychotherapist BSc (Hons) BACP Registered
To book an introductory session, please email
In-person meetings resume on Tuesdays in February  2022
(please note, my new location opposite The British Museum)

I am a Psychotherapist and Counsellor working in central London. My practice is opposite The British Museum in Bloomsbury WC1, and within a few minutes walk of Holborn, Covent Garden, Soho and the West End. I am a Registered Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).

Sessions are also available via telephone, Zoom, Skype and Whatsapp.
Simon McKay, BACP accredited psychotherapist and counsellor based in London Bloomsbury, Holborn offering therapy in-person, online and by telephone
Simon McKay: BACP Accredited Psychotherapist

Please look at the pages on my website to find out more about the counselling and therapy services I provide. You are most welcome to contact me by telephone or email to discuss your situation, or to set up an initial meeting. All communications between us will be treated in confidence, and I reply to all enquiries promptly.

Freud described therapy as improving the ability 'to love and work'.
What sort of problems might therapy help me with?
People have contacted me  when they were struggling with emotional problems such as:
  • feeling stressed or anxious

  • feeling depressed, sad or empty

  • difficulties at work or with studies

  • trying to overcome an addiction

  • difficulties relating to sexuality

  • an inability to make or sustain good relationships

  • repeatedly becoming involved in unsatisfactory or destructive relationships

  • family conflicts

  • coming to terms with losses such as bereavement, divorce or redundancy

  • lacking confidence, self-esteem or under achieving

  • lacking a sense of purpose in life

  • having unresolved issues from the past


Counselling and psychotherapy take place in a private and confidential setting. It is a one-to-one collaborative process between the person seeking help and myself.

I provide a safe, calm and confidential environment, where you can identify, explore and work through what is troubling you.

Through the relationship between us, I aim to help you discover and develop new and effective ways of approaching your life.

Counselling might be more appropriate to help you through a difficulty that has arisen recently such as a bereavement or a relationship breakdown. It would be once weekly, open ended. You might feel ready to leave after a few months.


Psychotherapy works with more complex and more established difficulties that are often a result of childhood experiences. This approach is a good way to address more general feelings of sadness or feeling ‘something’s not quite right’. This work would also be once weekly and would be open ended and would allow you as much time as you want to take.

I have undertaken rigorous trainings in counselling and psychotherapy and offer both options within my practice.


To find out more about my approach to therapy please click here. To find out more about my clinical training and experience please click here.

Psychotherapy and Counselling in Bloomsbury & Holborn. Simon McKay, BACP accredited psychotherapist and counsellor based in Central London offering therapy in-person, online and by telephone
My Location at 37 Museum Street
Post-lockdown, my practice has relocated to within 3 minutes of The British Museum, Bloomsbury WC1. (It is a 10 minute walk from my original location opposite Euston Station.) I am a few minutes walk from Holborn, Covent Garden, Soho and the West End.
The closest tube stations are Holborn andTottenham Court Road. They are served by the Central, Piccadilly and Northern lines. I am also within 10 minutes walk of the Victoria, Circle, Hammersmith and City and Metropolitan lines.
Overground stations at Euston, Kings Cross and Charing Cross are all within 15 minutes walk. Many buses also serve this area.

For a map of my area please click here.

Sessions are also available via telephone, Whatsapp and Skype.


I charge £70 for a 50 minute in-person session. (The initial session, which lasts up to 90 minutes, costs £90.) On-line rates are £60 and £80.

What to do next?

It is not uncommon to feel uncertain or anxious about making initial contact with a counsellor or psychotherapist. An experienced practitioner will understand this and is trained to listen and to help with the process.

If you would like to explore further the possibility of therapy with me, please feel free to contact me by telephone or email and we can discuss your situation or to set up an initial meeting. All communications between us will be treated in complete confidence. I respond to all enquiries promptly.

On the following pages you will find further information about my way of working, my training and clinical experience, together with practical matters such as fees and my contact details. I hope this information is helpful if you are currently searching for a psychotherapist or counsellor in the Bloomsbury, Holborn, Covent Garden or central London area. (I'm opposite The British Museum.) googlebda4ef86102ed73ehtml

37 Museum Street
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